Mario BataliTania and I went to Otto Enoteca Tuesday night and had a fine time. Otto is the latest in the growing empire of Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and friends. The meal itself was good, not tremendous, but whenever you can linger over snacky foods and some wine (a Lambrusco in this case) and chat for over two hours with one of your best friends, it's a fine evening.

William Grimes was right in recommending the Otto Lardo; his thoughts on Otto