Harvey Weinstein Ate Dinner at a Restaurant Partly Owned by Mario Batali

Harvey Weinstein Ate Dinner at a Restaurant Partly Owned by Mario Batali

Was the disgraced film executive communicating support for the embattled chef?

By Tamara Palmer

Harvey Weinstein was spotted eating dinner Wednesday night in New York City and his choice of restaurant has raised some eyebrows.

The fallen film executive, who is facing charges for sex crimes in New York, is under investigation in Los Angeles and London for sexual misconduct, and is the subject of almost 90 additional public accounts of sexual harrassment, dined at Babbo, which is partially owned by Mario Batali.

Batali is also under investigation in New York and Boston for sexual misconduct. Both men are being accused of a host of sexual crimes including rape.

A spokesperson for Weinstein told Eater, "We do not know where he ate or who he knows,” when asked if Weinstein ate at Babbo and if Weinstein and Batali are friends. Eater ventured that Weinstein might have felt that Babbo would be a safer choice of restaurant to dine in public after someone tried to punch him at an Arizona restaurant. Babbo didn't comment.

Weinstein is currently free on $1 million bail.


Related Stories

The Feast is Bravo’s digital destination serving culinary inspiration and essential food news. Like us on Facebook and visit daily for diet and wellness trends, kitchen hacks and tools — and the buzziest celebrity, chef, and restaurant happenings you need to know about right now.

You May Also Like...
Recommended by Zergnet