Medium 5028
Grilled octopus

Expert Recommendations

"Mario Batali knows how to cook octopus, something not many people can do. The octopus at B&B is bar none—well, except for maybe mine at Sensi. The octopus is tender yet chewy, which is the benchmark of well-cooked octopus. It is served differently as the seasons and produce change, but one thing remains constant: the properly cooked and seasoned octopus. The vinaigrette is another magical Batali creation, combining the great, vibrant flavors of limoncello and turning it into a vinaigrette."
"No one does octopus like Batali. This simple chargrilled octopus with preserved lemon and olive oil is on my top 10 favorite dishes of all time."