Molto Michael

Create a menu like an Italian master

How's this for a résumé? Three Michelin stars, three James Beard Award nominations and six Manhattan restaurants.

Impressive, to say the least.

Those are the bragging rights executive chef Michael White brought to an exclusive MasterCard® Priceless® Cities dining experience at the Tasting Table Test Kitchen. The executive chef treated guests to his modern renditions on Italian classics, including Butternut Squash Caponata, Amatriciana Ravioli and Eggplant Fritters.

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Host your own Michael White-inspired evening with these recipes:

• Start things off with a spicy kick from Chile- and Blueberry-infused Tequila (see the recipe), a surprisingly tasty combination.

• Make Tortelloni from scratch (see the recipe) and stuff them with a spinach, ricotta and mascarpone cheese.

• Pour steaming espresso over creamy vanilla gelato in a chilled glass for the perfect Affogato (see the recipe) for a sweet note.

That's amore.