Bruni Is Made at Minetta Tavern

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As you ponder the question of whether the next Times critic will be so anonymous, consider this bit of evidence that the current one doesnt exactly fly under the radar: A cook at Minetta Tavern recently bragged publicly about having fed Bruni, Batali, and Jean-Georges last Monday (presumably they were at separate tables). Remember, Keith McNally decided to do another restaurant partly because Bruni gave Morandi such a lackluster review good to hear his team caught the critic this time around.