What You Will Learn:
Mark Strausman is a classically-European-trained chef who recently opened his new restaurant, Mark's Off Madison, at 41 Madison Avenue in New York City.
Strausman is known for creating the legendary restaurant Freds at Barneys New York at Barneys' Madison Avenue flagship store. He subsequently developed satellite Freds in Chicago, Los Angeles, and in Barneys Downtown New York location.
In addition, he owned the ground-breaking Italian restaurant, Campagna, and Agriturismo in New York's Hudson Valley, and partnered to create and manage Coco Pazzo in NYC and Sapore di Mare in East Hampton.
Mark's passion project in recent years is to bring back the traditional handmade New York bagel. His Straussie's bagels, which Serious Eats dubbed "New York's Best Bagel," is featured at Mark's Off Madison. And let me tell you, it’s amazingly delicious!
He is the author of The Freds at Barneys New York Cookbook, which Publishers Weekly calls "a wonderful peek inside the popular restaurant." In addition, Mark is author of the James Beard Award nominated Two Meatballs in the Italian Kitchen and The Campagna Table. He has written for Yahoo and The Huffington Post, and consults widely within the food and beverage industry.