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Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow Eating Together July 2016

You'll Wish You Had the Third Seat at Mario Batali and Gwyneth Paltrow's Italian Dinner in NYC

Always a delight to bask in the golden light of @gwynethpaltrow @lasirenaristorante wheeeeeee!

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Mario Batali shared an Instagram photo of himself and longtime friend Gwyneth Paltrow dining together at his newest Italian restaurant in NYC. According to Vanity Fair, the pair were cohosting a dinner as "part of a collaboration between Goop and Cadillac," and the chef and It's All Easy cookbook author poked fun at each other while guests dined on an impressive selection from La Sirena Ristorante, Batali's first new restaurant in NYC in nearly a decade. "He was just teasing me about every boyfriend I brought to [Batali's restaurant] Babbo over the years. He liked Brad Pitt, if you want to know. Didn't like Ben Affleck that much," Gwyneth said to Vanity Fair.

We can only imagine what else this dream team talked about while sipping on white wine and catching up — the two have been friends for more than 15 years. Mario captioned the photo, "Always a delight to bask in the golden light of @gwynethpaltrow." We certainly wouldn't be opposed to seeing future partnerships between the two food-focused entrepreneurs. Don't you wish you could have had the third seat at the table?

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