A biographer revealed the $77.33 caprese salad and tomato-free steak Anna Wintour was ordering for lunch, as well as some of the Vogue editor’s other odd eating habits — including her disdain for all vegetables.
Writer Amy O’Dell spoke with more than 250 of Wintour’s friends, acquaintances and former employees for her new book, Anna: The Autobiography, which comes out May 3.
During her 430-page biography, Odell revealed many shocking discoveries and exciting secrets about the magazine’s CEO, 72 – who some have called an ice queen.
But one thing in particular left the internet stunned – her lunch order.
A biographer reveals the $77.33 caprese salad and tomato-free steak that Anna Wintour used to order for lunch
Writer Amy O’Dell says Wintour’s lunch was steak and caprese salad from The Palm — which she insists she get without the tomatoes. Photo copy of lunch
According to Odell, Wintour’s “go-to lunch” after Condé Nast moved its offices to the One World Trade Center in 2014 was a steak, along with a caprese salad from Palm Restaurant in Tribeca, New York City.
But what makes it especially strange is that she was adamant about not including tomatoes in the salad.
Caprese salad usually consists of only three ingredients – mozzarella cheese, basil and tomatoes. So if you remove the red fruit, you can simply have a plate of sliced cheese with some basil (stock photo)
Now, caprese salad usually consists of only three ingredients – mozzarella, basil, and tomatoes – and is usually topped with olive oil.
If you remove the red fruit (the tomatoes are technically a fruit, not a vegetable), you can simply have a plate of sliced cheese with some basil.
Many readers were shocked by the unusual arrangement and took to Twitter to share their thoughts.
One person wrote: “I literally can’t stop thinking about Anna Wintour going to brunch being a $77 Caprese salad without tomatoes and steak.
Anna Wintour’s brunch includes a caprese salad without the tomatoes…no tomatoes? Is it even a caprese salad? Another user request.
Another person said:[That’s] Just a great way to order mozzarella.
Many readers were shocked by the unusual arrangement and took to Twitter to share their thoughts
A fourth tweet read, “Hey, I’d like a plate of mozzarella for lunch,” an absolute baler movement.
Odell said in the book that two people confirmed that this was what Wintour would order. But she added that she’s been told that’s what she ate years ago, so it’s not clear if she’s still getting it now
Odell said in the book that two different people confirmed that this was indeed what Wintour would ask.
However, she does explain that she was told that’s what she ate five or six years ago, so it’s not clear if she’s still getting it now.
According to New York Magazine Group StreetSalad is still on the menu and lunch totals just over $77.
‘The second assistant could have had lunch,’ Odell told the outlets, adding that the meal would arrive on a ceramic plate provided by The Palm Restaurant, but that the assistant would put it back on one of his plates. .
Then she packs the dish it came in, and sends it back to the restaurant.
“You know how in The Devil Wears Prada, we see assistants throw the painting into an office sink?” Follow Odile.
“In recent years, the plate was packed and sent back to the palm, which then cleaned it.”
Miranda Brooks, a landscape designer in Wintour for her home in Mastic, Long Island, emphasized that tomatoes weren’t the only food the mogul didn’t like, noting that the 72-year-old once told her she wasn’t a fan of all vegetables.
According to New York Magazine’s Grub Street, the salad is still on the menu and lunch totals just over $77.
Odell said lunch would be served by an assistant, who – although it comes on a Palm casserole – would put it back on one of his plates, similar to the scene in The Devil Wears Prada (pictured)
However, unlike the movie (which is rumored to be based on Wintour) they wouldn’t throw the plate away (seen). Instead, Wintour’s assistant will send him to the palm
Brooks told Odell that after she suggested that Wintour grow a vegetable garden on her 42-acre property, Wintour told her she “doesn’t like vegetables.”
Elsewhere in the book, Odell shares many details about the preparations that go into the famous Met Gala—an annual star-studded ball hosted by Wintour that takes place on the first Monday in May at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan.
She claimed that Wintour does not learn the names of Met employees – but instead simply calls them “you” – she tries to hide artifacts from the museum that she finds “ugly”, and maintains a list of the names of people in the “and”. Outside.’
Stephanie Winston Walkoff, a former Met Gala planner, called Wintour a “hardcore” during the weeks leading up to the party, while she was speaking with Odell for an autobiography.
During the party, Wolkoff explained that Wintour wants Vogue staff to know every detail about every celebrity’s arrival—including when they’ll get there (each star has their own preset time), what car they’re getting in, and what to wear.