Good news for all you gourmands - though you may still be trying to snag a table at the four-star creation of holy culinary trinity Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Bastianich - not to mention date night favorite of Jay-Z and Beyoncé - known as Del Posto, the classic, rich Italian dishes of Executive Chef Mark Ladner are now available to you at home.

You'll find no overly ambitious attitude, intricate tools or professional techniques within the pages of The Del Posto Cookbook. Instead, settle in for a meal of thoughtful, old-world recipes with a side of delicious photography. 

Flip through for a sneak peek of this sophisticated feast for the eyes, complete with a special treat: Brutti Ma Buoni (ugly, but good) cookie recipe that will have you hosting parties just because.