The family of famed Italian chef Lidia Bastianich, which partnered with Batali on a number of restaurants under the Batali & Bastianich Hospitality Group, said Wednesday that they had bought out Batali’s shares, severing ties with him.
Batali “will no longer profit from the restaurants in any way, shape or form,” her daughter, Tanya Bastianich Manuali, said in a statement to the Times. Bastianich Manuali’s brother, Joe Bastianich, had been Batali’s primary business partner.
“I have reached an agreement with Joe and no longer have any stake in the restaurants we built together. I wish him the best of luck in the future,” Batali said in a statement to the Times.
Representatives for the Bastianich family did not immediately respond to a HuffPost request for comment.