David Burtka is a Cordon Bleu-trained chef. His husband Neil Patrick Harris? Not so much.
As a result, the pair—who married in 2014 and live in New York City with their two kids, Harper and Gideon—mostly splits up any responsibilities required of the dinner hour (Burtka cooks; Harris does the dishes). Although, Burtka admits that Harris did try to cook for him once.
During a recent chat at PureWow’s offices in Manhattan, Burtka—who earlier this year published a guide to effortless entertaining called Life Is a Party, which is chock-full of recipe ideas, party planning tips and more—flashed back to the time Harris actually went all in and made a veal saltimbocca, no small job.
“It was veal and he wrapped it in prosciutto,” Burtka says. “It was just really tough and hard to cut. I pretended it was good, but we both knew it wasn’t.”