Eating Up Eataly
We are in New York this week and where to start on the food? All I can say is: thank goodness this is such a walking city.
If you are an Italian food lover, then consider a visit to Eataly. It is a massive Italian food marketplace in the Flatiron district. Eataly is 50,000 square feet of take-away food, restaurants, cooking schools, food accessories and wine. Food Network chef Mario Batali is one of the owners and the whole place has a chef’s touch and love of food detail.
Most astounding is the selection. There are pastas, oils, even vegetables and fruits I’ve never seen before. Baskets and baskets of different types of potatoes, of mushrooms. Breads for days. Fresh flowers, meats, fish, hand-made chocolates, candies.
If you want to energize before you gather, you can eat at one of the many restaurants within the market – pizza, pasta, vegetarian, a limited edition wine-focused menu inspired by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region. You can eat in the Sabbia restaurant on the roof, or you can book a private dining opportunity.
While at Eataly, we tried some delicious Cacio e Pepe with a sparkling Prosecco. Yum. If you want to try making it at home, here is a Batali recipe.
Written by Elizabeth Newton