You Are What You Eataly

Eataly: An excellent foodie destination so close to home....

... LOVED that sign at the entrance to a very special foodie destination in New York city. Eataly, has been around for a couple years now, yet this is the first time I had the pleasure of visiting it. A collaboration between Mario Batali and Joe Bastainich, Eataly is almost like a wondrous little Italian city in the heart of Manhattan.

Here you can do all your Italian-style food shopping from gorgeous cuts of all kinds of meat, fresh baked breads, fresh seafood, desserts, great selection of artisanal cheeses and cold cuts. Isles after isles are stocked up with a wide variety of Italian goodies like olive oils, pastas, balsamic vinegar …. You name it!

I loved the section where fresh pastas were being made right in front of the shoppers. It was fascinating to watch the deft hands of pasta makers, as they worked the dough into various shapes and sizes. To my delight, I noticed that all these fresh pastas were also for sale. I could not wait to bring some home and to toss them in some homemade sauces for a lovely dinner later that day.

Hungry to learn more about Italian food and wines? There is even a cooking school on premises. La Scuola Di Eataly, offers a wide range of cooking classes, wine paired dinners, chef’s table dinners and more. Some of the classes are being taught by everyone’s favorite Lidia Bastianich. I am sure to sign up for a class with her very soon.

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Charlene December 14, 2012 at 03:04 PM
I visited Eataly last year and loved it. My only complaint was about the restaurants. Your party all had to decide on one type of food to eat - Pasta, fish, meat, etc, - my companion wanted fish and I was craving pasta, we sat at the counter at the fish restaurant and I was told that only the fish menu was available. I made the best of it and don't get me wrong it was delicious, I just wish I was able to try that fresh pasta! Oh, well, another reason to go back!
Fairfield County Foodie December 15, 2012 at 05:52 AM
Good point. Luckily my companion and I were both craving pasta, so I did not even think of this potential problem.
Charlene December 17, 2012 at 03:46 PM
darn, I should've gone with you!


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