Monday, November 1, 2010


Want all of the tastes of Italy without the long flight? Then head to New York City's EATALY! Created by three of the most beloved Italian-American restaurateurs and chefs (Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Matticchio), EATALY is basically an imported eatery filled with gourmet food and wine straight from Italy. It has even been described as a 50-thousand square foot Italian Culinary Funhouse. EATALY opened this past August, but I finally got a chance to check it out this weekend, and was truly amazed! Inside, you'll find individual retail departments selling everything from pastries, to breads, to handmade pastas, to fresh fruits and vegetables, to gelatos, to paninis, to pizzas, to coffees and wine. There's even a fishmonger and a butcher, a bookstore, and a housewares name it and it's here! You could literally stop in for a quick panini, something to drink, and a gelato for dessert (like I did), or you could spend an entire afternoon roaming around, trying different foods and wine, and getting the true EATALY food experience. In the words of Mario Batali, EATALY is a "temple...where food is more sacred than commerce." Bottom line...jet set over to EATALY for a taste of Italy and skip out on the jet lag while you're at it!
200 5th Avenue (between 23rd & 24th streets)
New York, NY 10010
Monday-Sunday 10am-11pm

1 comment:

  1. This place looks amazing. I ate at their restaurant Del Posto and it was delicious! I am a big fan of Italian food.