Eataly - Flatiron District - NYC
Last Sunday afternoon FHFB and I took a drive over to the city to visit Eataly in Manhattan. Our daughter Katie was home from Brooklyn and was able to join us - she had already been to Eataly twice so she was a great guide.
Eataly opened its first North American branch in conjunction with Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich. The multi-floor, multi-restaurant culinary behemoth includes separate mini-restaurants devoted to meat, fish, vegetables, pasta and pizza, panini, espresso, gelato, salumi, cheeses — plus a rooftop brewpub.
This post is really a photo diary of the trip, without too many words. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did - it was a great afternoon. Some advice, pick up a shopping cart as soon as you get in the store. We found ours at the produce entrance. Here's a small map of the inside of the store from Google:
Granted, it's not too easy to see. And after I posted the rest of the photos I realized that the quality of my Blackberry phone is not so great. So, please forgive the very blurry photos - believe me, the store is just fabulous. I also had some great photos of the fresh mozzarella section and some other areas that were sideways, and I just couldn't get them to post right-side-up for some reason.
Okay, let's begin the visit!
The Bread !
The Bakery !
Pasta! Eataly also has a huge fresh pasta section with delicious looking ravioli, linguini, fettucine, you name it!
Pre-Made Sandwiches and Foccacia!
No picture of the pizza, but Katie loved it! We ate it while we walked around shopping!
Frito Misto Lunch!
We had a delicious bottle of proseco with our lunch. Everything was delicious, but be prepared for crowds. We were in the store for about 3 hours, shopping, eating, shopping and eating.
Oh, and there is also a wine store that is accessed from the outside.
What more could you ask for?
I'm so disappointed at the quality of the photos - I need to remember my camera from now on - LOL!