Good Eats: Eataly
Yesterday I hopped on the N train to 23rd Street and went to Eataly. I know I'm a bit late on this, but I have to say I was impressed. Eataly is a 50,000 square foot (think warehouse... how did they get that much space?) Italian market made up of several different restaurants, cafes and grocery areas. There's a coffee shop, a pastry shop, a standing restaurant that serves wine and antepasta, a fine dining restaurant with a set menu, a pizza and pasta restaurant and even a book store. Everything is super authentic Italian (except for the Dogfish beer but they get 1 free pass I guess). Whoa, check out that espresso machine! The whole space was the brainchild of Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich and it rocks.
Read more about Eataly after the jump.
I put my name down at the pizza and pasta restaurant before doing a whole loop around the complex. The selection of fine Italian products is impressive but also pricey, it isn't the best place to go to do grocery shopping on a budget.
|Huge selection of Italian sodas|
|Meats & Cheeses|
|The pizza/pasta restaurant|
Eataly gets a 5/5 in our book. But if you plan to stock up on Italian groceries, snacks, and drinks, while you're there- you better up your credit limit.
|The espresso bar|
|Meat & cheese with caprese salad at the stand-up only restaurant Crudo|