I recently revisited Eataly here in New York City. What a grand and glorious place. A mecca for foodies, photographers, tourists, locals.
One of the first things I saw was Signore Batali himself! Chef Mario Batali is one of the partners responsible for the opening of this glorious place here in New York City.
He was being interviewed/filmed as he walked through the aisles of pastas, sauces and other goodies.
I took a quick picture or two, then moved over to another side of the store. I visited the seafood station:
The meat station:
and the cheese station:
I checked out the produce section. 2 million different types of tomatoes:
Tangelos and other citruses (citri?):
and these cutie little baby artichokes – yum!
I watched this fellow making fresh pasta, and asked him if I could take his picture:
Here’s some of the variety of the fresh pasta they offer for sale at Eataly:
I moved back over to the aisles of canned goods, where I marveled at these truffles:
and these pestos:
Everything is so beautiful, and so orderly, and so photographic!
Look at these ales:
Please take a closer look at their labels – they are works of art!
As are these!!
There are sandwiches to go:
Or, if you’d rather, quite a few restaurant seating areas:
I understand that there will be a rooftop beer garden, but it will open in the Spring.
Ciao, Mario! Thank you for helping bring to New York City this fabulous extravaganza – it cannot be called just a “store”.
Again, here is Eataly’s website link:
And, here is what Mario Batali’s website has to say about Eataly:
Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, is finally here in New York. Two years after Oscar Farinetti opened his groundbreaking food and wine market in Turin, Italy, he has teamed up with Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich of Batali-Bastianich (B&B) Hospitality Group to transform a 50,000 square – foot space in the Flatiron District into New York City’s premier culinary mecca.
The marketplace located at 200 Fifth Avenue (the former Toy Building) is the city’s ultimate destination for food lovers to shop and taste and savor – an extravaganza includes a premier retail center for Italian delicacies and wine, a culinary educational center, and a diverse slate of boutique eateries. This gourmand’s delight features cured meats and cheeses, fruits and vegetables, fresh meats, fresh fish, handmade pasta, desserts and baked goods and coffees.