Sunday, January 23, 2011
Eataly: Italian Food Market in Flatiron
Saw one too many reviews about Eataly, an Italian food market in Flatiron that I felt obligated to check it out one Friday night.
Once I walked in, I could see the appeal it has on New Yorkers.
The fresh produces attractively displayed in a beautiful space.
There were restaurants, cafes, bars within the food market.
The food looked so enticing that shopping for grocery along would not satisfy the craving.
I am lured into eating in one of the restaurants.
La Pizza & Pasta
Fettuccine con Coda alla Vaccinara -- Homemade Roman Pasta with Oxtail Ragu.
Love the texture of the home made fettuccine.
Massese -- Mozzarella, Tomato Sauce, Neapolitan Spicy Salami & fresh Basil
Loved the spicy salami. The pizza was not drowned in cheese like most American pizzas do.
All the cold cuts looked so yummy.
You could sample some salami & cheese paring with wines.
After the pasta & pizza, we had to stop by to get some European coffee & pastry.
These type of food markets are quite common in southern Europe.
It reminded me of the food markets I visited in Spain.
Eataly in comparison is more posh and commercialized.
Nonetheless, it is a fun place to shop and eat.