Last week while I was in NY visiting family I had the opportunity to go to Eataly. I was really anxious to check it out, and it didn’t disappoint.
The produce was a feast for the eyes.
Just look at these beautiful mushrooms.
All the produce was picture perfect.
While we were there Lidia Bastianich was doing a photo shoot so there was a camera crew following her around.
Eataly is divided up into sections; for example there is le verdure, gelateria, La Rosticceria (which I stayed far away from) and la pizza and pasta to name a few. La verdure is where you would find only vegetables, this is where I longed to be. However since I was with a group we ended up at la pizza and pasta.
We ordered this beautiful sampling of vegetables, it was quite good.
My sisters ordered some pizza for the kids and I ordered this beautiful winter salad. It had fennel, cauliflower, celery root and Asian pear. Delicious. I tried a small part of the pizza crust that didn’t have cheese on it just to see what it tasted like, it was OK. The pizza was kind of limp when I picked it up, but the crust was crispy. I wasn’t missing anything by not eating it.
We also got an order of seafood pasta. The sauce was a bit heavy for me and didn’t sit well with me at all. I was not happy after eating it, but then again I’m pretty sensitive to oil. Pasta aside, it was a great place to visit. I’m sure I’ll be back soon.
I predict that next time I go I will sit at le verdure with a giant glass of prosecco.