I’ll the kinda girl who will go great distances to find delicious food. I dream of beautiful farmer’s markets, farm stands selling fresh strawberries and grocery stores filled with vegetables and products that captivate me. I’m a sucker for beautiful displays and packaging so sweet that I’ll spend $30 on a jar of Italian sugared strawberries. Food brings us together and for me my greatest gift is to be able to cook for my friends and family. I hope they can taste all the love that goes into everything I make.
When I was in New York last week I popped into Eataly a 50,000 square artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the Flatiron district of Manhattan run by celebrity chef Mario Batali. As soon as I walked in the doors I was blown away. The space is huge. Neatly arrange baskets inside coolers and pastas perfectly twirled onto white platters are works of art. The market was bustling at 2 pm filled with local business people grabbing late lunches and tourist snapping photos. I was so overwhelmed I had no idea where to start so I just wandered taking the space in. How beautiful are the tile floors? And hello amazing cheese counter? I completely lost track of time and had to rush to catch my train and missed out on tasting all the deliciousness. I left in love with food and with Eataly. Want to meet me for lunch next time I’m in town? Below photos from the marketplace above and below.
200 Fifth Avenue
(at 23rd Street)
New York, NY