Previously on The Blog About Nothing... in London!

  • tamp Tamp
    Coffee Time in Chiswick
  • zucca Zucca
    Last meal in Bermondsey
  • francomanca Franco Manca
    Great Pizza now in Covent Garden
  • flavourly Flavourly
    Beer Delivery in London
  • workshopcoffee Workshop Coffee
    Coffee and more Coffee
  • Wokshop Wok Shop
    Best Dumplings in Berlin
  • mustafas Mustafa's Gemuse Kebap
    Long queues and a complete tourist trap
  • beerberlin Beer Garden Time in Berlin
    Eins Bier Bitte
  • grindcoffee Grind Coffee
    Coffee Time in Putney
  • kalamaras Kalamaras
    A Piece of Greece in London
  • coffeeberlin Berlin
    Coffee Time in Berlin
  • sambaswirl Samba Swirl
    Froyo Time in Chiswick
  • tarantella Tarantella
    Another Italian Place in Chiswick
  • wharf The Wharf
    A lovely Restaurant by the Thames in Teddington
  • fiveguys Five Guys
    American Invasion
  • phene The Phene
    Great local pub for a drink in Chelsea
  • mangotree Mango Tree
    Great but Expensive Dim Sum Place

Batali Italian Empire [On The Road: NYC]

As you mention Mario Batali you think Italian cuisine, he has open and run many successful restaurants, holding several awards and accolades, including outstanding restaurateur by the prestigious James Beard foundation. One of his places is Eataly, the place is like a megastore for Italian cuisine, opened originally in Torino Italy by Oscar Farinetti. Batali and Bastianich in 2010 gave New York their version of the Torino concept. 

The place
The place is like Disneyland for Italian food lovers, products, restaurants, even cooking school classes. You can spend hours browsing around and enjoying Italian food, pizzas, pasta, salumi, prosciutto, cheese, dolci, birra, and of course espresso. 

We sat after wandering around for a while at La Piazza to have Salumi & Formaggi, ordered some wine, a cheese table, with ricotta, gorgonzola, parmigiano reggiano, pecorino toscano, and taleggio, some figs, almonds with honey and wine, and apricot honey mustard seed and chillies, some San Daniele prosciutto and ready to mangiare. Absolutely beautiful. 

Salumi & Formaggi
La Piazza menu
San Daniele
Food time
Cheese reminds me the Seinfeld episode "The Foundation"

Jerry: Hey, Georgie! I'm doing some research down at the coffee shop, your story's the one 
George: My story? 
Jerry: Yeah, your widower story's tested through the roof. When are you getting out of there? 
George: Uh, excuse me, Wyck. Uh, are we, uh, almost done here? 
Wyck: Oh, no, not even close 
George: I can't go 
Jerry: What do you mean you can't go? There's two really girls sitting at the counter eating grilled cheese. Cheese, George! Cheese!

Near the beer
T: +1 212 229 2560
Italian Cuisine
Approx Damage: $30pp
Area: Flatiron
Borough: Manhattan
Twitter: Eataly
Eataly on Urbanspoon


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