Eataly – NYC

In her ripe old age, A-Tooch has learned the value of giving a good present — making sure you can share in the wealth.

My dad, J-Tooch, had been wanting to visit Eataly since it opened about a year ago. He kept bringing the idea up on Friday nights or Saturday days. I refused. I know what insane NYC crowds are like at these popular times and what very low patience both my father and I share. When Father’s Day came up last month, I snagged us two tickets to a private “Dine around” event at Eataly. If we were going to do this place, we were going to do it right.

It’s too cute, really.

We started with a nice large glass of prosecco, of course. Then, we made three stops at each of the dining spots in Eataly — Il Pesce, Le Verdure, and La Pizza La Pasta. We had our choice of any menu item along with a wine pairing at each spot. Needless to say I was more than full after all of this.

At Le Verdure I had this awesome salad — Portobello con Pesche – grilled portobello with local peaches, mache and balsamic

But not too full for a Lavazza coffee and gelato — I got the Fiordelatte (Sweet Milk) flavor. It was rich and creamy with a very plain, but not bland flavor. Almost like a dollop of whipped cream!

I’m so happy I made it to Eataly — the place really is outstanding (and, er so are the prices at the market). J-Tooch had a fun time going back to his heritage and sampling some native ingredients and I, well I was just happy to be along for the culinary ride.

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  1. J-Tooch
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 8:42 AM | Permalink

    It was a very special event for me, particularly to be escorted by my very
    special daughter!

  2. A Cambridge Story
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:36 AM | Permalink

    I recently stopped into Eataly during my last trip to NYC — a foodie’s heaven! Looks like you and Dad had a great time.

  3. MelissaNibbles
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 9:58 AM | Permalink

    I want to go to NYC for the sole purpose of eating there.

  4. Mary
    Posted July 21, 2011 at 7:19 PM | Permalink

    Love this!

  5. Sarah
    Posted July 26, 2011 at 5:12 PM | Permalink

    1)Your dad is adorable
    2)LOVE Le Verdure. They do things with vegetables that I only DREAM of!!

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