If food was great literature, then Eataly must be Shakespearean. Located in a spacious 50,000 square feet complex on 5th Avenue near Madison Square Park, Eataly has something to satisfy every tastebud. There are twelve dining venues surrounded by a large market (where books, houseware, cheeses, meats and olive oils can be found) in this Italian food kingdom. This Italian delicacy center is not the first in the world. In fact, Oscar Farinetti, one of the co-founders of the New York City location opened the first Eataly in Turin, Italy in 2007. Three years later, he became partners with Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich of Batali-Bastianich (B&B) Hospitality Group and opened Eataly in New York City.
Mr. Farinetti’s aim is to make high‐quality Italian foods available to everyone, at fair prices and in an environment where people can shop, eat and learn. He has certainly succeeded in attaining his goals and Eataly could not be better represented.
Photography credits: Léa Lotey-Goodman and Alexis Munier