Eataly in Quick Time

Just some quick shots from my 2 hours in Eataly yesterday. I got there about 10 minutes before opening time and had a blast!

Tasty looking treats from the coffee bar up front.

The main room connecting everything in Eataly before the hordes of people came crushing in.

The man himself was the center of attention here Batali.

This is also where I got a lovely glass of wine to walk around with.

And also a super thick slice of prosciutto to sample and pecorino cheese.

Here’s a look at the cured meat counter.

Then onto another part of the store the regular meat counter.

I really liked this butcher’s attitude! Onto check out the beer selection.

Look at all this Italian beer!

I’ve never even heard of this guy before.

Ahh good old DogFish Head. It’s going to be dangerous having all this good beer so close to my apartment.

Whoa! Really dangerous! I don’t remember paying that much for the Sahtea at the Whole Foods Beer room! But I know I will for the convenience of it all.

One more trip around to another dessert display case. They all look so good I just had to pick up something.

Wow. This tiramisu was awesome. I was a little skeptical at first because of the small size and hefty price tag but after one bite I was sold. Never before have I had a tiramisu where the espresso and mascarpone had such a perfect smooth balance. Then I hit the alcohol soaked bottom (Brandy possibly with a liquid caramel?) and I was in heaven. Plus it was topped off with some crunchy salted nuts. I don’t think I’ve ever enjoyed a tiramisu this much- probably because I’ve never had one made with all Italian ingredients.

So there you have it! Eataly is open for business and I love it. Yes it’s a little pricier than I would like but the specialty foods they are selling all in one place is amazing. I see this being a regular stop for me on my walks home from now on.