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Eataly USA to open Tuesday in New York

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Food lovers, start your engines!

 

Tuesday, August 31, marks the opening of Eataly USA, a sprawling, 50,000-square-foot extravaganza of restaurants, a cooking school, and retailers selling everything from prosciutto di parma to Italian housewares. Housed in the Toy Building at 200 Fifth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th streets, the complex is the result of a partnership between Oscar Farinetti, the founder of the original Eataly, a gourmet food and wine market in Turin, and renowned chefs Mario Batali, Lidia Bastianich and Joe Bastianich.

 

In November, the complex will unveil a rooftop beer garden with skyline views and eatery beers named after Italian icons Sophia, Gina and Anna � made in collaboration with Dogfish Head brewers in Delaware.

 

In advance of its opening, Eataly has received a great deal of press. Here�s just a sampling:

 

"Welcome to Eataly"

The New York Post

By Carla Spartos

What happens when three of New York�s most beloved Italian-American restaurateurs team up with the founder of a gourmet food and wine market in Turin, Italy?

 

Welcome to Eataly, a 50,000 Sq. Foot Italian Culinary Funhouse

Eater.com

By Raphael Brion

�Mario Batali recently described his imported food hall Eataly as a �temple,� as a place where �food is more sacred than commerce.� And while a preview of the place last night revealed there will be a heck of a lot of commerce in this place, he may be right.

 

"Eataly: Batali + Dogfish Head + Rooftop Nirvana in NYC?"

Huffington Post

By Colin Sterling

"In a development that can only be described as something like the Traveling Wilburys of restaurants, or more simply, the 'Best Idea Ever,' Mario Batali (through his B&B Hospitality Group with Joe Bastianich) is teaming up with Delaware-based American craft beer kingpin Dogfish Head and three other American and Italian craft breweries to open Eataly, a rooftop restaurant and brewery in New York."