Friday, March 11, 2011

Eataly

So I'm not gonna win this year's prize for Tech Goddess...however, I am on track for "Most Improved" as well as well as "Most Likely To Succeed"...that being said my beloved 2 readers pardon the slight blur of these photos. 

I LOVE my iphone 4G, but wanna say I'll be happy when they perfect the camera option.  But I can't blame it on the ca-ca-ca-ca-ca-camera (J.Foxx...I use that line often!), I've gotta charge this series of blur to the fact that my hands were shaking from delight....and hunger.

Mario Batali's Eataly...second time there:

The Gates of Heaven

A variety of the best available across the board...the produce section is the first to draw you in.  A look to the left reveals a market of goods.

There were more exotic offerings...I just happen to love beets, plus I couldn't pronounce...let alone spell some of the food there.  Anyone wanna accompany me on another pass through, I'm game.  In fact, I can't think of anything sexier than walking around Eataly with someone whispering the names of foods in my ear.

This is a wide shot of the dried and cured meats.  My next time back, Sweet Things, I'll have a close up of those dried, blood red peppers.  Gorgeous.  In fact, to save you the irritation, I've deleted the close up.  Waaaay too blurry.


Cheese...and yes, we've seen those wheels of Parm before.  Still the abundance of the offerings is staggering.
Sexy Butcher, Italian accent...big knife. Need I say more?  Actually yes...he's straight from Italy and has studied his craft under the best butchers there.  I humbly beg his forgiveness...I lost the friggin' note with the details. (oh my Lord, I'm going to look back on this post and cringe!)



This is the most delicious bruschetta in the world.  I've had the Godsmack fresh tomato and basil, and I revere it in it's simplicity.  HOWEVER, this mushroom combination atop the bread on this day made us all gasp and moan! I brought my friends back here for a repeat of the meal I had here a couple of months earlier...and they did the same thing as my other girls did.  I've tried making it...There's still something I'm not getting.  The Patron Saint of Foodies must be back there sauteing.

This special is a regular feature...dunno what it's called (lost notes and all), however you can easily find it by asking for the chickpea cakes...OR just pointing at your neighbor's plate.  This dish was on every table.  Personally, I need something green on my plate.  Throw some rapini on there...needs a visual pop. (LOL...the nerve!  I theenk Mario's got it covered.)

Note:  I did do an "ok" job on the chickpea cakes at home!



It was excellent and all...Rapini Bruschetta...a fave.  It's just after the mushroom offering (seek it out...eat it), then that unique chickpea quinoa dish...eh.





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