“FOOD UNITES US ALL.
Good food brings all of us together, and helps us find a common point of view.
We believe that one of the greatest sources of joy is what happens around a dinner table.”
“EAT. SHOP. LEARN.
This is a store with stories. Here, you won’t just discover what you love, you’ll also learn about what you love.”
We wandered in, split up, and when we found each other again Vikki said to me, “You have to see the meat counter. It darn near brought Rosemary and me to tears, it’s so beautiful.”I realize if you’re not a foodie the glory of beautiful food may not move you, but in my crowd it’s pretty touching stuff.
Then there was this:and this: and this cheesemaker, whom I gather was having a bad day. Then there were fruits… and not just vegetables, but rules for enjoying them.
It’s quite the experience. We’d have lingered, but there was the little matter of a rehearsal and subsequent performance at Carnegie Hall to get to, so we gave a last lingering look at the cheese and strolled out onto the sidewalk.
My advice about Eataly? Go. Go hungry. Chat with the various experts who are stationed around the store. Then eat, preferably with friends and/or family. Because I have also found it to be true that “…one of the greatest sources of joy is what happens around a dinner table.”