As many in the food and wine trade know, Eataly, the 36,500 square foot Italian marketplace on 5th and 23th will open at the end of August. The marketplace is a collaboration between the Bastianich family (Lidia and Joe), Mario Batali and Eataly founder Oscar Farinetti and his son Nicola. The Eataly concept was first launched in Torino.
The store will open to much fanfare and the Vinitaly event promises to bring big crowds. In an interview I did with Joe Bastianich earlier this year, he noted that there are 7 restaurants of varying kinds within the marketplace. I’m excited to see the inside. I pass by the store often but haven’t been inside yet.
Vinitaly Day will be held on Oct. 25 at Eataly in New York. The day will include a series of trade panel discussions followed by a tasting for the trade and then a charity tasting event for consumers with the proceeds going to the American Cancer Society.
I love Vinitaly in Verona and look forward to the latest Vinitaly Tour which this year will have stops in New York, Philadelphia and Washington.