Ever since visiting Rome over a year and a half ago, I’ve missed everything about it. The cobble stones (which I can get a tiny taste of here on Bond St.), the incredible ancient Roman ruins that are just embedded within the modern city fabric (we stumbled upon Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane), and of course, the FOOD. Even the little panino stands on the random corners of the streets had amazing bread and prosciutto, a combination that can last me many, many meals. Olive oil was amazing… thick and green from every bottle at every restaurant. Great Italian food, like Japanese food, involves the best and the freshest ingredients cooked simply. LAW and I headed straight to Eataly to for our ingredients because… Eataly sounds like Italy.
200 5th Ave
New York, NY 10010
Eataly is a high end Italian food market chain that sells fresh bread, cured meats, cheeses, gelato, freshly made pasta, olive oil, balsamic vinaigrette, Italian cookies and chocolates, etc.! They have locations throughout Italy and apparently a few in Tokyo. In New York, the food market surrounds a center hearth that consists of a number of high end food-court-esque restaurants. Mario Batali is one of the owners and describes it as a “grocery store with tasting rooms.” Continue reading Eataly Ingredients + My Cooking Skills = Shrimp Scampi with Squid Ink Linguini