Last Saturday, we didn’t have any plans other than kids’ soccer in the morning. We spent the day running errands, having lunch and just hanging around. I love the days where time flows and it is not so regimented what time you eat lunch, do grocery shopping and you just see what else you may bump into that day. Maybe because you always experience something interesting in New York when you are just around the town.
When we first moved here, our days were often like that. We were curious about New York and — as we were new to the city — our social relations were not as they were back in Denmark, so we had more time together as a family.
As we are a family of foodies we soon discovered Eataly on 23rd Street and 5th Avenue. It’s an amazing place to go for grocery shopping and an easy place to get stuff for a delicious dinner, with fresh cut slices of Parma, buffalo mozzarella with tomatoes, some bread, olives and, of course, their daily fresh-made pasta — boiled and fried in the pan in plenty of Italian butter and fresh sage. This Saturday reminded me of our early days in the city.
My parents are also big fans of this place, so when they are visiting us it’s mandatory to stop by the bar for lunch or late in the afternoon for some Italian delicacies and a glass of wine. Eataly has different places to eat so it’s always a good place to stop by for lunch.
Eataly has a “vegetable butcher”, so while you are sipping wine in the bar or doing the rest of your shopping, he will wash and prepare your vegetables. The Americans really know how to “cut the cake”!
Eataly NYC, 200 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10020