Eat, Shop and Learn! That’s what the team behind the brand new Eataly wants patrons to do. The credo has been part of the Eataly manifesto for many years in cities like New York, Chicago and Copenhagen, and this holiday season they bring that spirit to Boston’s Back Bay. Oscar Farinetti is the founder and creator of Eataly. Mr. Farinetti along with Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich, Adam Saper and Alex Saper are the distinctive forces behind the new venture which opened to the public in late-November. While the new Eataly at the Prudential Center offers its own culinary identity, it will share the team’s signature combination of “thoughtful and memorable food, intelligent wine lists”, and an “emphasis on living life to its absolute fullest.”
A market, books and artisanal housewares, fresh pasta, counter service, a wine shop, restaurants and classes… Eataly Boston is poised to become the destination for uniting with all things food and wine. And, if your travels find you planning a visit to Eataly Boston in the next month or so, be sure to schedule a stop at Il Tartufo, their pop-up truffle-centric restaurant in La Piazza. You’ll be in for some very fresh truffles if you do wander in. “At Eataly, we source all of our fresh truffles from Urbani, one of the world’s leading truffle purveyors. Led by brothers Bruno and Paolo Urbani, the company sources truffles from central and northern Italy according to the season, then delivers the precious shipment to our door less than 48 hours after they were harvested,” reads the Eataly Boston website. Il Tartufo will be open through January serving regional Italian recipes topped with fresh shavings of prized white truffles from Alba.
Here’s just a glimpse of the menu at Il Tartufo:
FONTINA VAL D’AOSTA DOP FONDUE SERVED WITH HOUSEMADE CROSTINI
RAVIOLI RICOTTA E PERE
HOUSEMADE RAVIOLI WITH BARTLETT PEARS, RICOTTA CALABRO, AND BROWN BUTTER
Eat, Shop and Learn
Eataly Boston is located at 800 Boylston Street in the Back Bay. They are open daily! Please visit their website to check out menus, shop and learn more about their full line-up of events. Don’t miss their cooking series at La Scuola di Valcucine with Eataly’s Chef/Collaborator Barbara Lynch.