When I was 16 I went on my high school's Europe trip along with my three best friends. The one thing that we still continuously talk about is how my best friend Kellie ate five gelato cones in one day. Never mind the amazing art, history, or culture. Focus is on the food.
This past Sunday (yes, in fact, it was the day after I tried to eat my weight in cupcakes) Chloe and I went to Eataly. Which is Italy in New York City. Where the focus is on the food.
Can I just say... praise be to Eataly and all that is holy in the world of pork, cheese, and bread.
Chloe and I split a salumi + cheese sampler, which came with a side of honey + fig. The skies parted and angels began to sing the Hallelujah chorus as I took each bite.
Quite possibly the best $20 I've ever spent eating out. Eataly is amazing. It's food + wine heaven. Next time you are in town, I am taking you to worship at the church of Eatly.
Co-owned by Mario Batali, the infamous orange Crocs are also available for purchase...
And, of course, exiting Eataly without trying some gelato would have been a sin. Maybe next time I'll go for that record breaking six cones.