I made a trip to Eataly on 23rd Street in Chelsea this past Sunday afternoon, stopping by to pick up fresh pasta and salad greens. It's the one place in town where you can find shoppers with a glass of wine in hand. No kidding.
The huge cheeses are right behind the wine in the 'piazza'. Manzo, shown in the photo below, is one of the tonier places at which to dine. I've been there once with Mr. Husband and a friend. We had the wine pairing menu - a delectable experience.
The pasta I brought home is below. I melted butter to put on it along with cheese, accompanied by salad greens (see below) with a dressing of balsamic vinegar and an amazing olive oil brought back from the Antonelli vinery in Umbria. The wine was a lovely Chianti from Sicily. God, it was a good meal. Simple, fresh food. Viva Italia!