|bricklane curry house|
love the use of colanders as a light fixture!
nothing says i enjoyed lunch more than an empty plate
at this point, we headed out into the rain and began our first adventure-the acquisition of an umbrella for jesse...this was followed by a stop in the moma shop and a stop at the hotel for rain jackets which we both thought to bring. after a stop in a bead shop and for a drink (well we were off the clock so why not...) we headed to our final destination-eataly and it was only 30 blocks away...
the first thing i will say about eataly-overwhelming. too much going on in one place to take it in in an hour. too many people trying to do the same thing as you and also finding themselves overwhelmed-lots of stopped traffic in other words. the second thing, with all of the potential this place has to wow you, it's a bit disappointing that you aren't. most of what i saw was familiar to me and nothing seemed truly unique. as jesse stated, i can eat proscuitto anywhere-proscuitto is proscuitto. nothing reached out and grabbed me and yelled at me to try it. we did indulge in gelato and i can only ask that they give a little more for the price. even so, i really enjoyed the coconut gelato and the fig sorbetto that jesse had was equally wonderful. with that said, here are some photos from our trip into eataly.
|the first thing you encounter upon entering eataly is a beautiful display of fresh produce|
mushrooms-they always catch my attention
after departing eataly, we headed uptown where we made stops in magnolia bakery and hill country chicken. both stops were to feed our eyes! we watched the baker in the window of magnolia bakery assemble an icebox cake and we drooled over the pies at hill country chicken. we headed back to our hotel and got ready to head out for dinner.
|maison on broadway|