Eataly’s Birreria

One of my favorite parts of my recent NY trip was having lunch at Eataly’s Birreria. Eataly has been on my “must-do” list for awhile now, and it did not disappoint. Janelle and I went there midday on a Saturday and it was insanely crowded; I definitely want to go back sometime – at a much quieter time – and explore all the amazing products for sale. But, on Saturday, it was just too overwhelming and packed. So, we made a beeline for the rooftop restaurant.

I have to say, I loved it. You’re up on the 15th floor, so there are great views. And it’s just a fun atmosphere generally. And the food? Pretty great. Here’s what we had:

We shared a carafe of “Ommegang Rare Vos” beer, which had a hint of orangey-ness about it, as you can see from the photos. I’m not a beer drinker, but this was tasty.

We also shared a cheese plate. We chose parmigiano reggiano (my favorite), asiago fresco, and provolone madarone. It came with some sort of honey concoction to dip it in. Sooooo good.

Janelle also got a salad and I got fried shiitake mushrooms – both very good as well. It was a ridiculous amount of fried mushrooms, and I would’ve liked a dipping sauce or something to go with it, but it was still quite tasty.

All in all – I loved Eataly, and would gladly go back (again and again).

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