Eataly New York is joining the ranks of gourmet retailers offering store tours and cooking classes for children. "Our goal is to inspire this love and understanding of high-quality food, so we have introduced two new ways to get your kids as excited about the kitchen as we are," says the Eataly website. Passport to Eataly is a one-hour store tour...

Chicago's River North neighborhood is importing two popular New York food meccas: Danny Meyer's Shake Shack and Mario Batali's Eataly.   Shake Shack is rumored to be taking over the shuttered Harley-Davidson store at 66 E. Ohio Street. A representative for the motorcycle brand confirmed to Crain's Chicago last November that their lease was n...

Olives – beside olive oil – are a staple of the Mediterranean diet and appear in many traditional Italian recipes, but they are not often considered as a real "ingredient" and are often ignored by modern, creative cuisine. Focusing on culinary traditions and innovations was the aim of the lessons recently held at Identità Golose Chicago, the roami...

The recent flurry of Italian restaurant openings (Nico Osteria, Eataly, Cicchetti, Azzurra) has us thinking about some of our favorite classic Italian foods. Namely, sfogliatelle.   A successful sfogliatella—the clamshell-shaped, baked ricotta–filled pastry associated with Naples—is a creature borne of patience and balance. Producing its cru...

Mario Batali's Italian-themed food market Eataly is one of the first stores to sign for retail space at Swire Properties' $1.05 billion Brickell CityCentre site in Miami, exMiami reported, citing unnamed sources. Eataly has a 50,000-square-foot space – including a rooftop garden and restaurant – in the Flatiron District in Manhattan, and is op...

By Alessia Pirolo   A venture involving Eataly, the Italian food-emporium chain, and the municipality of Bologna will develop a theme park dedicated to food, continuing a string of public-private partnerships in Italy aimed at creating jobs and spurring economic activity.   The city-controlled Centro Agro Alimentare has provided land...

by Hillary Dixler   Former New York Times restaurant critic Frank Bruni subbed in for Charlie Rose last week. He invited New York City chefs Michael White (Marea, Osteria Morini) and Mario Carbone (Carbone, Torrisi Italian Specialties) to join him in conversation with Food & Wine's restaurant editor Kate Krader to tackle the question: Wh...

by Sandra Cordon   The tastes, smells and sights of the region of Umbria, known as Italy's "green heart", are featured until November 30 in New York City's Eataly outlet. Eataly, an international outpost of Italian food and wine, has currently focused its New York store on Umbrian products, which are presented alongside photos from inte...

It's happening. Yep, Mario Batali confirmed to the Los Angeles Times that the newest outpost of Eataly will open in L.A., in the outdoor mall Westfield Century City.   It'll be about the same size as the New York and Chicago outposts (about 5,000 square feet) but will have lots more outdoor and rooftop seating (because, you know, when in L....

CIAP #15 Presents Spring Networking and Beer Tasting Eataly Style. The board of directors of CIAP in conjunction with Eataly Chicago are excited to present this year's first event, Spring networking and Beer tasting led by one of Chicago's foremost brewmasters, Eric Dixon. Eric will explain Eataly's unique approach to brewing "Italian Style" b...