There’s nothing like celebrating a birthday with a food festival. Eataly, an Italian gourmet marketplace in New York’s Flatiron District, is organizing their first food and wine festival for their upcoming third birthday, which will be held on on September 6th from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
During the twelve hours of the event, Eataly’s aisles will be transformed into the streets of Italy. (The seated restaurants will still be open during the festival.) To participate in the celebration, guests are encouraged to purchase all-inclusive passes to have access to an unlimited amount of food, wine, beer, sodas, and specialty cocktails. There will be options such as Caprese skewers, house-marinated olives, housemade porchetta, fried risotto balls, steamed lobster, caviar, chocolates, and more. Sip white peach bellinis, “Baroni Pizzini Franciacorta,” or more as you sample the fare.
The all-inclusive passes are now available for purchase online, and at the box office inside the Eataly’s 23rd Street entrance between 5th and 6th Avenue. Note that the age limit is 21+ and that no seating will be provided.
The half-day pass from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. costs $75, and the evening pass from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. costs $125. Those without a pass can purchase the food at the ticket price during the festival, with prices ranging from $4 to $20 depending on the item.