I just happened to find myself in Chicago yesterday and was with some Italians from Calabria and was told I have to go to Eataly.
Who was I to argue with some friends from the old country! 🙂
And when you enter and are greeted with this on the wall, well, let’s say it was a good start to dinner.
The restaurant is upstairs (along with a bunch of other goodies).
It was hard to choose just what to have as everything looked outstanding. I went for Risotto with Saffron, Shrimp and Zucchini. Num!
After dinner we wandered around and why I say it is like IKEA is because it is a bit of a maze and everywhere you look you think “oh, yeah, I want one of those”.
There really is Italian eye candy everywhere. From breads to meats to cheese to wine oh my.
And clearly the oil from the tree and this flowing art made me smile.
Lastly, before you go, there is something for your sweet tooth as well. And bring your parking ticket as if you spend $20 you will get your first hour of parking free ($15 savings).
Have you ever had a chance to visit Eataly (in Chicago or another location)? Did you enjoy your visit as much as me? – René