This Thursday, August 11th at noon, Eataly’s second New York location—in the heart of World Trade Center—will open its doors to the public. F&W caught up with beverage director Emily Molinari to find out what bottles and by-the-glass pours guests can expect to find in each of the bustling marketplace’s five distinct full-service restaurant spaces.
Molinari, who has spearheaded the beverage program at Eataly’s Flatiron location for the last 3 years, notes that the scope of the cellar at the new venue is quite large. “At Osteria della Pace alone, we have a 450-bottle selection,” she says. That equates to a stand-alone restaurant with an ambitious wine list in and of itself, yet the other four spaces each boast 25 additional wines by the glass. Toss in an extensive Italian beer program and a full bar that doesn’t skimp on Amaro, and you have what stands to be the most comprehensive sampling of Italy’s native grapes and grains. “Each wine list has its own personal identity to match the style and regional influence of the food,” she adds. So with all of that on offer, how to choose the restaurant that best suits your beverage mood?
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Here, Molinari breaks it down by theme: