By Joseph Prezioso
Eataly Boston, inside the Prudential Center, opened its doors on Tuesday Nov. 29th to the public with a private ribbon cutting ceremony at noon for invited guest and the local officials.
Hundreds of guest and patrons packed Eataly, with Eataly providing samples of its offerings to anyone who was at the opening. Pizzas, sandwiches, pasta, salads and much more was all up for sampling.
“When I first came to Boston, I fell in love with the city,” said Nicola Farinetti, CEO of Eataly. “It felt like the most European city that I’ve ever visited in the States — the people, the buildings, the North End — I immediately felt like I was home.”
According to Farinetti, each Eataly is dedicated to a theme, for Boston its the sea and its food.
“The sea represents constant change and discovery, always covering the same ground with different parts,” Farinetti explained. “It unites us all and reminds us of our shared voyage. In fact, Boston was founded by seafaring pilgrims in the 17th century!”
Eataly is working with local fisherman to bring in daily and the local catch of the season to their restaurants and markets. “We strongly believe that eating what is seasonal and abundant simply tastes better,” stated Farinetti.
Covering 45,000 square feet, Eataly Boston’s marketplace includes four restaurants, 10 take-away counters, five bars, and a cooking school.
Eataly Boston is located at 800 Boylston Street in the Prudential Center and will be open daily from 7AM-11PM.