Eataly Dallas in North Park is often referred to as an Italian Market, and it is, but it is a market in the traditional sense of a town or village market. It bears little resemblance to the modern idea of a supermarket.
Within the 46,000 square feet that make up Eataly, patrons can find numerous counters offering a selection of authentic Italian goods and ingredients, from aged cheeses and cured meats to fresh hot lunches at the carry-away counter.
The Eataly calendar boasts of their All You Can Eataly on November 12th. The entire market will shut down at 3 pm on the 12th to transform the store and parking lot into an enormous food festival. When Eataly reopens for guests at 7 pm (6 pm for VIP ticket holders), they will have access to over 30 tasting stations, including everything from wine and cocktails to fresh mozzarella and a roast pig. There will also be cooking demonstrations and live music. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, October 12th starting at $99 for general admission and $149 for VIP access.
Eataly is also home to three different cafes, offering different takes on Italian cuisine. For example, on the main floor at La Pizza & La Pasta, guests can enjoy a broad menu based around two staples of Italian fare, pizza, and pasta and watch the chefs toss dough to create the dishes.
Also located on the main floor is Il Pastio di Eataly, where patrons can partake of a wide variety of pasta made fresh daily by professional pasta makers. Upstairs on the third floor is the final cafe, Terra. At Terra, the chefs focus on seasonal, rustic ingredients cooked on a wood-burning Italian grill.
Eataly also offers its customers cooking classes several evenings a month as well as special events like wine tastings. Cooking classes range from hands-on courses such as The Art of Gnocchi on November 6th to chef-led demonstrations of classic dishes like November 18th’s The Art of Cooking Polpette al Sugo. Anyone interested in taking one of the cooking classes is encouraged to sign up early, as they sell out quickly.