Although I love my adopted city, sometimes I just want to feel like I’m back home in a mountain cabin enjoying some gluhwein and a plate of salumi. Any suggestions?
BAITA (at La Birreria)
Anton (aus Tirol) writes: Although I love my adopted city of New York, sometimes I just want to feel like I’m back home in a mountain cabin enjoying some gluhwein and a plate of salumi. Any suggestions?
I hear you. I too sometimes yearn for the snowy mountain vistas and wood and stone comfort of a fine mountain cabin. Although I can’t lead you to the former (at least not without a considerable trek out of the city) I will gladly you point you to the latter.
From December till March the geniuses behind Eataly have gone and converted their rooftop beer garden (La Birreria) into a pop-up alpine cabin concept called BAITA (Italian for cozy alpine cabin).
Up on the 14th floor above the Eataly food market you’ll find all the rustic comfort one could fit into the flatiron district. Although the views through the retractable glass roof are of the New York skyline, (instead of snow covered alps) the ambiance and the food (and the drink) come to you straight from the European slopes.
The salumi platter is particularly enticing as is the hearty mountain comfort of the polenta dish. If you're really looking for a warm mountain treat try the raclette (swiss speciality of cheese melted on top of a potato slice with toppings of your choice.
The drinks will likewise warm you up – especially the mulled wine, which tastes as though its being poured straight from a bubbling cauldron at an Austrian Christmas market.
Come here quickly though, cause once the snow starts to melt (hopefully) in March, so will this winter cottage atop the 14th floor transform back to a spring and summer beer garden.