Fall is un-beleaf-able in NYC. Can’t make it out of the city? Don’t fret! Eataly Flannel Affair is an event you can’t miss. Eataly’s rooftop restaurant, SERRA by Birreria, changes its charming decor and menu every season. This season, Eataly transformed its gorgeous rooftop into its annual autumn haven, combining leaf peeping and dining into one gourd time. We are excited to share Eataly’s Flannel Affair with you.
Best NYC Fall Restaurants: Eataly Flannel Affair
Forget sweater weather, this fall about about Eataly Flannel Affair. Eataly is located in Flatiron, near the iconic Flatiron Building. We dine at Eataly several times a year. Their summer, fall and winter installations and menus are like none either. Eataly is open daily Monday to Sunday from 11:30AM to 9:30PM. This season, Eataly decorated their glass ceiling with orange, red, marigold and green artificial leaves. It feels like walking through the most beatiful fall forrest. Eataly also launched Flannel Affair every Tuesday from 5PM to 9:30PM. Wear your favorite flannel and enjoy some fall cocktails and fall dishes with seasonal fruits and veggies.
Eataly Flannel Affair: What to Order to Drink?
I’m a gin-vincible force of nature. We started Eataly Flannel Affair with a round of Colori d’Autunno. We ordered the Purple Perennial and the Escape to Carnival. Our favorite was the Purple Perennial, which had Portofino Gin, Italicus, Purple Sweet Potato Syrup, Lemon and Butterfly Leaf Essence. If you like passion fruit, go with the Escape to Carnival, which has San Zanj Haitian Rum, Passionfruit, Demerara Syrup and Fever Tree Ginger Beer. These fall inspired drinks at Eataly Flannel Affair were emulating fall in drink form, from color to taste.
Eataly Flannel Affair: What to Order for Dinner?
You really autumn know. Eataly’s fall menu is the best every year. There’s something about this season’s fruits and veggies and Italian food that are a match made in heaven.
Gourd of the Rings. We started with the Crocchette di Zucca and the Insalata Autunnale con Farro. Our favorite was the squash and potato croquette. The salad was quite hearty with toasted farro, Italian chicories, honeycrisp apple and cranberry vinaigrette.
Life is gourd. For the mains, we choose the Casarecce Con Ragù Di Funghi, a mushroom pasta and the Zucca Arrosto, which is roasted acorn squash. Our favorite was the acorn squash, which is one of our favorite fall veggies. This dish had Taleggio DOP fonduta, walnuts and pomegranate agrodolce. It’s so easy to roast at home too.
Think about the pastabilities. The pasta had Wild Hive dark rye casarecce, mushroom ragù, savory, and Agriform Parmigiano Reggiano. This dish was quite rich, so we ate half at dinner and saved the leftovers for lunch the next day.
My panna cotta don’t want none, unless you’ve got buns, hun. We ended our Flannel Affair with Panna Cotta Con Mele Caramellate. This is panna cotta in fall form with salted caramel, caramelized apple and brown butter struesel.
Make sure to experience fall at Eataly and take a journey through an autumnal Italian countryside. Even better, wear your flannels and stop by Eataly Flannel Affair on Tuesday nights. Whatever day you go, you’ll enjoy hearty fall dishes and seasonal cocktails. Can’t stress this enough- this is best time of the year to dine at Eataly. Be sure to stop by before it turns into SERRA Alpina for winter. You can also check out our NYC Restaurant section for more dining recommendations.
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.Albert Camus