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BAITA Lands in New York

BAITA Lands in New York

On December 2, Eataly NYC Flatiron opened a new Italian Alps pop-up restaurant on the roof, inspired by the mountain ski lodges of northern Italy and featuring hearty regional cuisine.

BAITA (pronounced “bye-tah”) is the Piemontese word for a small ski lodge in the Italian Alps. Made of wooden walls topped with a stone-slab roof, this cozy dwelling is the ideal place to escape the elements after an exhilarating day in the cold, while enjoying simple food and drink, such as rustic polenta, housemade sausage, and mulled wine.

High above the slopes of Fifth Avenue, Eataly's pop-up restaurant BAITA offers a warm retreat for anyone trekking about New York City this winter. Eataly might have replaced the stone slab and nearby hills of grazing sheep with a retractable glass roof and views of the neighboring Flatiron building, but BAITA's food and drink make visitors feel like they’re in the Italian Alps, right in the middle of Manhattan.

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Because of its mountainous terrain, northern Italian cuisine is hearty and warm, with chunky stews made with beef, dishes prepared with rich butter, creamy polenta, flavorful cured meats, and delicious melted cheeses paired with pickled vegetables, roasted potatoes, and smoked pork.

Accordingly, BAITA’s menu features dishes such as Polenta della Val Pusteria (Wild Hive Buckwheat and Polenta with Fontina, Trentigrana, and Salted Anchovies), Cotechino Con Lenticchie (Housemade Pork Sausage with Lentils and Balsamic Vinegar), Strangolapreti Con Burro e Salvia (Bread and Spinach Dumplings with Butter and Sage), and classic servings of raclette (melted cheese) with choices of pickled vegetables, crescent potatoes, or smoked pork loin.

The full drink menu features an excellent selection of grappa, mulled wine, and specialty warm cocktails, such as the Bombardino (Vecchia Romagna Black Brandy and Zabov Zabaglione with Whipped Cream and Chocolate).

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BAITA will be open through March. Feast your eyes on the menus, view the hours, and make reservations here