Boston: Eataly Terra

Let's Eat by Kitty Kaufman

biggerest Eataly in Boston's Prudential Mall
It's Friday, it's lunch at 2, we're seated at once and there are enough plants up the atrium you think you're outside. Almost. I read menus before I visit and here's what I see: "Terra will give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience with each visit." It seems to me a more useful way to approach promotion is to look to your diners, the ones consuming the experience. If you could get one of them to declare it's that kind of experience, then you've got something. Doing it yourself, not so much. Here's more: "Tired of lunch al desko? Escape the ordinary: come to our green oasis in the middle of the concrete jungle for an immersive lunch experience."

Anyway, we've been before, a year and a half ago, when they opened. It was crazy and so we left. This time not so busy. You can get near the food cases. You can admire the cheese, the wines, the meats and the fishes, the oils, pastas, sauces, vinegars, olives, honey, preserves,cookies,coffee, tea, the $10 chocolate bars,the soaps, gadgets, aprons, books and the menus. Bring all your money.

eataly atrium Lunch on Friday
These chairs (left) will not prompt diners to linger. Maybe they put out table clothes at night; we don't know.

fire pit Fire pit

oysters Grilled Island Creek oysters + salmoriglio

pasta Tagliatelle con granchio: housemade with fresh maine jonah crab, preserved lemon

roll ups Carnaroli rice,short rib,chicken liver,housemade mozzarella

Eataly Boston
800 Boylston St
Boston, MA 02199
617. 807. 7307

© March 30, 2018 Kitty Kaufman is a Boston writer. Lan Dennie is an adventurous diner. See more of their food adventures at Corporate Edge and follow Kitty on Twitter
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