That’s it, I am moving to Torino.
I find myself for the first time in this wonderful place called EATALY, and i wish I had a tent, ’cause I would pitch it right here and let them try to move me.
Basement, where I went to pee, has wines and beers and all the slow food presidium items, from salt to coffee to beans to pistachios etc. Plus an adorable counter where they serve all beers and food to go with it.
Upstairs they have a supermarket with truly great looking produce, meats and fish and 7 other counter height restaurants where you can choose to eat a specific food in each. everywhere else there are shelves of packaged products from allover italy, including the latest in eco packaging, etc.
There is an enormous refrigerator with raw milk that was milked today, and glass bottles you can buy,fill and return. Same with wine downstairs, you can buy 2 liter bottles of table wine. There is no loud music, the temperature is perfect, the people kind and convivial and intelligent. A beautiful bookstore and arestaurant outdoors.
all this in the old FIAT FACTORY, across the way from the art collection gallery where we went to a few years ago, belonging to the agnellis.
Five minutes from a train station, and in the middle of a real working neighborhood, with trams and buses going to the center of the city.
this afternoon I have an appt, but what I really want is a meeting with the guy-woman that runs this, now!!
Anyway, it’s exciting. I took a train intercity from Novi and it took me 1hr and 10 mins to get here inthe fastest, cleanest of trains.They have a wall of huge macs with free internet.
Go to the site – http://www.eatalytorino.it/ . Let’s all come to Torino for a visit together, and have lunch here!
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