Nov. 12: Eataly Storewide Opening

Ready to All You Can Eataly? Eataly Dallas to host a Storewide Opening Party on November 12

The Italian marketplace at NorthPark Center will host its first all-access event to celebrate high-quality Italian food and drink

On November 12, 2021, Eataly Dallas will host Opening Party: All You Can Eataly, a storewide, all-access event to officially celebrate the opening of the marketplace. Although its doors opened to Dallasites in December 2020, now is finally the time where the community can get a true taste of Eataly’s immersive Italian experience through endless food and drink. Tickets will range from $99 for general admission to $149 for VIP and are on sale now.

During the event, guests will have complete access to explore the marketplace and three restaurants filled with over 100 regional wine samples, more than 30 tasting stations featuring hundreds of artisanal Italian bites like hand-pulled mozzarella and freshly shucked oysters, a dozen chef demonstrations of pasta making, prosciutto slicing, and more all night long. And it doesn’t stop there. Outside of the Boedeker Street entrance in the NorthPark Center parking lot, party-goers will find a massive Italian grill filled with arrosticini, a traditional lamb skewer from Abruzzo (and a Terra favorite!), porceddu (a whole-roasted pig traditional of Sardegna), and other signature dishes over an open-flame along with an overflowing Aperol Spritz bar, as well as more live demonstrations and music.

Additional highlights from in and around the marketplace include: 

  • Hand-tossed Neapolitan pizza baked in 900-degree wood-burning ovens 
  • Fresh pasta prepared in a wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano DOP 
  • Artisanal salumi & formaggi (cured meats and cheese)
  • Roman-style Pizza alla Pala topped with high-quality ingredients
  • Housemade desserts like hand-filled Sicilian cannoli, gelato, and tiramisu

In addition to the food and drink, the Opening Party will also have local watercolorist Volta Smith on-site custom-painting watercolor art for guests to take home. This activation was inspired by Eataly Dallas’ dedication to the patronage of the arts. As with every Eataly store in the world, each unique marketplace is dedicated to a specific theme that honors the community so between the thriving scene of the city and Eataly Dallas’ home at NorthPark Center, the arts is the perfect fit. 

On the day of the Opening Party, Eataly Dallas will close to the public at 3 p.m. for set up, and the doors will open for VIP event ticket holders at  6 p.m. General Admission ticket holders will be allowed in at 7 p.m. Upon entering the marketplace, guests will see all restaurants, counters, and the retail marketplace are closed to regular service but open with a selection of some of their most beloved items for unlimited tastings and limited shopping to continue the celebration at home. 

As Eataly’s marketplace continues to thrive at NorthPark Center, health & safety remain top priorities. Eataly Dallas continues to require a mask for our employees and encourages masks for guests, and will follow social distancing guidelines throughout the event. Eataly continues to monitor the situation and as conditions improve, they look forward to bringing more and more of the Eataly experience to Dallas.

About Eataly

Eataly Dallas opened its doors in NorthPark Center on December 9, 2020.  Following the company’s philosophy, the vibrant Italian marketplace is interspersed with restaurants, counters, and a cooking school. Significant focus is devoted to local producers, who provide fresh ingredients daily to complement Italian products harmoniously. The unique environment invites guests to “Shop, Eat, Learn” while learning about high-quality Italian food and drink as they taste dishes, find ingredients, and take classes. Since Oscar Farinetti first opened Eataly Torino in 2007, this philosophy has spread with more than 40 stores across the world, including our flagship NYC Flatiron (2010), Chicago (2013), NYC Downtown (2016), Boston (2016), Los Angeles (2017), Las Vegas (2018), Toronto (2019) and Dallas (2020).

About NorthPark Center 

NorthPark Center is the preeminent shopping center in the Southwest and one of the finest shopping experiences in the world, with more than 200 stores and restaurants, including more than 70 market exclusives. Anchored by Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Eataly Dallas, NorthPark offers an unparalleled collection of luxury boutiques set amid internationally acclaimed 20th and 21st-century art, award-winning architecture, and extraordinary landscaping—as well as a 1.4-acre garden, CenterPark, and a state-of-the-art movie theatre, AMC NorthPark 15. NorthPark consistently ranks as one of the top-performing shopping centers in the United States and is North Texas’ number one visitor destination.

(This Charity Lifestyles eBuzz courtesy Eataly.)


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