The Italian marketplace at NorthPark Center brought back the all-access event
On Friday, June 24, Eataly Dallas held All You Can Eataly, an all-access food and drink tasting event, for the second time since its opening in December 2020. The event took place at Eataly Dallas at NorthPark Center and offered guests beloved Italian foods, wine, cocktails, music, art, and more. The entirety of Eataly’s three-story space held various stations and exhibits where guests could easily explore a vast amount of food and drink options.
Eataly closed its doors to the public for the evening, allowing only guests with pre-purchased tickets into the marketplace to enjoy a variety of food, drink, and entertainment. VIP ticket holders were granted access to an exclusive entrance to the marketplace’s first-floor coffee shop, Caffè Lavazza. Starlino Rosé Tonic and Starlino Arancione Tonic, Formaggio Piave, and fresh salumi were just a few of the choice selections VIPs were able to enjoy throughout the evening. With early access to the event beginning at 6 p.m., VIP ticket holders explored the party’s curated food, drink, and entertainment before anyone else.
General admission ticketholders were granted access to the event at 7 p.m., with DJ Steffi Burns setting the mood with lively music inside and IronVine getting the party going in the outdoor tent. Inside the venue, guests enjoyed complete access to explore the marketplace and its attractions filled with over 100 regional wines, multiple cocktail bars, more than 25 tasting stations, and a variety of house made desserts and small bites. Eataly’s talented culinary staff remained on site to perform dozens of demonstrations and host workshops. A massive tent, assembled at the Boedeker Street entrance, hosted wood-burning grills preparing traditional Italian dishes, live music, an Aperol Spritz bar, and more.
In partnership with the Business Council of the Arts, Eataly conducted a competition titled Art Spotlight, which challenged artists to create a work of art using any non-perishable item purchased at Eataly. The submissions were judged by a panel of art experts, and the ten winning art pieces were displayed at an exhibit during the event. The finalists got two tickets to join the All You Can Eataly event, and ticketholders voted on their favorite piece as the “People’s Choice Winner.” The winner of the “People’s Choice” award was Javier Jobo Bohorquez with a work on canvas called, “Linguinissimo.” The Juror’s selection was by Pamela Fine, a mixed media piece called, “The Lady in the Pink Hat.” Eataly included the competition as a part of the evening as an homage to marketplace’s commitment to Patronage of the Arts. Many Dallasites enjoyed the evening of fine food and drink, including Sharon Lee Clark and Max Clark, Tanya Foster, Kersten Rettig, and Vodi Cook and Evan Meagher.
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.
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