Flatiron History and Food Walking Tour
5-Star Certificate of Excellence- Trip Advisor
Saturday May 7th
10:30am-1:30pm (meet at 10:15am)
Meet in front of 200 Fifth Avenue (@23rd/24th)
Includes 6 generous tastings, tour of Beecher’s cheese factory, tour of Eataly, and a history tour of Flatiron, architecture and Madison Park.
RSVP EARLY- Space is very limited
We start our tour off at Eataly, Chef Mario Batali’s high-end, Italian mega gorgeous food-store, which incorporates lots of food shopping and mouth-watering dining in a massive space that’s brimming with energy. Here, we will taste espresso at Caffee Lavazza serving espresso in Italy since 1895. We will learn the history of Eataly, a little about the individual restaurants there as well as the bier garten on the roof. Then it’s off to Madison Park where along the way we learn the history of the Toy Building, The Flatiron building, the initial garment district and many of the surrounding buildings and history of the Park and Madison Square Garden. We will have a burger tasting at Shake Shack (if there is no line, otherwise Schnipper’s), and then head to an international Italian mozzarella restaurant, Obica, specializing in homemade mozzarella, buratta (cheese made from mozerella and cream) and Napoleon style pizza (we will have slices and sample both their Napolean Pizza and burratta). Next we head to Beecher’s Cheese factory, an artisanal shop where staff hand-make many of the cheeses right on the premises. After a cheese course/tour and a tasting of their amazing grilled cheese sandwich, we head to Union Square and its world-famous greenmarket, which has been bringing the best of local farms to the city since 1976. Finally we head for dessert at Bread’s Bakery, an Israeli baking company opening up multiple locations this year throughout NYC. Here we get to sample NYC # 1 rated and best babka! The tour lasts around 3 hours. You won’t walk too far (less than 7 NYC blocks), but be sure to bring comfortable shoes and dress appropriately. RSVP early. Space will be limited and will sell out.