Gastro-nerds rejoice: A world-first food fantasyland is on it's way
Eataly, the Italian-founded New York food institution (responsible for such delights as the world's first Nutella bar and the $75 lunchtime beef-tasting menu) has just revealed plans for an Italian food theme park scheduled to open in Bologna, Italy in October 2017.
Set across 20-acres, the food destination will include 10,000 square metres of vegetable gardens, pastures (containing cows, pigs, goats, sheep, rabbit, geese and guinea hens) and orchards, 500 adult-sized tricycles with in-built shopping baskets, 40 food-making workshops, 25 restaurants and food stalls, 6 rides and 1 chocolate fountain (yes, just like in Willy Wonka) - all for a projected 6 million visitors per year.
The USD $106 million project will be free to enter and divided into 6 different 'worlds' of fish, meat and eggs; milk and dairy; cereals; fruits and vegetables; drinks and dressings and desserts. Molto delizioso!