The first snowflakes may be nowhere in sight, but New York City's aprés ski destination is open for business.
As of Nov. 2, Eataly Flatiron's Alpine ski chalet in the sky Baita has reopened for "winter" 2017. The rooftop bar changes with the seasons, and the time of Adirondack chairs, faux fur throws, string lights and "snow"-dappled everything is now.
While the real Alps may be a continent away, you can enjoy the same trappings as the snow bunnies with hearty Northern Italian cuisine like traditional boiled polenta served family-style, raclette and a massive beef shank to share.
Baita also has a new drink for the season — if you can pronounce it. Parampampoli is a traditional Italian cocktail served flambé. That means it’s on fire, guys, for those cold winter nights we’re sure are coming. Maybe? Or maybe global warming means ski chalets will be the realm of theme parks in a few decades. Until then, cheers!
Baita is open daily through the spring from 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Eataly Flatiron, 200 Fifth Ave.