Although the weather doesn't seem to agree, it is technically Spring in Boston. What better way to enjoy it than with light, bright, and natural wines from Eataly Boston? A few members of Northeastern University’s Spoon chapter had the privilege of getting an exclusive sneak peek of Eataly Boston’s upcoming event: Spring Festa.

Eataly Boston's Spring Festa event will feature samplings of 21 all-natural wines, from white to rosé to red to sparkling, each with an eco-friendly focus. Seasonal bites will be available to purchase from Eataly Boston’s chef’s choice Assaggini menu, which pair perfectly with the array of wines being offered at this walk around tasting event. 

Lena Young

Wine Review

We were able to sample two white wines, one blush wine, and one red wine, with an emphasis on organic and biodynamic selections at Eataly's exclusive event preview. The white wines Casa di Baal, Fiano di Baal, Azienda Agricola and Anthilla, Donnafuguta, Sicilia Doc were the overall favorites among taste testers. However, the blush and red wine selections, including Cancelli via Rubasco, Vino Rosato and Rosso Cliento, Dellemore, Casebianche, were also a big hit, even in the white wine-favoring group. All of us are eager to test the other 17 wines at Spring Festa! 

Lauren Abbott

Food Review

We also got a taste of Eataly Boston’s Spring Festa food offerings from four delicious appetizer samplers. Eataly Boston's chef added vibrant flavor to the dishes by mixing fresh herbs throughout the dishes, including rosemary, parsley, ramps, and thyme. Taste testers unanimously agreed that the food was phenomenal, and they would have eaten all of it if there weren’t other tables of invitees to feed. 

Spring Festa will feature dishes from Eataly Boston's latest pop-up, L'Orto, which is the Italian word for "herb garden." 

Our personal favorite was the Supplì Al Telefono, a vegetarian dish made of rice croquettes with tomato and house-made mozzarella. These bite-sized breaded mozzarella balls were cooked to perfection, with just the right amount of gooey cheese-pull greatness, sprinkled with herbs and parmesan cheese.

The menu also features Bruschetta Con Piselli, a lemon ricotta bruschetta with spring peas and 18-month Ferrarini Prosciutto, Salsiccia, a homemade pork sausage dish, as well as Pesce Spada, delicious swordfish skewers with hints of lemon. The menu at Eataly Boston's Spring Festa will feature a variety of small plates ranging from $4-10 each. 

Lauren Abbott

Between all of the wine available to sample, the bites for purchase, and the charming setup, you won't want to miss Spring Festa. This walk-around tasting event is Wednesday, April 11th from 6-9 pm in Eataly Boston's La Piazza, and you can get your tickets here!

Make sure to buy your ticket today to ensure access to this amazing event. Thanks for having us, Eataly!