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Into the Woods concept at SERRA by Birreria
Photograph: Courtesy of SERRA by Birreria

Here's an exclusive first look at Eataly's brand-new winter rooftop restaurant

The much-anticipated seasonal restaurant debuts its new identity today.

By Christina Izzo
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In New York, the change in seasons not only brings a change in temperature but also tradition. And one seasonal tradition we love is the thematic turn-over of the rooftop at Eataly Flatiron. After dipping into the honey pot for fall, SERRA by Birreria will take you to a magical forest with its wintertime concept, SERRA Stellata - Into the Woods, debuting today. 

Taking inspiration from the great outdoors and being in the open airthe restaurant is named stellata, which means "starred" in Italian, to give inspiration to people to "look up" and admire the winter starry nightthe open-air rooftop will feel fittingly woodsy with Adirondack chairs, bird houses, and white-and-gold "foliage." The winter concept is actually in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation, the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to planting trees—during the course of Stellata - Into the Woods, Eataly will donate funds for 5,000 newly planted trees to help reforest U.S. areas affected by natural disaster. 

The woodlands theme continues with the food-and-drink menu. Get a taste of Italian winter via polenta crowned with wild-boar ragù, blistered dumpling squash filled with fontina or taleggio and braised leaks drizzled with balsamic. On the beverage front, smoke plays a starring role: Joining smoked beers and barley wines, many cocktails will be prepped tableside and ingredients will be presented in smoked bottles. (Try a trio of Negronis, each with varying intensities of smokiness.)  

Take a gander at the festive, forested space and the food and drink offerings below:  

SERRA Stellata – In the Woods at Eataly
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods at Eataly
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods at Eataly
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods at Eataly
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods at Eataly
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria
SERRA Stellata – In the Woods
Photograph: Courtesy SERRA by Birreria

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