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It may still be unseasonably warm for fall, but Baita, the ski chalet on Eataly Flatiron’s rooftop has officially opened for the winter season, bringing the Italian Alps to New York City.

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‘Baita’ is the Piemontese word for a small ski lodge in the Italian Alps. Eatlay has taken the exact translation and brought the cozy experience to its 14th floor featuring a wooden walled cabin with stone-slab roof without having to ski-in and ski-out. Heaters around the floor will bring all the comforts of a warm fire without the flame, complete with warm stews and mulled wine making this the perfect rooftop respite for when the real New York winter hits.

With Adirondack chairs, string lights, faux fur throws, and festive wintery decorations, rooftop transports you to Northern Italy, serving up cuisine from the region including charcuterie options, traditional polenta bowls, raclette (melted swiss cheese shaved off a wheel), a massive beef shank (to share), and of course, pasta like pumpkin gnocchi with butter, sage and Parmigiana Reggiano.

Beef shank (for 10) and other delicious sides. Photo via Eataly.

Three polenta dishes are offered on the menu. Photo via Eataly.

Photo via Eataly

Photo via Eataly

Photo via Eataly

Baita, located at Eataly Flatiron location at 200 Fifth Avenue, will be open through April 2017 from 11:30 am to 11 pm with kitchen service ending at 10 pm. No reservations are required.

Next, check out 10 Quirky Houses On Top of Apartment Buildings in NYC, featuring a ski chalet and lighthouse. 

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