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What do you get when put Rock-Star Pastry Chef Johnny Iuzzini, Top Chef Masters Kerry Heffernan, Critically-Acclaimed Chef Franklin Becker, Top Chef Masters George Mendes owner of Aldea and Wine Master Joe Campanale owner of dell’anima, L’Artusi, Anfora and L’Apicio together at Keste’ Pizzeria with World-renowned Neapolitan pizza chef, Roberto Caporuscio? A pizza party beyond imagination!
We are big time fans of Michael White, but then again, who isn’t? With restaurants such as Marea, Ai Fori, Osteria Morini and many more coming, Michael has built an empire of inspired cuisine. Michael White is the best of the best. Not many chefs can say they are a Multiple Michelin & NY Times Starred Chef, Grand Chef Relais & Chateaux, and James Beard Award winners. But after all the awards, achievements, and success, Chef Michael is one of the nicest people you will ever meet. He is humble, generous, funny and someone that you want to just hang out with.
Don Antonio by Starita
309 West 50th Street
New York, NY
Phone: (212) 265-3179
Last Monday morning, February 6, 2012, I woke up with the anticipation of a child on Christmas morning. I knew that within a matter of hours, I would be walking into Don Antonio by Starita, NYC’s highly anticipated and newest Neapolitan pizzeria. The pizzeria was the confluence of teacher and student that started years before in a pizzeria in Naples, Italy. The teacher, none other than master pizzaiolo Antonio Starita of Naples’ famed Starita a Materdei, and the student, Roberto Caporuscio (a master pizzaiolo in his own right) of Kesté Pizza e Vino in NYC joined forces to bring a small, but authentic piece of Naples to the heart of NYC’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.
The Men Who Dine were invited for a private launch party for BOLD Organics, a new line of delicious, high-quality frozen pizza that is gluten- and dairy-free, with 85% of the ingredients certified organic. The event was held in a beautiful loft in the Bowery section of NYC.
One might anticipate that a frozen pizza, epically one that is basically free of all potential allergens, would be horrible. That was not the case with BOLD Organics! We were amazed on just how delicious this product was and everyone at this party felt the same. For pizza lovers like us to enjoy a frozen product is pretty amazing, but we did.
The chef behind these pizzas is St. Louis renowned chef, Eric Brenner (voted “Chef of The Year St. Louis 2008”). When you put a passionate and very talented chef at the helm of an innovative company and product, you are starting in the right direction. Bold Organics offers four varieties of pizza—Vegan Cheese Pizza, Veggie Lovers Pizza (chock full of seasonal vegetables such as organic smoky roasted peppers, organic sweet roasted onions and woody shiitake mushrooms), Meat Lovers Pizza (a carnivore’s delight that is loaded with an abundance of spicy uncured pepperoni & sausage), and Deluxe Pizza (an “everything” pie that includes organic smoky roasted peppers, organic sweet roasted onions, woody shiitake mushrooms, spicy uncured pepperoni & sausage). BOLD Organics scours farms throughout the country for the perfect flavor profiles with optimum health benefits. The pizzas are casein-free, egg-free, peanut-free and tree nut-free and contain no GMOs, preservatives, nitrites, nitrates or trans-fats. The all-natural crust crunches with a texture achieved from a carefully conceived mixture of organic baking ingredients.
Look for Bold Organics in stores in the coming months and give it a try!