How to throw a pizza party
How to throw a pizza party.
one backyard with an outdoor pizza oven, wood burning, of course
one gorgeous Indian summer evening,
one studious little princess (complete with a gold crown),
six very hungry almost-grown-ups (one quite gifted at pizza throwing),
some very local ingredients (figs from the backyard, tomatoes from our garden, even a homemade wine),
some others not so local (Proscuitto di Parma, Mozzerella di other-side-of-the-hills),
free flowing wines (Rieslings to begin, Burgundies to follow, this and that for entremets, a green fairy to end--no not that green fairy, the other green fairy, Chartreuse de Tarragona),
Still hungry after the pizza? How about some fresh tomato tart in a wonderfully crumbly crust made with grated parmesan cheese, butter, and just enough flour to hold it all together.
Then a lovely piece of fish roasted in the lingering heat of the pizza oven, paired with some of Joe's delicate haricots verts dressed in a simple shallot vinaigrette.
With a party like this, of course things got even more fun after dark. A buttery plum tart, a green fairy in a bottle, a blue fairy in a gold crown, smiley, silly faces, oddly drifting--yet fully engaging--conversation spanning subjects from cognition in the wild, emotional film editing, biodynamic wine making, and a fairly fairy tale to end it all.
That's how you throw a pizza party.