Ariane and Thomas curing the oven and talking pizza.
Last week we were extremely fortunate to have Thomas Garnick stop by our workshop to talk pizza. Thomas Garnick, of "Brava! Pizzeria Della Strada" in Denver, also happens to be a Gillette native! He has a ton of wood-fired oven experience, and he has done his fair share of catering that has garnered him some nice attention...
*100 Things to Taste, Denver Magazine, 2010
*Best Specialty Pizza, Westword Magazine, 2011
*Top of the Town Pizza, 5280 Magazine 2011
We originally met Thomas while attending the "Fire Within" Fall Seminar, and he was a wealth of information then, but to have him confirm and validate that our trailer and our oven are truly great, really was a wonderful experience, worth a mint. While we were hanging around the oven chatting, I finished the final stage of the curing process.
SO WHAT ARE WE WAITING FOR??? We are waiting for our big, new, shiny commercial mixer to arrive so we can start making hundreds of dough balls which we will then turn into amazing pizza pies!!! So while we are waiting, we are finishing a lot of little details. Since our handmade tiles are not finished, we painted the oven to protect the stucco until we can tile it. We chose a color that you can't miss!
Once again our camera died at the worst time, but this should give you a nice sneak peek!
Pizza Carrello is building a trailer on which to build a wood-fired pizza oven. This blog documents the progress, struggles and successes of the construction project.