Five Cheese Friday

ctmy11-no. 28 supersize pizza pie

After work this evening, I went out for pizza at Numero 28 in the East Village. For the purposes of this post, I have re-cheesened my companions as Perlagrigia, Cathelain, Mr. Piave, & his wife Orla. Perlagrigia, Cathelain, & I ordered this supersize pie with three sections. At the top is the classic Margherita, that represents the Italian flag’s tricolore: fresh basil (green), fiordilatte mozzarella (white), and the tasty house tomato sauce (red). In the middle, comes Puzzono, which Perlagrigia told us meant “stinky” due to it having taleggio cheese; there were also walnuts and caramelized onions mixed in here. Finally, at the end comes not a four-cheese, but a five-cheese explosion of mozzarella, gorgonzola, fontina, parmesan, and provolone! There’s also a bit of basil sprinkled here to soften the impact.

ctmy12-parrano ad

There was such a contrast between all the different flavors we had selected. The red slices became our palate cleansers between the richer, creamier white ones. I’m not sure if I can declare a favorite though. For one thing, Cathelain’s disinterest in mushrooms meant that we had to steer around any of the funghi fantasia pies which would have been an instant winner for me. But I’m sure there will be a next time and maybe then, I can have both a turophilic and mycophilic experience…

In the meantime, how funny is it that I just happened to sit down on my train home across from this ad?? (see picture at left)   It seems that wherever I go in the world, I find cheese or it finds me!

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