I was invited to a preview of the Taste of Market Street: a collection of unique and diverse restaurants serving a prix fixe lunch menu on April 10th. The idea is to provide guests with a taste of what makes Market Street uniquely delicious. The stops include a Barcelona-inspired bistro, an innovative Italian eatery, a French roast coffee house, a slow pressed juice bar, fresh from the market locally-sourced seafood and a beautiful modern Indian restaurant.
This was one of the stops on our “Marketlicious” tour.
Anyone who has eaten traditional pizza can agree that lately it’s been a little soggy in the city. I like to eat a slice with my hands and not have all the toppings slide off into a messy pile, leaving me slightly more than irritated. But at Pastizza the dough is like a living work of art, each batch different from the next depending on moisture, temperature and timing. It’s actually quite complicated if you think about it. Manager Dimitri Petropoulos tells me there is a method to the madness. And let me tell you what they have created here is completely unique to anything else you will find in the city. Co-owner Thomas Baker’s exclusive artisinal winery Thomas George Estates is the proudly displayed in their circular bar, centered around a 30-foot-tall wine chandelier is equally as unique.
Stuffed as we were we enjoyed: Ravioli Con Castagne (chestnut & ricotta ravioli with pancetta brown butter, sage and
pomegranate) and funghi pizza (mixed mushrooms, truffle oil, arugula and fontina) topped with poached eggs and bacon.