SOURCE: Oven Pizza New York

January 02, 2008 20:31 ET

Brooklyn's Oven Pizza Sparks New Pizza Trend

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 2, 2008) - Trends come and go in fashion, and no truer can be said of food as well. Brooklyn has long been considered the home of the best of pizza in the USA. The Brooklyn Heights area now has a solid and culinary exciting pizza base with the recent opening of a fresh oven pizza restaurant, called synergistically enough, Oven.

Oven has already fast become known for its fresh handmade pizza dough and lively toppings, and it didn't take long for the neighborhood to start asking questions -- how do we make pizza this great, ourselves? As a result Oven restaurant has sparked a new trend in dining -- it now plays host to successful "pizza making parties" in its back kitchen for those groups of five or more who wish to secret away the art and craft of fine gourmet pizza making.

Oven Pizza's menu is seasonal and in the next week will introduce its new winter menu. The menu is expanding to include such enticing dishes that make full use of the natural wood burning oven. Hearty faire such as salmon roasted on cedar planks and fresh mussels cooked in earthenware pots are new dishes that will tempt those wishing something in addition to gourmet pizza. A favorite appetizer in the neighborhood is the stuffed Portobello mushrooms -- truffle oil, fresh wild mushrooms and herbs all blended together and baked with three fresh grilled crumbly cheeses as garnish.

A seasoned veteran of Manhattan restaurants, house manager Stephan Kelleher is known for treating each patron as gold. On a bitter winter's day it's a delight to stumble into this cozy sophisticated atmosphere and on a wine list that is as erudite as the handmade pizzas you eat and the seats you sit on. Local Regulars include actors Paul Giamatti, Gabriel Byrne, and Anna Wilding.

Oven Pizza is located at 60 Henry St in Brooklyn Heights. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11am. All credit cards welcome. Pizza making parties are arranged on request. Local deliveries are welcome. Telephone 1 718 hot-oven.