SOURCE: Oven Gourmet Pizza Restaurant

January 15, 2008 17:22 ET

Virgin's Wine Label "Virgin Vine" Launches Exclusively at Oven in Brooklyn

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - January 15, 2008) - Oven Gourmet Pizza in Brooklyn Heights, New York, may have opened its doors only a few short months ago, but it has been getting much attention and gaining an ever-increasing and "happening" clientele. Virgin Vines is one such set of eyes that has been watching closely and is now launching its new Chardonnay and Shiraz exclusively at Oven. Virgin Vines is the new wine label set up by Virgin Atlantic Chief Richard Branson. Branson has thrown heavy marketing muscle behinds his Virgin Vine label . Oven is the perfect place to launch this down-to-earth, flirty-yet-sophisticated wine.

A full house every night in the restaurant has meant a forced expansion for Oven. New Chef Erica Reichlin has been hired alongside existing chefs Tanner Spees and Andrea Vargas. Erica was Executive Chef at Clementine Catering, the well-known New York catering company that serviced the culinary needs of scores of New York celebrities and models while Erica was at its tenure. Prior to Clementine, Erica was chef at San Francisco's Absinthe and an exclusive Yacht Club on Long Island. Oven hand-makes its pizza dough fresh every morning. All three chefs have had prior baking and fine pastry experience. To fulfill demands and the taste buds of its regular clients, Oven expanded its menu this week to include fine Italian dishes such as handcut steaks, wood-grilled Atlantic salmon and home-made pastas.

The warm public response to Oven's enticing and scintillating creative pizzas has meant the Oven group is in heavy negotiations with leaseholders to open new stores in Brooklyn and Manhattan in 2008 to bring its pizzas to a wider clientele. At present, those outside of Brooklyn Heights can order via Oven's home and corporate delivery service.

Oven has launched its new website www.ovennewyork.com and has joined www.opentable.com for those wishing to book online. Film clips of the restaurant can be viewed at www.citysearch.com.

A new interior layout ad bar layout has provided more of the cozy seating familiar to and enjoyed by repeat customers such as noted actors Paul Giamatti, Gabriel Bryne and Anna Wilding. Hip-hop mogul and manager Jordan Buchanan states that Oven is "high end and yet affordable with a great variety of unusual and exotic pizza toppings.'"

Oven Pizza is located at 60 Henry St. in Brooklyn Heights. It is open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. All credit cards welcome. Corporate and home deliveries can be arranged by calling 1-718-HOT-OVEN.