Rocking National Pizza Party Day with Swizl and DeSano!
It's National Pizza Party Day and we wanted to celebrate it Swizl-style. That meant a trip to our favorite pizzeria, DeSano Pizzeria Napoletana for gloriously chewy crusts, bold sauces, toothsome pies and cold Italian beers.
We started things off with a caprese salad and a small Margherita D.O.P. The salad was wonderful and the pizza featured. San Marzano tomato sauce, basil, garlic, scamorza, mozzarella di bufala and pecorino romano. What better appetizer for pizza than salad and... Pizza? Talk about tasty. For a beer pairing with these starters, we selected something from Birradamare, a microbrewery in Rome. We reached for their 'na Biretta Rossa. The strong malt flavors and deep amber colors were great for the cheesy goodness we were kicking things off with.
For the main event, we had the pizzeria's signature pie, The DeSano. It's a perfect blend of San Marzano sauce, sausage, pepperoni, garlic, scamorza, mozzarella di bufala and pecorino romano all served on a Neapolitan crust. Savory, savory, savory. Birradamare's 'na Onda Bionda was the beer to pair with this. This deep blonde offers toasted malt and fruity notes, a bready aroma and medium sweet finish.
Special thanks to DeSano for letting us Swizl with them today! National Pizza Party Day was a raging success.