Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Sandy Springs: Double Zero Napoletana

On Monday, I went to Double Zero Napoletana with the Atlanta Food Bloggers Society. It's located on Roswell Road just north of the Perimeter, more or less across the street from Ruth's Chris Steak House. This is one of those places that has been on my radar for awhile so I'm glad that my fellow bloggers gave me the excuse to go.
The restaurant provided us with an appetizer, the l'arrosto. Believe it or not, that roast pork with sides is on the small plates part of the menu. The chef explained that the pork was roased for about 6 hours. The garnishes included roasted garlic (amazing), eggplant, and peppers. The pork was exquisite---succulent and with a very roasted flavor.
I was on my own for the pizza so I tried one of my favorites, the quattro stagione. The traditional version has four different cheeses, one per quarter of the pie, in honor of a location near the Vatican, as I recall. This one had some extras, including roasted artichoke and roasted garlic. I was originally a little hesitant about fooling around with a classic and artichoke in particular. (I still remember my dad's insistent claims that artichoke was a weed that California farmers decided to market as a delicacy.) But the artichoke turned out to be almost my favorite part of the pizza. The sauce on the pizza was amazing, the perfect balance of tart and sweet. The crust itself was very thin in the Italian style, as compared to the slightly thicker New York or much thicker Chicago. But it still achieved that perfect balance of tenderness and chewiness.
And this is what food bloggers do when they eat---they take photos of everything that comes to the table. This shows Leslie of "The Food and Me" and Grant of "Marie, Let's Eat" taking photos of the latest arrival. Double Zero Napoletana on Urbanspoon

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