Natalia Smirnoff’s feature debut “Puzzle” showcases María Onetto as a 50 year old wife who finds herself in jigsaw puzzles, open September 9
Director(s): Natalia Smirnoff, Screenplay: Natalia Smirnoff
Cast: María Onetto, Gabriel Goity, Arturo Goetz, Henny Trailes, Felipe Villanueva, Julian Doregger, Nora Zinsky
Runtime: 89 min., 2009
With the 6th Annual Taste of Petaluma coming up on Saturday, I wanted to share the pizza-making session I had with Wild Goat Bistro’s owner Nancy DeLorenzo earlier this year. I met Nancy at last year’s Taste and was impressed with her trio of artisan pizzas, piled high with our local bounty. Whenever I mentioned Taste to people, they too fondly recalled Wild Goat Bistro’s pizzas. Not only is Nancy an amazing chef but her ability to create a warm and inviting European-style bistro ambiance has made Wild Goat Bistro wildly popular, earning it the Petaluma People’s Choice Award for Best New Restaurant in 2010. Noting my enthusiasm for baking and eating, Taste of Petaluma organizer Laura Sunday coordinated our lesson and food blogger Houston Porter joined us, along with Nancy’s partner Robin Robinson, as we started from scratch–prepared the dough for the crust, selected and prepped the toppings and baked several 10 inch Neapolitan style pizzas. A lesson like this is best captured in pictures. Nancy’s skill and joy in preparing food–simple, fresh, and elegant– is also noted. Now, months later, I am happily baking away at home and we are planning an outdoor oven. Nancy, with great nonchalance, also happens to make the best salads in town…so that’s next.
Wild Goat Bistro is located at 6 Petaluma Boulevard North, Suite A5, in the Great Petaluma Mill. Phone 707.658.1156