Geneva Anderson digs into art

Dish: ARThound makes Pizza, crust and all, with Wild Goat Bistro’s Nancy DeLorenzo

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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

August 26, 2011 Posted by | Food | , , | Leave a comment