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SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, Chef Michael Smith, Cellar Rat
Top food and wine purveyors SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza, James Beard Award-winning Chef Michael Smith, and Cellar Rat Wine Merchants are joining forces to present “Tour d’ Italia” pizza and wine flight dinners to benefit the Harvesters food bank.
“Our guests have been asking for wine dinners because we had some really fun ones last year,” says SPIN! co-owner Gail Lozoff. “We always want to make them special, more special than someone having their special pizza at SPIN! So we roped our friend Ryan Sciara of Cellar Rat into helping us design the events and Michael Smith into adding his culinary touch to our menu. They were both happy to be part of a project for Harvesters. We're calling it a Collaboration of Friends, and that's what it is!”
Each week, one of the four SPIN! locations will host a different wine region’s import manager and serve a Tour d’ Italia menu created in collaboration with Chef Michael Smith. Seatings are available from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. The price is just $39.50 per person with $10 per guest benefitting Harvesters.
Wines of the North (Veneto/Piedmont)
A different wine will accompany each course, beginning with an antipasti of Chef Michael Smith’s rosemary garlic oil broccolini with roasted red peppers, marinated olives, breadsticks, and burrata -- a fresh mozzarella with a creamy center. For the second course, guests will select one of SPIN!’s seven signature salads accompanied by fresh house-made dressing.
Choices extend to the main course, where guests can choose any SPIN! Pizza Mia (gluten free is available) or the Tour d’ Italia pizza. Created exclusively for the Harvester’s benefit, the Tour d’ Italia is a pizza Bianca brushed with a roasted olive oil glaze topped with a colorful, flavorful combination of shrimp, fontina cheese, oregano, tomato, calabrian peppers, and sopressata -- a dry-cured Italian salami with a healthy dose of garlic.
The beautiful and delectable dessert features talented SPIN! staffer Hazel Brown’s flourless chocolate mini cake with Chef Michael’s roasted pears, a choice of gelato, and burnt carmel sauce.
SPIN! Neapolitan Pizza is owned and operated by Gail and Richard Lozoff and Edwin Brownell, who are experienced in large multi-unit expansion, franchising, and operations. For information, please visit www.spinpizza.com.
Reservations are required for the Tour d’ Italia pizza and wine flight dinners to benefit Harvesters. Visit www.spinpizza.com.
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