From good outdated pepperoni and decadent smoked salmon to experimental Makhmali paneer pie, this checklist has bought you lined
From good outdated pepperoni and decadent smoked salmon to experimental M akhmali paneer pie, this checklist has bought you lined
How would you wish to have a pizza social gathering at work? Lola’s Pizzeria now has an outside oven that they arrange at workplaces, serving to staff take their thoughts off work, shows, methods, and as an alternative talk about if they need a Bufalina or Capricciosa. Oh, it can be customised, simply in case deadlines make you extra artistic.
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For Swetha Reddy, govt director-Ceebros Accommodations, as a baby, Fridays had been pizza days at house. That, to her, grew to become consolation meals. So, through the lockdown in October 2020, Swetha determined to get contemporary skinny crust pizzas made and delivered, utilising the pizza oven on the family-owned resort, The Raintree, Anna Salai. “It was additionally a method to hold our employees occupied and motivated throughout that boring interval,” she says.
And thus Lola’s was born one evening, after an intense dialogue with the entire household. “From ideation to execution, we had been up and operating in 12 days,” she says including that the the pizzeria — impartial of The Raintree Lodge — is led by Chef Litwin Sanjith, Suresh Anthony and Amit Pleasure.
“Margarita, Marco Polo, Estiva, Pollo Indinella, San Daniele are the favored ones on the menu. We additionally do vegan cheese pizzas however that’s nonetheless a distinct segment market,” she says. Components resembling cheese, arugula, rocket and spinach are sourced from artisanal farms in Auroville. “We at all times use buffalo mozzarella,” she provides emphasising on the significance of the standard of components.
Lola’s now has two new stone ovens that share the load, at a brand new location on 187, St Mary’s Highway. Name: 8925353555
On the bustling Khader Nawaz Khan Highway, a chef from Croatia is quietly however steadily allotting quite a few servings of Italian pizza. Ferrara Pizzeria is one more pandemic child, that was rolled out in 2021. “We make fermented dough pizzas,” says Asim Shah who owns the charming inexperienced and white house with a checkerboard ground and 4 tables. He says he’ll quickly be including extra seating to accommodate the rise in diners.
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Ferrara additionally delivers, and is at present whipping up round 40 pizzas throughout weekdays and 60 on weekends. The present venture is a results of experiments that the group undertook through the lockdown. “We had been making an attempt to make Turkish pide. We thought, if we will make them boat-shaped then we will make them spherical as properly,” he says.
The menu is compact, with 12 pizzas, however Ferrarra is massive on add-ons. “Friends can select from truffle oil, burrata, lamb keema, shrimp, barbecue hen…” he lists out. Among the cheeses are made in-house, such because the mozzarella. Within the subsequent couple of weeks, vegan cheese will likely be launched. Diavolo, Smok’d Hen and Farmers are the present sizzling favourites right here.
Ferrara Pizzeria, 10, Shyam Backyard, Khader Nawaz Khan Highway, Nungambakkam. Name: 7448542777
La Pizza Loca
In 2019, on a go to to New York, Neha Gupta fell in love with the pizzas she tried there. A lot so, that she determined to begin serving the New York type of pizza in Chennai. In January 2020, she flew again to the Huge Apple and skilled below pizza teacher Richard Bennett for a month, earlier than returning to India in March, and practising for 2 years. She made hundreds of pies and despatched them over to her buddies for tasting. And now Neha is delighted together with her three-week-old cloud kitchen La Pizza Loca. Richard, fondly referred to as Ricky Ji in Chennai, helped set it up and retains visiting.
La Pizza Loca
“I skilled within the science of dough,” she says, including, “Even after utilizing the identical measurements of components. the dough adjustments in response to the temperature. I’ve to make my dough at a specific temperature on a regular basis.”
Neha likes to name her pizzas “pies.” “Our basic New York pie crust is hand-tossed, thick and crisp across the edges, and skinny and comfortable below the toppings. You get the contemporary style of sauce produced from San Marzano tomatoes,” she says. The bestsellers right here embody Pizza Margarita, Ricky’s cheese pie, Butter Hen pie, Hen Explosion, and the White Pies blanketed in white sauce, cheese, toppings and a secret ingredient.
La Pizza Loca will be ordered through its Instagram web page, @lapizzalocachennai.