Podere Sapaio

During his last trip to Italy, Victor stopped by the property of Podere Sapaio just before their harvest. A month or so later, the harvest began, and winemaker Massimo Piccin sent Victor a few more shots from Italy recapping this year’s harvest. He said”It has been a very difficult harvest. A lot of rain. The quality is still good but we had to make a very deep selection both in the vineyards and in the cellar.We are about two finish. Two, three days more, the last cabernet sauvignon.”

Best Pizza in Monmouth County Announced

When Red Bank-area residents think of pizza, recently the first thing that usually comes to mind is fresh Italian ingredients cooked to crisp perfection thanks to the restaurant who has pizza making down to a fine art, Undici Taverna Rustica.

Best Pizza in New JerseyUndici Restaurant is known for having the best pizza in New Jersey, and after the recent Asbury Park Press article featuring Undici’s rustic pizza, it is no secret why residents continue to hail Undici as the best.

Besides its rustic Italian interior, Undici owner, Victor Rallo, has a classic Italian centerpiece, a wood burning brick oven. Italian brick pizza ovens are a staple in Italy, where they are able to run almost a hundred degrees hotter than Undici’s, which runs at 700-800 degrees. Compared to commercial gas ovens that run at 500 or 550 degrees, the brick oven provides a whole other measure of heat and the slightest hint of smoky flavor.

In order to make the classic Naples-style pizza, Undici must keep the fire burning at the right temperature, no easy task. Since there’s no thermostat, Undici chefs have another way of testing the temperature. If the oven is too hot the pizza gets burnt and if it is too cold the pizza doesn’t properly rise or obtain the proper color.

“Getting the top heat and the bottom heat proper is a process that took 2,000 pizzas to get it right on this oven,” Rallo said.

Pizza all Napoletana NJ

Rallo is able to bring the type of pizza you would find while roaming the Italian countryside in Naples, the home of pizza, to your dinner plate at his Undici Restaurant. Undici successfully brings authentic Naples-style pizza, one of the best things you can eat, across the Atlantic. Undici pizza are circular pies that are inspired by one of the two popular types of pizza found in Italy, the ‘old-fashioned pizza Italia.’

Using only ‘la materiale prima’ or the best materials and ingredients for making Undici pizzas, Rallo sets the bar high. Classic San Marzano pureed plum tomato sauce, imported Buffalo Mozzarella, fresh basil, Italian flour, proscuitta di Parma, arugula, pecorino Romano cheese, and every other ingredient is picked because of its freshness and flavor.

Undici’s Italian pizza flour, perfect for cooking at high temperatures, is not bromated or bleached and contains no preservatives, caramel malt for color, or rising agents. The imported Buffalo mozzarella melts well in high heat and remains sharper and softer than other cheeses, perfect for the best pizza in New Jersey.

“A proper pizza is in a sense gourmet,” Rallo said. “It’s simple, but it’s gourmet.” Undici Restaurant makes pizza an art, just like it has been in Italy for centuries. Rallo successfully ups the quality of pizzas in America by making them truly Italian at heart.

To view Undici’s Italian inspired menu visit http://www.undicirestaurant.com/

Undici Restaurant Provides An Unparallelled Experience in NJ Wine Tasting

Undici Restaurant in Rumson, NJ offers Academia del Vino, a wine tasting dinner Rumson, featuring wines from their extensive Italian wine list.

This extensive collection of over 600 plus labels from every Italian region has been a consecutive recipient of the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence, and continues to wow wine enthusiasts. Undici Restaurant’s spectacular wine list, has the largest all Italian wine selection in NJ.

Undici Restaurant Rumson Wine TastingsYour New Jersey wine bar has the best selection of Italian wines from a list that keeps on growing. Wine enthusiasts can visit Undici’s Academia del Vino events for spectacular wine tastings that include lectures explaining the different types of wine followed by a taste of each. Each Academia del Vino event focuses on a different region or type of wine. Attendees can expect to taste many wines and learn to taste and understand the complexities of the wine.

Patrons of Undici Restaurant can expect a wine list that features Vina della Casa (House Wines), Vina al Bicchiere (Wines by the Glass), Vini Rossi (Red Wines), Vini Rosati (Rose Wines), Vini Spumanti (Sparkling Wines), Vini Dolci (Dessert Wines), Champagne, Prosecco, and La Lista Stagionale (Seasonal Special List).

The Italian wine list in Rumson’s wine bar restaurant has so many wines available for their clientele, that the wine tasting events Monmouth County are the perfect option for wine enthusiasts who want to taste them all. Your wine tasting dinner Rumson will allow you to taste many different types of wines all while enjoying authentic Italian food.

Undici Restaurant provides a wine tasting NJ experience that is incomparable. Wine tasting events and dinners at Undici Restaurant make their extensive list of labels accessible. Attend an Academia del Vino for your favorite Italian region or attend them all for a truly spectacular and delectable experience.