New York's Roberta's Pizza is coming to Sydney
Cult Brooklyn pizzeria Roberta's is bringing its famed Neapolitan-style pizzas to Surry Hills' Firedoor for one service on Sunday December 9.
Over the last 10 years, Roberta's has become a New York institution, known for having some of the best pizzas in the city. Its signatures are the Margherita, and its "Famous Original" with tomato, mozzarella, caciocavallo, parmigiano, oregano and chili.
New York Times' food critic Sam Sifton wrote, “Roberta’s pizzas are marvelous things, of no particular geographical provenance. They are just good ingredients married well, then cooked in hot, fragrant smoke and quickly served. You can always have those.”
Since opening in 2008, the restaurant has been perennially packed, and has opened three more restaurant around the country, as well as launched a frozen pizza line.
Chef and owner Carlo Mirarchi is hopping on a plane with his “mother” dough starter and cooking with Lennox Hastie for this all-day Sunday event, kicking off at 1pm.
Mirarchi will serve wood-fired pizzas, while Hastie and the rest of the Firedoor team works the grill to add a select few mains and sides to the menu.
This event marks the end of a string of collaborations Hastie has held this year, the most recent of which was a takeover by Brae's Dan Hunter.