Last week the local pizza chainlet Salvatore's, which has locations in the burbs, the Seaport District and Theater District, shocked the world by creating pizzas with toppings so drenched in alcohol that they require patrons to flash an ID before ordering. Or at least that's how the marketing pitch goes (the Boston Licensing Board doesn't regulate foods that contain alcohol). The "21-plus pizza" dazzled both the local and national media, from the Herald to the Huffington Post. And now a representative from Salvatore's says that none other but Anderson Live host Anderson Cooper is on the case.
Salvatore's executive chef Victor Paone personally drove a bunch of the pies to New York at the request of the show's producers, and a segment featuring the now-infamous pizzas may air later this week. If this is truly the first time pizza toppings have been a vehicle for alcohol, given the amount of attention these pies have gotten, it surely won't be the last.
The three varieties of alcoholic pizzas area available at all Salvatore's locations. They are:
· Vignola Cherry Pizza: dried cherries soaked in raspberry vodka with fresh mozzarella, gorgonzola, prosciutto and orange blossom honey.
· Drunken Pig: Kahlua-marinated braised pork, ricotta, caramelized apples, mozzarella, spicy honey.
· Calabria Peach: rum-infused peaches, mascarpone, soppressata picante, fresh mozzarella, basil.
· Boozy pizza [~EBOS~]
· Chef's 'adult' pies topped with ingredients soaked in liquor [BH]
· Alcoholic pizza: Boston eatery Salvatore's introduces '21-plus' pies [HuffPo]
· Now you can get drunk on pizza! [GS]