My visit to 1889 Pizza Napoletana was part of a familiarization trip with Visit Kansas City, Kansas. All opinions are my own.
What a wonderful time I had eating my away around Kansas City, Kansas! My favorite foodie experience was a pizza class at 1889 Pizza Napoletana! Now I love pizza as much as most Americans, so I knew this would be fun, but I was completely blown away. I learned so much about the Neapolitan Pizza. Making it was a blast, and eating it was of course the best part!
The dining room is gorgeous! There is so much beauty and attention to detail, that I fell in love with 1889 Pizza at first sight.
But it’s the pizza that I will keep you coming back! Beginning with a little flour and then a ball of dough, the class began. It was so fun go get to play with my food. I always say food should be fun right? 🙂
Pizza dough at 1889 Pizza is a process! Yeast, flour, water, and salt make up the Neapolitan crust. Sounds simple right? The difference is in the flour. Only Double Zero flour is used at 1889 Pizza and it makes all the difference. I have got to get some. No pizza crust I have ever made has this flavor. Oh well there’s also how they rise the dough. Pizza crust at 1889 Pizza rises for…4-6 DAYS!
I had a whole new appreciation for the dough I was holding in my hands. We were then shown how to make a ridge around the dough, and then press the dough into a twelve inch circle.
What happened next was a blast. We learned how to throw the dough. I’m sure this is not the technical term for the process, mind you, but how much fun we had with our fists in the air attempting the perfect pizza throw. I did pretty well the first couple of times. I was so proud of myself. So then guess what? Cameras went on me, with the command to, “Do it again!” Spot light is not my favorite place in the world and things quickly went down hill. I threw the pizza all over except where it was supposed to go and we laughed uproariously! The video, unfortunately, could not be found. Whew!
Pizza Napoletana originated in Naples, Italy. The Margharita Pizza came to be in 1889 from Queen Margharita. Cheese and basil was added to the poor man’s crust and veggies for the queen! So you can really say you eat like royalty! 😉
After the sauce (made with Samsrzano tomatoes), fresh mozzarella, and basil add just a pinch of salt add a swirl of olive oil.
And then you’re ready for the fabulous wood burning oven! With a little help you get to bake your own pizza!
In just a few minutes your perfect Margharita Pizza is done. Just add a little Parmesan, and it’s magic! The pizza melts in your mouth.
Think about it. I’m not a very large person. We were on a food tour, eating all day long. Wait for it… I ate my entire pizza! I am not ashamed. It was heaven!
I absolutely loved this foodie experience at 1889 Pizza, and you can too. Classes are offered regularly, just check their website. I am dying to take my whole family, and enjoy it with the kids!
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