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You asked. Hungry Pop listened.
After thirty sold-out ‘Make Pizza Drink Wine’ events in the Financial District over the last six months, the hottest interactive food experience in New York City is now also going down at Fornino in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
For two hours, you’ll leave your inhibitions at the door and become a downright integral part of this culinary adventure. That’s right, if you’re totally over sitting down at another neighborhood pizza joint and simply stuffing your face (and tummy!) into a carb-induced food coma, listen up-- because this is not just another cooking class; it's way more than that. This is an artisanal food experience in an abundantly social setting, unlike anything you’ve ever seen or heard about before.
Starting on Wednesday evenings in May, the hottest interactive food experience in New York City is now also going down at Fornino in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
So how about rolling up your sleeves and learning how to make a Neapolitan pie from scratch-- however your lil’ heart desires-- and then devouring your very own creation after it's tossed in the oven?! All the while, you sip on delicious house red and white wines and get served amazing specialty appetizers like focaccia bread drizzled with honey and a side of homemade ricotta cheese. Oh, and to top it all off, what better way to finish off the night than with a mini-tiramisu dessert? (We know. We had you at dessert. SAME.)
*Please note: If your group is 10 people or more (birthday parties & corporate/team-building events are welcome!), please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss setting up a private event.*
Want to feel extra good about enjoying your time out making pizza and drinking wine? Hungry Pop has proudly partnered with Slice Out Hunger, which supports local hunger relief organizations through the American pizza community, and donate 5% from all ticket sales to their efforts. Sweet!
Wednesdays in May, 6 PM to 8 PM; Purchase Tickets HERE
Located in the historic neighborhood of Greenpoint, Fornino is everything a neighborhood pizza joint is supposed to be: charming, cozy, and inviting. Fun fact: Its owner, chef, and restaurateur Michael Ayoub has been credited as starting the New York City artisanal pizza craze in 2004 with the launch of Fornino, considered his life’s work. (NBD, you know?)
“I never wanted this place to be about me; I wanted to create a brand,” said Ayoub, once an accomplished glass blower, over lunch. Well, that’s exactly what he’s done on the ground level of this quintessential fire escape-facaded building on Manhattan Avenue in Brooklyn.
Fornino's owner, chef, and restaurateur Michael Ayoub has been credited as starting the New York City artisanal pizza craze in 2004 with the launch of this Brooklyn-based brand, considered his life’s work.
The minute you walk in, your eyes will gravitate towards the enormous wood-fired oven smack dab in the center of this super authentic, intimate atmosphere-- and you’ll feel the heat, too. But there’s something that screams home about it all. And that’s what you’ll love most-- plus it doesn’t hurt when you have Chef Ayoub at the helm of this two-hour rendition of Make Pizza Drink Wine, teaching attendees exactly how he does what he does so well: neo-Neapolitan pies.
Before getting schooled by Ayoub’s masterful culinary skills and creative talents, you’ll get to enjoy shared appetizers of Italian chickpeas with house-made focaccia bread and wood-fired crostini topped with ricotta and honey. Then, you’ll get to choose between making your very own traditional margherita (topped with tomato, mozzarella, basil, olive oil, parmesan), Calabrese (tomato, mozzarella, sopressata piccante, parmesan), or funghi misti (mozzarella, caciocavallo, mixed mushroom, white truffle oil) pies.
Finally, last but definitely not least, a self-serving of homemade tiramisu sends everyone home happy-- and just lil’ bit tipsy (the latter, of course, is compliments of the bottomless red and white wine served throughout the two-hour experience). Getting hungry yet?! Grab your tickets here!