R originally recommended Rotten City to us quite awhile ago, and we’ve had two pizzas from them previously. One I loved, the other I was not crazy about. We decided to try a new one tonight – pizza with a “hand crafted salumi” that changes daily. Today it was soppressata, and D thought we should go for it. I found it perfectly good, but not a pizza I would lie awake craving.
The pizza has a tomato sauce base, but a subtle one, not an “in your face” sauce that many places use. RC’s “cheese blend” contains mozzarella, provolone, and parmaggiano, and I think the provolone constitutes the distinctive “RC” taste that is consistent among these pizzas. Unfortunately, I think it’s also probably the taste I’m not as crazy about. The pizza was topped with generous amounts of soppressata, with small bits of red onion scattered about. We ate about 3/4 of it (no doubt a mistake) and saved 2 pieces for lunch tomorrow. Of the three pizzas so far, the crust on this one unfortunately ranks third for enjoyment. Of course, that is an elite group to rank against 🙂 It’s (from the Yelp) New York style thin crust – the kind Jon Stewart shows you how to fold and eat like a proper New Yorker. The edge crust – again, fine but nothing extraordinary.
D chose a Bordeaux that we think was probably from Trader Joe’s. It’s a Bordeaux Superieur called Chateau Haut-Sorillon (2010), and cost only $7.99. It had a very inviting taste, and went really well with the pizza – a winning combination.