Wow. Last night's Gothamist-Slice Pizza Party was awesome. For those of you that came out last night, we hope you had as much fun that we did. A big thank you to Fornino, Michael Ayoub and his wonderful staff that helped make the night so fun (and tasty). At the end of the night, Ayoub told Gothamist and Adam from Slice that they made over 200 pies, running through almost all the dough they had. In addition to the great pizza, there was a mozzarella demonstration, with some delicious samples, and a nice spumoni desert which was a perfect finish to the night.
Gothamist's favorite pizza of the night was the tartufo - a pie with black winter truffles, fontina and olive oil. The truffles, which only arrived at Fornino late last week, were delicious. Before the party started last night, Ayoub brought a bowl of truffles up to us and told us that it was worth $600.
Again, we can't thank Michael Ayoub and everyone at Fornino enough for last night's great event. Also, thank you Adam for all your hard work to help organize the event as well. Finally, thanks to everyone who came out. With the resounding success of this event, we hope to have another food event in the future.
Reports on the night are already rolling in: on Slice, Tien's site, and Sound Bites. Also, check out Youngna's set on flickr as well as the "Gothamist-Slice Pizza Party" tag on flickr.
Photos by Tien Mao