OK, so I actually got this email on Thursday, so I guess our friend here made it to Delancey last Wednesday, but who's counting? A few days doesn't change the sentiment. For those of you who don't know, Delancey is the Seattle pizzeria newly opened by Brandon Pettit, husband of überpopular food blogger Molly Wizenberg (Orangette). Needless to say, its arrival, beautifully documented on Wizenberg's site, has been highly anticipated by food bloggers and food-blog readers. Here's some intel for you. --The Mgmt.
I got to Delancey last night to try out Brandon and Molly's new restaurant. The pizza was amazing. I wish I had gone with more people so I could have tried more kinds. I tried the Brooklyn (an ode to Di Fara) and the Crimini.
I know Brendan took many trips to pizza places far and wide before developing his recipes. The crust was really perfect chewy and and wonderful! No sagging and a nice looking upskirt. The crimini pizza was a white pizza with shaved mushrooms and mozzerella. The Brooklyn was a combination of mozzarella, aged mozzarella, grana padano, tomato sauce, and snipped basil. Really tasty. We started with a fresh, nicely dressed arugula salad with signature radishes (anyone who has read A Homemade Life (Molly's novel) knows that Brendan and Molly love them) and finished with Molly's amazing bittersweet chocolate chip cookie with gray sea salt.
If you make it to Seattle, it is a bit of a trek (I was taking a red eye back to New York so I took a bus from Downtown Seattle to Ballard and then got back to the airport by taking two buses) but well worth it. It has only been open a week, and I had to wait 40 minutes to get a table.