Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Los Angeles Pizza Company Buenos Aires

Today's random meal is a departure from the typical pizza fare. We have for today the Buenos Aires pizza. The very first thing you may notice from the pizza is that it is green. Yes, that is the actual color of the pizza and not a weird auto white balance issue. The best way to describe it would be to compare it to the green color of pesto. The Chimichurri sauce is used as the base of the pizza. It is an earthly green shade and is normally a meat marinade. The Chimichurri sauce is used as an alternate for tomato sauce. This one culinary decision entirely changes the pizza taste and texture. The cheese on the pizza is now more solid as it melts into the pizza dough with only the thin layer of Chimichurri sauce between the cheese and the dough. The slices of pizza feel denser than a typical pizza slice. The Chimichurri sauce infuses with the cheese and pizza dough to become one. This creates a sharp salty fusion. The exclusion one conventional ingredient, the tomato sauce, completely transforms the complexity of the pizza but also creates a wonderful aroma. The pizza is completed when it is topped with a delicious Argentinean sausage, mushrooms and some fresh basil.
Found at Los Angeles Pizza Company in Los Angeles, CA.

(Nikon D700, 50mm, f4.0, 1/80, iso 5000)

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