Thursday, February 19, 2015

Pizza At The Plumb and Bobber Searsmont

It was cold, no not cold but frigid..a perfect evening for it...

We took advantage of the gracious invite by Deb and Mike to join them for a pizza party at their home in Searsmont village.  Not just any old regular pizza party mind you but this party would have pizza baked in their vintage brick oven located in their basement room, named The Plumb and Bobber .

They discovered the walled in oven during one of their many renovations of their old village homestead. And with painstaking attention to detail, have been adding thoughtful touches to the decor and functionality of this wonderful spot.

Having started the fire earlier in the afternoon..the oven was at a toasty 900 plus degree temperature, nearly attaining critical mass.

 So letting the flames die down to a beautiful bed of coals  we had time to enjoy our appetizer of mussels with smoked butter and garlic.

At this temperature and under Mike's watchful eye it wasn't long before they were on the table.


 After our shellfish it was time to choose the toppings and spices for our pies.
And there were many choices to be had with a well stocked and well thought out pantry.



 Deb was soon putting the finishing touches on what just happens to be my favorite pizza,  green pepper, onion and pepperoni,  which she elegantly prepared on a white marble counter top..


 And this was just the beginning, as one by one the pies were shuffled into the oven for a quick, ( I'll call it flash)  baking.


And in very short order, onto the table..

A perfect, apple wood fired, brick oven pizza..
Now that's what I'm talking about!

Thank you Deb and Mike..it was totally awesome!
 




10 comments:

  1. Nice series and the pizza looks good too

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    1. Thanks John..a great time and super pizza..

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  2. Mike, I'm going to have to stop and enjoy a pie at that wonderful restaurant. I couldn't help notice the can tomatoes in the pantry. They look to be San Marzano.
    Thanks for the tour, a piece of pizza would be nice too.

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    1. You know what Alan..you make your way up here and we'll do pizza and then fly fish for trout in the stream bordering their property..You can give me a lesson!

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  3. I am so into an atmosphere like this, with the dated look and all the rustic surroundings. I am just curious what does the outside of the house look like. If it is anything like the inside, then it has to be special. Pizza prepared with the brick oven touch has got to at the top of list when it comes to pizza taste. I can only imagine. Really enjoyed this post.

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    1. Me too Bill..a perfect setting..only if we had a wooden barrel of grog and a couple of muskets we could imagine ourselves back in The Revolutionary days Its a great spot and we always enjoy ourselves when we get the invite..It was built in the early 1800's and probably was a farmhouse..over the span of time there have been additions of course but you can still see the old house..I'll post a picture of it come spring..and as a added bonus? it has river frontage on one side with brown trout and a stream on another with brook trout. both of which I visit come fishing season..pretty special place..thanks for your nice comment..

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  4. Looks mighty cozy to me. I'll pass on the mussels. The pizza I'll take anytime.

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    1. The smoked butter made them..of course most everything tastes good with butter..pizza is one of my go to's..thanks Les

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