Thursday, October 13, 2011


Photo by renee b. photography.
For our "Dining Out" column in the October issue of OffBeat Magazine, we take a closer at Ancora,  Adolfo Garcia's newest restaurant which pays homage to Neopolitan pies. The team behind Ancora includes Jeff Talbot, the overlord of the oven whom you may remember from a previous interview, and Kris Doll, the sultan of salumi who flies under the radar but deserves much praise.

It's tough to decide which we like more about Ancora - the smoky, wood-fired pies which Jeff pulls from the oven or Kris's cured meats which are rustically presented on the cutting board. The simple solution is to combine the two, which Ancora's "Pizza of the Day" often does. One unforgettable version was composed of a creamy marscarpone base, light tomato sauce, leafy arugula, and speck that would make nolawineguy abandon veganism.

But all of this artisan craftsmanship comes at a price that can creep up on those who tend to go overboard with their orders and enjoy a nice bottle of wine with their meals (which we often do), so make sure to bring either your wallet or your self control.

Ancora - Birdie
4508 Freret Street
(504) 324-1636
Mon-Sat 5:30pm - 10pm

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Don't forget the delicious mostarda that I really want to try at home! The salumi is fab, the pizza great and prices too high!!!