Already this year, Australia's won big on the pizza front, with Philadelphia's Pizzeria Beddia popping up at Bondi Beach Public Bar and New York icon Di Fara hosting a stint in the kitchen at Melbourne's Harley & Rose. But just in case that wasn't enough to sate your lust for international pizza royalty, another big-name USA favourite is set to hit our shores next week.
Taking over Firedoor's acclaimed Surry Hills kitchen for a one-off Fire 'n' Slice pizza party on Sunday, December 9, is none other than Brooklyn institution Roberta's — a cult pizza destination that counts Beyonce, Jay Z and the Clintons among its many fans.
Roberta's Owner and Head Chef Carlo Mirarchi will be joining forces with the Firedoor crew for an all-day, no-reservations food fiesta, bringing along his 'mother' dough starter and putting the kitchen's woodfired oven through its paces.
A special menu of Neapolitan-style slices and grilled dishes will embrace the best of each venue, while the gelato experts at Messina will be dishing up an array of sweet treats for dessert.
Amping up the party vibes, there'll be exclusive cocktails crafted on Belvedere, big beats across the afternoon, and limited-edition merchandise up for grabs, including a t-shirt designed by tattoo artist JED.
Fire 'n' Slice is not taking reservations. Doors open at 1pm and close when the dough runs out. Prepare to line up.
Roberta's images: Eyal Yassky. Firedoor images: Nikki To.