‘Simplicity is the ultimate
sophistication’ said Leonardo da Vinci, long before the ‘less is more’ mantra
of today became so over used, and he was so right. In simplicity we can find a
less cluttered space for all our senses to embrace. And so it is when is comes
to food, keeping it simple and the ingredients to a minimum can result in a
perfect and glorious symphony of taste sensations. While some love their pizzas
Super Supreme or with the lot and that’s perfectly okay, others have discovered
the simpler and classic combinations such as Tomato, Basil and Garlic… the
perfect ingredients in harmony for the much loved Marinara pizza.
Way back in 1735, five
years after King George II ascended the British throne and about 50 years before
the first settlers arrived in Sydney, Australia, the simple Marinara pizza was
born in Naples. This is a traditional Neapolitan pizza that is made with
sourdough, tomatoes, basil, garlic, oregano and olive oil.
‘Necessity is the mother of
Invention’ said Plato and so it was historically for the Marinara, a pizza born
from necessity. The Marinara was known to have been created for the local
sailors and fishermen and was also made on-board
their ships due to the ingredients being easily preserved. Today the flavours
have not changed, at least not if traditional recipes are adhered to.
So you want to try the best in Italy? The
best is debatable… especially in Italy. However an exceptional Marinara can be
found at what is widely believed to be the world’s oldest pizzeria – L’Antica
Pizzeria Port’Alba. Located in Naples, Italy, the restaurant has been open
since 1830; almost a century after the simple Marinara pizza was born. Since its opening, the restaurant’s wood-fired ovens have
been lined with lava rocks from nearby Mount Vesuvius. As it was then and as it
is now, wood-fired pizza just tastes better and most Italians would not have it
any other way.
In Pattaya, Sergio’s Pizza
Factory serves an authentic Marinara pizza… as authentic as one could probably find
locally. Crafting traditional sourdough with Italian tomatoes, fresh Italian basil,
oregano, garlic, extra virgin olive oil and baking in Sergio’s traditional domed
wood-fired ovens, creates a Marinara pizza as authentic as Mama Mia is Italian.
Do yourself a favour and discover why Pizza
lovers’ love Sergio’s.
Sergio’s Pizza Factory
Avenue Pattaya, Second Rd.,
Ph.: 038 723 928 or 063