Tanaya’s Table – Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza
Squash blossoms and ricotta on sourdough, please.
Have you ever tried sourdough? You probably have, right? How about pizza with a sourdough crust? If that sounds intriguing to you, you can get your fix at Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza in Culver City.
The hip new eatery, which recently opened in downtown Culver City, is a laid-back space with great service and awesomely unique food. Urban accents such as brightly colored graffiti art on the wall liven up the industrial decor of the casual chic restaurant. The decor combination is as unique as some of its menu items, as Wildcraft is known for its Neapolitan pizzas. The pizzeria even has 16 beers on tap to wash down those pies.
Speaking of pies, Wildcraft has plenty of unique offerings including the “Burrata Pie,” which is composed of squash blossom, fried rosemary, shaved pistachio, orange oil and burrata, a fresh mozzarella cheese filled with cream. This all makes for a heavenly combination, as the creamy burrata and fragrant rosemary mingle with the citrus and the crunch of the shaved pistachio. All of this sits atop the soft, chewy and slightly crispy sourdough crust, which is filled with air pockets. The tangy sourdough complements the sweetness of the burrata. Combined with the aromatic power of fried herbs, these indulgent and uniquely complementary ingredients make the Burrata Pie one of my favorites on the menu.
If squash blossoms don’t float your boat, you can try other adventurous pies such as the “Clam & Pork,” or the “Carbonara,” which has pork belly and a cracked soft egg. For pizza-lovers who are feeling less avant garde, you can always stick to more classic flavors like “The O.G.,” which consists of tomato, mozzarella, garlic and basil. You really can’t go wrong!
Wildcraft Pizza also offers appetizers such as tuna crudo (an Italian-style sashimi) and arancini (fried balls of risotto served with smoked mozzarella and marinara), as well as desserts, such as salted caramel budino, a rich Italian pudding and “sour dough nuts,” a sourdough-twist on traditional doughnuts dusted with cinnamon and served with a mixed berry sauce. A satisfying meal, from start to finish!
For more information on Wildcraft Sourdough Pizza, you can check them out at wildcraftpizza.com.
What are your thoughts on squash blossoms and sourdough crusts? Stay tuned for another foodie find next Tuesday, right here at Tanaya’s Table. Feel free to tweet me at @TanayaG!