Herma’s News – Vintage Pizza Pie Company coming to Herma’s!
Ideas are like pizza dough, made to be tossed around. – Anna Quindlen
We have reason to be excited about this particular weekend , not only because of the fun we expect to have this Father’s Day, but also because Isabella and Richard, owners of the Vintage Pizza Pie Company, will be here on Saturday with their wood-fired oven.
Vintage Pizza Pie Co. visits our Courtyard
Saturday, June 17th from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Isabella and Richard will be in our courtyard with their 1938 Chevy Maple Leaf Truck and wood-fired oven.
For one day only, you may purchase the Vintage Pizza Pie’s pizza, hot, directly from their wood-fired oven! Mmm…delizioso.
Tastings of the Vintage Pizza Pie Co.’s pizza will be provided within the store!
Pizzas are also available from our freezers and may be heated in just 5 minutes.
Find Prosciutto Honey Truffle, Mushroom Parmesan & Quattro Pesto at Herma’s.
About Vintage Pizza Pie Co….
Isabella and Richard have learned from the best chefs in Ontario as to how to create delicious Neapolitan-style, thin crust pizza. They take great pride in the quality of their pizza and they also take great pride in the community as they support local farmers.
They prepare Neapolitan pizza the old fashioned way, as it would have been done centuries ago. The dough is as it should be, consisting of only four ingredients: water, flour, salt, and yeast.
“Our pizzas are baked in a 3000 pound Le Panyol Camelot oven which burns exclusively apple wood, lilac wood, hard maple & oak to reach and maintain temperatures in excess of 900 degrees F. At such high temperatures, liquid water in the dough vaporizes instantly, expanding within tiny bubbles already formed by the yeast to create a puffed and delicate outer rim. The raised crust is typical of the Neapolitan-style ~ a flame-kissed delicate dough.” – Vintage Pizza Pie Co.
Father’s Day – Sunday, June 18th
Herma’s Gift Suggestion…
“What better way to spoil your father, husband, or friend than by preparing a beautiful munchy tray of DOP Prosciutto from Italy, Dry Cured Ham from Spain, and salami from our selection within the store. Of course don’t forget to add some lovely cheeses as well.
Harry’s wooden cheese boards would be a wonderful platform to offer up this lovely treat. Your Dad or husband will certainly enjoy this festive occasion with a beautiful stein for drinking beer. Or if whiskey is his favorite, he might enjoy sipping from our Peugeot Whiskey Tasting Set.
However you want to celebrate, we hope your Father’s Day is something special and, more importantly, that your father feels special.”
Best wishes, Herma Ender
“Spiegelau’s Six Pack of Beer Glasses given with a six-pack of beer would be totally fun. Give your Dad this and watch a Blue Jay’s game together. What could be nicer?” – Taco
Other glassware of mention…Now that summer is upon us be sure to stock up on our Govino glasses that are now available for beer, wine, and prosecco. They are shatterproof, dishwasher-safe, and made of an ultra-thin, flexible, BPA free polymer that looks like crystal.
Another Father’s Day gift suggestion?
To earn your man extra cuddles, make sure that he is smelling beautiful by purchasing him men’s cosmetics. We carry a number of soaps, toiletries and candles that are made just for men. Gordon has also beautifully pre-wrapped Mistral soaps for a quick and convenient gift-buy.
NEW at Herma’s is Brompton & Langley for men which includes exfoliating scrubs, hair and body cleanser, post shave lotion, shaving cream, moustache and beard oil, and hydrating lotion.
Village Kitchen Weekly Special – Starting Thursday
25% off Flourless Shepherd’s Pie (990 grams, WAS $18.50 NOW $13.90) and Cream of Carrot Soup (900 ml, WAS $8.95 NOW $6.75)
This is a big weekend for us as we believe customers will want to add some lovely parmigiana to their pizzas this Saturday. Believe me, there is nothing like fresh parmesan grated over your Italian meal or salad. Of special mention is DOP Caseificio Genngri Riserva which is an authentic Italian Parma Reggiano aged 18 months.
We also expect lots of customers will want to celebrate Father’s Day outdoors with their family and friends, and as you know, a well stocked cheeseboard is the best way to have fun. Below are some wonderful cheeses we will feature this weekend…
La Fromagerie Alexis de Portneuf from Quebec
This cow’s milk, triple-cream has a rich, buttery flavour and luxurious texture that melts in your mouth. It has a long savoury finish with a hint of mushroom and has won many awards including 2014/2015 World Cheese Award. Pair with a nice red wine.
Mariposa Dairy from Lindsay, Ontario
“Lindsay Bandaged Cheddar has won multiple awards! It is hand-crafted in small batches using premium goat’s milk and is made in the old world way by wrapping the cheddar wheel with cheesecloth which helps to age and preserve the flavor. Each wheel is placed on a pine board in our humidity controlled aging room and turned each week to assure even aging. Aging the cheese in this way yields an earthy, nutty, and slightly crumbly cheese. It has the sought after crystallization of a well-aged cheddar and will be the focal point of your cheese board!” – Mariposa Dairy
We hope you will be able to join us this Saturday to enjoy some really wonderful pizza and that you are able to have a great Father’s Day on Sunday. We look forward to your visit.
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