The Rolls Royce of wood-fired pizza ovens, Mugnaini Pizza Ovens, has recently relocated to Healdsburg.
In case you haven’t seen one in some of the tip-top kitchens around the county (both commercial and residential), the thing about these ovens is that these brick ovens are specifically made to heat up quickly (room temp to 1,000 degrees in under an hour), provide convection heating via its dome and generally make perfect Neopolitan-style pizzas, long with other wood-fired dishes in the tradition of our ancestors.
The new 15,000 square-food Mugnaini building is a combination pizza oven showroom, cooking school, retail store and production facility. And here’s where it gets really cool (if you have some serious dough): Three day Wine Country Culinary Getaways are held at owner Andrea Mugnaini’s nearby vineyard property.
That’s three days of serious oven training to make bread, fish, meats, veggies and of course pizzas. There’s also a week-long cooking school in Tuscany. Sigh.
Mugnaini, 1531 Grove St., Healdsburg, (707) 416-4106.