If it's Saturday, it must be Cauliflower
- psb Feb 3, 2007 06:34 PM
Hey, did anybody analyze the pizza today at Cheeseboard [Feb 3]?
I've never heard of anything like this:
Roasted Cauliflower with pepper/salt/olive oil,
Monte Alban cheej,
garlic olive oil.
Is that a keeper or a "never again"?
ObWeebSite for Pizza du jour:
The cauliflower doesn't bother me. I had one of their slices with roasted potato once, and it was great.
But thank god they finally made one without demon cilantro. 95% of the times I've been there, the pizza has had cilantro on it, which makes it, for me, inedible.
I like the roasted potato slices also. Note that a number of other places
do that as well, notably ESCAPE FROM NY's U-SAY-POTATO slice.
Do you mean the cilantro sprinkled on after cooking?
They often have enough turnover you might be able to wait a minute
or two to get a slice before posession by demon-clinatro.
Ah, good to know! I didn't realize they put it on after cooking -- every time I see "cilantro" listed as an ingredient (which, again, is pretty much every time), I hang my head, pout, and go off in search of something else for lunch without ever going inside.
Next time I'll try to snag a piece without. Thanks for the tip.
I've lived around the corner from the Cheeseboard for many years and on most weekdays I'll take a peek at the offering. Strangely enough, I've never had or seen a pie with cilantro. But I typically avoid that stretch on Saturdays around pizza time so I can't say if it's more common then.
I usually ask for extra parsley so I'll have to keep an eye out for a cilantro pie.
It's possible I made a mistake, but I am pretty sure "95%" of the offerings
dont have cilantro baked in. "Frequently" some greenery is sprinkled on
and usually it is parsley, but I havent paid much attention to whether it is
Of course their somewhat erratic web site potentially solves this "meditation in green":
cilantro is always used after baking otherwise it turns to brown mush. I live a few blocks from the Cheeseboard and frequent it often. I have only ever seen cilantro used on the summery pizza made with corn, zucchini and lime. I don't think it appears often on the wintery pizzas (however, if you're a cilantro hater, then I'd suggest looking at the menu online before you go as they will always list it when its used).
*LOVE* the potato/gruyere pizza... yum!
I've never had that particular pizza, but I recently roasted a cauliflower for the first time and it taught me a new appreciation for the vegetable.