Famed Pizzaiolo and Restauranter Roberto Caporuscio, currently the U.S. President of the Associazione Pizzaiuoli Napoletani (APN) the Italian governing body that teaches the art of Neapolitan pizza making, held a series of cooking demonstrations for the kitchen staff at Ca’ Momi Napa Valley last week during his special four‐day visit to Napa Valley.
Caporuscio and Ca’ Momi share a commonality aside from their Italian roots: A dedication to the preservation and celebration of truly authentic recipes.
“Our recipes and cooking techniques have been passed down through many generations,” explained Dario De Conti, Pizzaiolo and co-owner of Ca’ Momi. “To keep those flavors alive,we as chefs have a responsibility to be generous with each other. Both Roberto and I understand that, and honor that.”
Caporuscio established three successful pizzerias until ultimately settling in New York City in 2009, where he opened Kesté Pizza and Vino on Bleecker Street, followed by Don Antonio by Starita. Rated “#1 Pizza in New York” by New York Magazine, and “Best Pizza” in the State of New York by Food Network Magazine, his restaurant, Don Antonio, was also named in the top 25 “Best Pizza Places in the US” by Food & Wine Magazine.
Ca’ Momi is a full-service Italian restaurant that uses fresh, local, organic and Italian ingredients to create authentic Italian cuisine. Located inside the bustling Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa, CA,Ca’ Momi is VPN (Verace Pizza Napoletana), Ospitalità Italiana certified, and, most recently, a California Green Certified Business. The restaurant offers organic and authentic Italian cuisine, including wood-fired pizza and desserts, and a full selection of Ca’ Momi wines, in addition to artisanal Italian selections.