Surf Club’s Executive Chef Ashness Offers Pizza-Making Classes on LIVE
Thursday, February 21, 2019
Newport’s Surf Club is serving more than just brick oven pizza -- on Wednesday, we joined GoLocal LIVE with Laura Afonso.
Newport’s recent addition to the restaurant scene has a prime location, according to Ashness. “We are located in the Perry mill building on the corner of Thames and Memorial Boulevard, and we are open all year round," said Ashness.
Surf Club is best known for its brick pizza oven, which cooks pizza at eight hundred degrees in one hundred and twenty seconds.
“We make our dough in house, and it takes us three days. We do a slow fermentation. We try to do things that are different from what you'd find around. We have a classic sauce and cheese pizza, as well as a spicy crab with sriracha and garlic oil.”
To celebrate their popular pizza, Ashness hosts pizza making classes on the third Monday of every month. “We show you how to make the dough, and then we have a competition for making the best pizza. We put out snacks and wine is included. The winner of the best pizza wins a gift card to come back” says Ashness, who recommends making a reservation for the classes as they usually sell out.
The pizza may be the star of the show, but Ashness looks for ways to be creative and bring new flavors to Newport’s dining scene.
On Wednesdays, Surf Club runs a Latin flare special, what Ashness says, “We call is Latina Noche, Latin-inspired specials for drinks and dishes. Every Wednesday we put out a special menu featuring Latin dishes, and we get to do something different and be creative because it is something we enjoy.”
Surf Club has entered Newport’s “Burger Bender," a month-long burger competition.
Ashness came up with a solid contender for the competition. “We are really excited about it. We started working on our entry in December. It is a Japanese spiced short rib chuck patty, wilted kale, roasted mushrooms, cheddar cheese, pico de gallo, and a miso ginger aioli. There are 30 restaurants participating, and there are some cool looking burgers involved.”
Visit Surf Club online and reserve your spot at the next pizza making class here.
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