Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Veloce to Host Breakfast Pizza Pop-Up with Compass Coffee

From our friends at Pizzeria Paradiso...

Forthcoming Quick Service Pizza Restaurant to Preview Breakfast Menu on April 11

WHAT:  Veloce, a quick service pizza restaurant opening this spring from the founder and chef of Pizzeria Paradiso, Ruth Gresser, will host a breakfast pizza pop-up with local coffee roasters, Compass Coffee. When the downtown location opens, Veloce will exclusively serve Compass Coffee alongside their selection of breakfast pizzas. The pop-up will be hosted on the patio of Pizzeria Paradiso’s Dupont Circle location and the Compass team will have portable espresso and drip coffee machines. Each breakfast item will include an espresso drink or drip coffee from Compass Coffee, and the food line-up will feature:

•  The Pig: Scrambled Eggs, Applewood Smoked Bacon, Roasted Mushrooms, Red Onions, Italian Cheeses (Pecorino, Fontina, Parmesan)

•  The Flag: Scrambled Eggs, Mozzarella, Italian Cheeses, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

Breakfast Calzone:
•  The Harvest: Whole Wheat Crust, Scrambled Eggs, Spicy Garlic Pesto, Spinach, Roasted Mushrooms, Red Onions, Roasted Cherry Tomatoes

•  The Sammy: Smoked Salmon, Herbed Mascarpone, Capers, Red Onions, Cherry Tomatoes. (Note: served cold.)

All menu items will be $5 including an espresso or drip coffee and can be paid for with cash or credit card.

Marra Forni, a local company specializing in building Neapolitan style pizza ovens, custom made Veloce’s 6,000-pound oven. A smaller, mobile oven from Marra Forni will cook the pizzas from the 7th Street sidewalk.

WHEN:  Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 9 AM to noon OR while supplies last. Follow on Twitter at @eatatveloce for real time updates on availability.

WHERE:  Pizzeria Paradiso is located at 2003 P Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037

WHY:  Washingtonians and pizza lovers will have a chance to try Veloce’s breakfast specials in advance of the restaurant’s opening this spring.