By Brandon Enroth
Sonny’s Italian Kitchen recently received a cooking certification that makes their restaurant only one of three other restaurants throughout the nation that can make the famous Montanara Pizza. The other two locations are in New York City. Owner Jason Estes and General Manager Jim Finney met with DoorCountyDailyNews’s Nick Freimuth on Wednesday to talk about how Sonny’s became certified to make this unique pizza.
Sonny’s offers the Montanara pizza as a 12’ pie and is recommended to be shared amongst couples. Finney walked through the list of ingredients with Freimuth that included perhaps one of the most important parts of the recipe: freshly ground tomato sauce which is made from tomatoes of the San Marzano region of Italy. Estes says that these tomatoes are perfect for the Montanara because they are sweeter than American-grown tomatoes due to the fact that they are planted in different soils. The pizza is cooked for only 90 seconds at over 600 degrees Fahrenheit within an oak wood oven that Sonny’s uses for all of their pizzas to get their delicious flavor.
To see a behind the scenes look of how the staff at Sonny’s makes the Montanara pizza, please follow the link to the YouTube video below: