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Birthday Party by Bola Pizza February 4, 2011

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Wednesday was my mom’s birthday.  We pretended that with the inclement weather, it was just safer to lay low, so she didn’t expect anything.  At around 5:00, I showed up with my party wine glasses and a gorgeous cheese plate from Antonelli’s Cheese Shop, with  Barrie Cullinan’s delicious ciabatta.

 

Antonelli's Cheese Plate

 

This was the medium cheese plate, and everything on it was delicious.  I love the identification cards they send with the cheese plate, and the stickers identifying the type of cheese, sheep, goat, cow, or a combination.

 

Cheese card

 

I told mom we might have the neighbors over for a glass of wine, so we needed snacks.

Then the Bola Pizza Wood Fired Oven showed up and backed into the driveway.  Surprise!  And, they brought party hats.

 

Its not a party, without hats!

 

By this time, mom knew what was going on and the rest of the guests arrived.  Pizzas started coming in from the oven.

 

Pesto Pizza

 

I had also requested Ceasar Salad, and it was so delicious, everyone had seconds and thirds.   This was the best Ceasar Salad I’ve ever had.

 

Delicious Ceasar Salad

 

It isn’t a pizza party without the Godfather showing up, with smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions and Kocurek Hot Italian Sausage.

 

The Godfather

 

Once we were all stuffed, the neighbor’s kiddos got a pizza making lesson.

 

Pizza 101

 

No birthday party is complete without a Birthday Cake.  I had procrastinated ordering a cake, having been under the weather early in the week.  I lucked out, that despite the rolling blackouts, Sweetish Hill was able to stay open and had the cake I wanted.

 

Black and White Cake

They will always write Happy Birthday or whatever you want on any cake in their case.  And their cakes are delicious.  The Black and White is chocolate layer cake with cream cheese frosting.

 

With Bola Pizza, Antonelli’s Cheese, and Sweetish Hill providing the food, it was the perfect birthday celebration.

 

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