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.
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.
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.
By this time, mom knew what was going on and the rest of the guests arrived. Pizzas started coming in from the oven.
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.
It isn’t a pizza party without the Godfather showing up, with smoked mozzarella, caramelized onions and Kocurek Hot Italian Sausage.
Once we were all stuffed, the neighbor’s kiddos got a pizza making lesson.
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.
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.