One of the best restaurants in Central Texas have welcomed new member to the family. The owners of Apis Restaurant & Apiary (#3 in the recent Austin360 Dining Guide) open Pizzeria Sorellina tonight at its campus in Spicewood (23526 Texas 71 W).
The pizzeria is located in a building resembling a Hill Country cathedral across the parking lot from Apis. The casual restaurant serves traditional Italian pizza, salads, small plates, and housemade salumi (eg nostrano, lonza and coppa), along with beer and wine.
True to Apis’ scratch-cooking ethos, Sorellina, under the guidance of Apis opening chef de cuisine Adam Brick, is milling its own grains, shaping and stretching its own cheese and aging and curing their own means, like wild boar salumi.
Flour nerds out there will be interested to know that the sourdough crust utilizes a 10-year old starter culture and a mixture of house-milled tam 105, fuller, and turkey red wheat flours. Brick and Apis owner and executive chef Taylor Hall plan to plant their own wheat in the spring. The fields will also be used for grazing by pigs, cows and wild hogs, allowing the restaurants to develop their own “fully vertically integrated, self-sufficient rotational grown and grazed crops and livestock,” according to the restaurant owners.
Pizzeria Sorellina is open Wednesday and Thursday from 5 to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 8 p.m. (pizzeriasorellina.com)