30,000 visitors, 30 stands devoted to the specialties of the world's best pizza makers - 8 of which Neapolitans, and the opportunity to compare the experiences of the world's greatest pizza schools: this is the New York Pizza Festival, the great pizza bridge between Naples and the Big Apple that Mulino Caputo helped to build in the heart of Little Italy on October 5 and 6. After the successes of the Napoli Pizza Village, did the star-spangled pizza festival succeeded to equal its Neapolitan twin and its great successes? Let's discover it together!
STG pizza, contemporary pizza, fried pizza and all the American pizza styles (from the New York style with its thousand toppings to the Chicago pie-pizza): the New York Pizza Festival fully lived up to expectations this year too.
A magnificent look at the current state of the play on the world's most eaten dish in all its nuances: if you want to follow a comparative lesson about pizza, the New York Pizza Festival is the school for you!
Eight were the big names famous abroad too representing the Neapolitan tradition: Teresa Iorio, the Lady of the fried pizza; Gino Sorbillo, the artist of the Neapolitan Pizza in the world; Ciro Oliva, the young promise of the combinations Made in Naples; Salvatore Salvo, the researcher of the dough; Vincenzo Capuano, the social face of contemporary pizza; Davide Civitiello, the world ambassador of the Neapolitan warmth; and Fabio Cristiano and Ciro Manfredi.
But what are the ingredients that unite the Neapolitan pizza and the New York pizza?
Passion, the search for the perfect dough, the care in choosing the ingredients starting precisely from flours and then the smile that must never be missing on the face of those who work with conviviality!
And it is perhaps exactly this mix of grandeur between excellence and emotion that, after a taste of contemporary pizza prepared by Vincenzo Capuano, prompted Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York, to say: "It's incredible - it's incredible: it's not possible!"
So how do you measure the success of an event like the NY Pizza Festival?
Beyond the pizzas tasted, the number of visitors and the takings, the real success of the twinning between the Napoli Pizza Village and the New York Pizza Festival is in having built two beacons that illuminate with different but equally powerful lights the Revolution of the pizza world: Naples and New York!