Mom’s Birthday Part Two: Orso Pizzeria

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Orso Pizzeria

 

Because my mom was celebrating her birthday in Antwerp, of course we wanted to go out for dinner. I feel like over the years my parents have really gotten to know Antwerp the city, but not really Antwerp the province, which comprises of many smaller cities. For the birthday dinner we decided on Orso Pizzeria in Berchem. Berchem is most famous for its art nouveau style architecture. On our way to dinner we were able to look at all of the beautiful houses!

In addition to pizza, Orso Pizzeria serves their own family wine which is spontaneously fermented. Koen and I recently tasted spontaneously fermented wines for the first time while we were in Copenhagen, when we went to Manfred’s for my birthday dinner. We were looking forward to try a few more. There are 3 different options – an aperitif, a white, and a red. We tried them all!

 

Olives to start

Olives to start

 

First family wine: Leoni Dorato

First family wine: Leoni Dorato

 

It can be difficult to get a clear photo without the flash!

It can be difficult to get a clear photo without the flash!

 

Pouring my aperitief

Pouring my aperitief

 

Mom and Dad

Mom and Dad

 

Cheers!

Cheers!

 

Salami starter

Salami starter

 

My handsome view!

My handsome view!

 

Mom and I both ordered the Bufalina pizza: tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, and basil

Mom and I both ordered the Bufalina pizza: tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, and basil

 

Koen's Napoli pizza: tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, and Taggiasca olives

Koen’s Napoli pizza: tomato sauce, mozzarella, anchovies, capers, and Taggiasca olives

 

Dad's Orso pizza: tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, Italian smoked ham, rucola, basil, and parmesan

Dad’s Orso pizza: tomato sauce, buffalo mozzarella, cherry tomatoes, Italian smoked ham, rucola, basil, and parmesan

 

Dad with his Orso pizza

Dad with his Orso pizza

 

Leoni Bianci and Leoni Rosso family wines to accompany our pizzas!

Leoni Bianci and Leoni Rosso family wines to accompany our pizzas!

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