Archive for February, 2012

Feb 29, 2012

Cauliflower Salad at Pizzeria 712

One of my favorite things about eating at Pizzeria 712 or Communal is how inventive the chefs are with the simple salad.  The creative use of ingredients always surprises me.  The chefs make these beautiful and delicious combinations with so few ingredients.  One of my new favorites is the cauliflower salad at Pizzeria 712.  Who would have thought to add roasted cauliflower to a salad?  Not  me, but I found it a perfect addition to the simple, crisp greens, and a great starter to the meal.


~ words and photos by Alyssa Vincent

Let things taste of what they are.”
― Alice WatersThe Art of Simple Food: Notes and Recipes from a Delicious Revolution

Feb 27, 2012

A Cancellation!

Taylor Mason has cancelled this evening’s Instructional Dinner.  We’ll look forward to the next class on Monday, March 12.  CHEERS!

Feb 25, 2012

Grab Your Spot Today!

Taylor has just a few spots left for his second Heirloom Instructional Dinner this month.  These events have been so enjoyable for all involved and fill up quickly, prompting this second run opportunity.  February’s first cooking class (2/13) was full shortly after our January event, so be sure to call us soon to reserve your seat for the second run of this relaxing, enjoyable and informative evening with Pizzeria 712’s Taylor Mason.

Instructional dinner at Communal (102 N University Avenue, Provo)

Monday, February 27
6 – 9 pm
Call Pizzeria 712 (801-623-6712) to reserve your spot!

~ photos by Alyssa Vincent

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Feb 23, 2012

Heirloom Is Hiring!

Are you the next talented and committed culinary enthusiast to join our growing Heirloom Restaurant Group team?

Heirloom Restaurant Group is currently looking to fill two positions.

Night Line Cook, Communal

At Communal, executive chef, Justin Soelberg, is searching for a night line cook to join his team.  If you enjoy preparing beautiful food, helping others, smiling and being organized, then this is the chance for you.  Pay is dependent on experience.  Interested in learning more about the position at Communal?  Send your resume to:

Kitchen Staff, Mountain West Burrito

For Mountain West Burrito, we are looking for a bilingual (spanish/english speaking) individual to work 5 evenings per week (shift from 2-9) preforming food prep and cleaning work.  For more information, send your resume to:



Feb 21, 2012

Something To Think About!

Who among us can think of a better egg salad than one featuring Clifford Farm eggs and house made tarragon, caper aioli?  Seriously, what could possibly be tastier?  Our egg salad sandwich is served on a sourdough bun baked fresh daily for us by our neighbor, Provo Bakery.  Stop in for lunch today!

tarragon & caper egg salad, sourdough / 8

~ photos by Christine Armbruster

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Feb 18, 2012

Love ~ the Communal Way!

We hope you had an enjoyable Valentine’s Day!  We thought we’d share a few highlights from the evening at Communal.  The vibe was a blend of the special event ambiance, the enjoyment of an evening with loved ones, as well as some extra love from the entire Communal crew.  Of course, the star of the evening was the food … rich and decadent as Cupid’s feast should be.

The menu:

  • first course: bianchetti white truffle risotto, parmesan straw
  • second course: frisee and butterleaf salad, poached egg, crispy potato rounds, hari cot vert, pancetta vinaigrette
  • third course: tarragon shrimp, beef tenderloin, cauliflower puree, bearnaise sauce, pancetta crisp
  • fourth course: Amano chocolate cake for two, candied kumpquats

You can a special dining experience is available to you any evening at Communal.  For now, please enjoy these photo memories of the night.  Reserve your table or give us a call at 801-373-8000.

~ words and photos by Alyssa Vincent

Feb 17, 2012

How Much Do You Love an Iceberg Wedge?

Perhaps as much as we do!  That would be a lot of love!  If you’ve never enjoyed a Communal wedge,  you’re in for a treat the next time you join us for lunch and order one of these fresh beauties!  Of course our wedge features our house smoked bacon which is a memorable experience on it’s own.  Add the mindful preparation distinctive of all Communal fare and you’re on your way to a fantastic Friday afternoon … any afternoon!

iceberg wedge, blue cheese dressing, bacon, crouton, tomato jam – full / 9 or half / 5

Communal Lunch is served:

Tuesday – Friday 11:30 – 2:30

Reserve your table or walk in.

~ photos by Christine Armbruster

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Feb 16, 2012

Slow Food Fast at Communal!

The Communal lunch menu features healthy, locally produced ingredients thoughtfully prepared over hours in our smoker and ovens. Freshly baked bread, slowly smoked bacon and whole roasted chicken are ready for quick assembly in our dining room kitchen.  The result is fresh lunch fast!  You’ll have plenty of time to enjoy slowly developed flavors during your midday break.

roasted chicken, avocado, pickled onions, herbed ricotta, bacon, toasted sourdough / 8

~ photos by Christine Armbruster

Written by:
Julie Dayley

Feb 13, 2012

Sun Dried Tomato Pesto Panini at Pizzeria 712

The Pizzeria has many amazing things for lunch besides incredible pizzas.  If you have not yet enjoyed a P712 panini, you’re missing out.  I suggest taking your loved one out for a surprise lunch rendezvous to launch your Valentine’s Day celebration early.  You can make it a dual purpose visit and pick up a Gift Certificate for a night out at Communal. Valentine’s Day or not, nothing says I love you more then enjoying exceptional food and each others company!

~ photos and words by Alyssa Vincent

Feb 11, 2012

You had me at “Let’s do Brunch.”

While Valentine’s Day isn’t until Tuesday, there is absolutely no reason you can’t show some affection to your loved ones by suggesting brunch at Communal today! They’ll love you for it.

Today’s chef voodoo includes:

  • “Huevos Benedict” featuring roasted red pepper Hollandaise for “sabor muy grande”
  • vanilla and ginger brûléed grapefruit
  • cinnamon roll french toast

Communal brunch features:

Saturday brunch: 9 am – 2 pm

Reservations are always a good idea.


Written by:
Julie Dayley