Posts Tagged ‘menu feature’

Jun 26, 2014

A Day in the Life: Pizzeria 712 Cook


Prep Cook Arrives at 8am

This is when we begin preparing the many things we need for our guests to have a fresh and delicious meal.  First thing’s first, we throw together some pizza dough and press it. Then, we move on to preparing the pizza toppings, including tomato sauce, fresh herbs, veggies, cured meats and bacon.  Pulling our own fresh mozzarella around 10:30 every day is key, as we like to ensure that the cheese is never more than 24 hours old. We braise shortribs, make polenta, portion out meats and cheeses and marinate beets.  Dessert preparation may be our favorite part! We make chocolate pudding from a crème anglaise recipe with 2 lbs. of chocolate added. In one of our recent desserts, we highlighted amazing honeycomb from Slide Ridge Farms, served with fresh fruit – blueberries and apricots! We are now featuring peaches and cream and are looking forward to other desserts with seasonal summer fruits. We try to create simple recipes with extra care in order to let each ingredient shine.

Slide Ridge Honeycomb with Blueberries and Apricots

Lunch Service

Before lunch begins at 11:30, we set up our line so that we are clean, organized and stocked with everything we’ll need for each menu item. As lunch guests pour in, we carefully prepare salads, sandwiches and pizza so that they not only taste delicious, but are aesthetically pleasing. We love being in an open kitchen so that we can see all of the faces as they enjoy what we have created.

heirloom tomatoes with house-made pesto and burrata

Changing of the Guard

As lunch service starts to wind down, we close down our line and once again, go back to preparing the food for dinner service. Our dinnertime counterparts arrive and we all help to finalize and prepare everything we’ll need for that evening.

P712 Kitchen

Family Meal!

This is when we take whatever leftovers we have and experiment to see what fun dishes we can test out on the staff.  We like getting to be creative with limited ingredients, whether it’s making omelettes with leftover egg whites from the chocolate pudding or shortrib tacos with homemade salsa. Family meal is the time when we get to sit down with our fellow employees, share a few laughs, some delicious food and go over the events of the upcoming evening.

Bacon, Potato, Ricotta, Clifford Farm Egg; Romana, Tomato, Mozzarella, Chili & Capers

Dinner Service

The guests come rolling back in at 5 o’clock, but we have been prepping all day and are ready to go! We have the oven fired up and a couple of cooks switching off between topping and throwing, and turning and pulling the pizzas. One sets up appetizers, one gets salads and desserts. We throw on some finishing touches and send them out for our guests to enjoy. The energy in the restaurant around this time is infectious and we love feeling the good vibes while we work. Guests will come talk to us and we get to interact with them and (humbly, of course) accept their praise. Just another perk of working in an open kitchen!

Slide Ridge Honeycomb

Closing Time

As the restaurant slowly empties, we reflect on our evening while cleaning up. What went well? Did anything go wrong? What can we adjust for tomorrow? As we finish up, we get the food put away and the restaurant sparkling again; another successful service on the books.


Jan 02, 2014

The Ultimate Comfort Food at Pizzeria 712


There’s nothing quite like a creamy bowl of noodles. Come in from the cold and enjoy the ultimate comfort food, mac and cheese. This Pizzeria 712 dish features gouda cheese, a touch of crimini mushrooms, house bread crumbs and succulent crispy speck.

Dec 24, 2013

The Winter Menu at Communal

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Winter flavors have arrived at Communal. Come in and enjoy a comforting evening meal. Featured in these pictures:

Roasted Mary’s Farm Chicken with Glazed Pearl Onions, Saisa Verde and a Radish Salad

Wild Mushroom Risotto featuring local Rockhill Creamery Gouda Cheese


See the full Communal dinner menu here.

Dec 18, 2013

Winter Pizzas

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Winter flavors are now being featured on your favorite pie. Come in and enjoy the best flavors this time of year has to offer at Pizzeria 712. See the full winter menu here.

Nov 18, 2013

New Fall & Winter Menu at Pizzeria 712

At Heirloom Restaurant Group, our approach to food and cooking involves highlighting the best of the bounty, so our menu changes with the seasons and with what’s available locally. Both Communal and Pizzeria 712 have had full menu changes moving into the late fall and winter flavors. Check out the new menu at Pizzeria 712 here and keep checking the blog to see more menu highlights from both of Pizzeria 712’s and Communal’s new menus. Come join us for lunch or dinner to enjoy the best food this time of year has to offer.

Nov 01, 2013

A Morning for French Toast

Join us for the Communal brunch tomorrow, served every Saturday from 9-2. Enjoy this delicious Fried French Toast with fresh berries, maple syrup and honey butter. See the full menu here for other great options now serving at the Communal brunch.

Oct 25, 2013

Join us for Lunch Tomorrow

Join us for the Communal brunch tomorrow, served every Saturday from 9-2. Enjoy this delicious Farm House Burger with Cheddar, Tomato, La Nay Ferme Greens and an optional addition of a Clifford Farm Egg. See the full menu here for other great options now serving at the Communal brunch.

Oct 22, 2013

Now Serving at Communal: Hanger Steak & Tomato Carpaccio

The last of summer and fall’s flavors are still lingering on the Communal Menu. Come in today to enjoy local tomatoes from La Nay Ferme is this colorful dish: Heirloom Tomato Carpaccio with Sorrel, EVOO, Toasted Pine Nuts and Crushed Black Pepper.

For the main course, enjoy a sustainably raised steak from Niman Ranch in this hearty dish: Jones Beef Hanger Steak with Piquillo Pepper Chutney and Garlic Chips.

A full menu change moving into winter flavors is coming November first so come and enjoy these dishes while they’re still here.

Aug 28, 2013

Summer Salad Sensations at Pizzeria 712

Enjoy the bounty of summer with fresh crisp greens served over the best in-season fruits and vegetables from Utah Valley. Join us for lunch or dinner at Pizzeria 712 for a truly unique and flavorful salad.

Pizzeria 712 Hours
Lunch: Mon – Fri / 11:30 – 2:30
Dinner: Mon – Thurs / 5 – 10
Dinner: Fri & Sat / 5 – 11

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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