Pinsa alert! Walnut Creek Italian bakery to develop into Roman convenience meals eating place

Walnut Creek’s unique Italian cafe, 54 Mint Forno, is getting a makeover.

The homeowners in the back of the preferred bakery and pasticceria, which has been churning out decadent bomboloni and fluffy foccacia for 8 years, is popping the distance right into a 2nd Bay House location in their Roman convenience meals eating place, Montesacro.

A letter posted at the door at 1686 Locust St. defined that the impetus for the alternate got here because of acquiring a complete liquor license. Search for beverages, a brand new menu and new glance someday in Might or early June.

Montesacro, which has places in San Francisco and Brooklyn, N.Y., focuses on pinsa, an historic Roman-style pizza created from soy, rice and heirloom wheat flour. The mix yields a thick however mild and ethereal dough with a crispy crust. Search for recent, seasonal element toppings plucked from small farms each in Italy and right here in Northern California.

Along with 9 varieties of pinsa ($17-$20), that includes toppings like rosemary potato puree, buffalo mozzarella and area lamb sausage, the Montesacro menu additionally options paninis, Roman antipasti ($12-$17), like burrata imported from Puglia with Cantabrian anchovies and a collection of 5 housemade truffles ($5-$12).

And to not fear, top-notch coffee and Italian wines will nonetheless be in abundance.

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