The Pizza Guys opens in Dubai with New York style
Artisanal pizza joint launches with fresh produce and no freezer
Artisanal New York style pizzeria, The Pizza Guys, has launched in Dubai’s Business Bay area, with fresh produce, no freezer and secret homemade dough.
Business partners and husband and wife team Amber Haque and Rami Badawi left Dubai and worked with the New York chapter of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, or Association of True Neopolitan Pizza, to train in the traditional art of Napoli pizza making.
"We are obsessed with pizza," said Haque. "We make everything in house using artisanal methods and ingredients we love. We are here every day and constantly testing, kneading, mixing, baking – seeing how we can make our pizza better. It’s a process that will never stop."
The duo delved deeper into the art and science of other forms of artisanal baking to better understand the complexities of leavening dough. They then ate at New York City’s most legendary pizzerias and began testing batch after batch of dough until they came up with their own secret recipe for a crispy, light and airy pizza base.
She continued: "Like the traditional Napoletana pizza, we keep our pizzas and our menus simple. When our dough is ready to be used there is no rolling pin in sight – it is shaped by hand in a truly artisanal way ensuring that all of our pizzas and breads are unique and different. It’s really about the quality of food and how it is prepared. For Rami, not having a freezer was a no brainer."
With the use of high quality ingredients such as hormone–free Wagyu beef, creamy handmade stracciatella cheese, rosemary potatoes, herb roasted chicken and sautéed spinach and mushrooms, the pizzas are cooked in a Valoriani brick oven they imported from Florence themselves.
Complementing the world-class pizzas are classic spaghetti with Wagyu beef meatballs, chicken parmigiano with made-from-scratch artisanal loaves, salads and homemade cookies filled with Lindt dark chocolate.