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Orlando Meats to open pizza concept inside Orange County Brewers downtown

by Kathy Hereford, May 10, 2019

The geniuses over at Orlando Meats are getting into the pizza game.

Eliot Hillis, culinary director and co-owner of Orlando Meats with Edgar Massoni, says they’ll open a pizza concept called Recess inside Orange County Brewers next week.

Recess will take over the space that was recently vacated by Pizza Bruno.

Hillis says Recess’s pies will be Neapolitan-style, but the dough will incorporate alkaline water to create a little more chew in the crust, plus he’ll add malt for a more uniform caramelization.
“I have a deep love and respect for those that make a fine pie,” Hillis says.

“All I did was to try and accentuate the things that I love most about good pizza — the chew and crunch, the sour and sweet. I wanted my slice to stand at attention while folded and still have a yielding bite.”

Hillis and Orlando Meats chef de cuisine Seth Parker are still tweaking the menu, but here’s a taste of the pies to expect:

Source: Orlando Weekly | Live Learn Nona Blog | Lake Nona Real Estate