Saturday, June 26, 2010

Baba Louie's Great Barrington, MA

After spending the day watching some quality World Cup games and playing a quick (but intense) round of Taboo, we made a trip to Baba Louie's in Great Barrington for some dinner.  We waited almost an hour for our table of 7.  I was FAMISHED and starting to get cranky.  Luckily I was with a great group of people and the conversation helped pass the time.

When we finally sat down, I thought I might faint if any more time passed by.  We quickly ordered a family size Antipasto for the table.

You see all that?  Roasted red peppers, artichoke hearts, chevre (goat milk cheese), sun dried tomatoes, mozzarella, turkey sausage, calamata olives, prosciutto and garlic toast.  Man o man I couldn't be happier.  I quickly dove in and enjoyed some of the most delicious mozzarella I've ever had.  The turkey sausage was spicy and the garlic toast was surprisingly tasty.

Ms. D ordered an Insalata Allegra that she kindly shared with the table.

Look at those mixed greens, figs, apricots, roasted pecans lightly coated with balsamic vinaigrette.  The apricots were especially delicious.  It's like finding candy in a salad!  The best part about ordering appetizers is that it distracts me from the fact that my entree has yet to arrive.  I definitely needed distracting here.

Soon after, the pizzas started arriving.

Ms. D and her Mr. W (forever and ever and ever) ordered Queen Margherita: Baba Louie's Classic Cheese Pizza topped with tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, parmesan, infused garlic olive oil and basil.

How great does that look?  So good that I wish I sat close enough to slide one of those slices on my plate.  Mr. G and I decided to split the Hannah Jo.  Fresh mozzarella, ricotta, red onions, shrimp, pineapple, prosciutto and green chili sauce, topped with dried coconut.  Mr. G and I skipped the prosciutto.

This was the BEST pizza I have ever had!!  Pineapple, shrimp, green chili and dried coconut.  The combination is to die for!! Admittedly, I was a bit reluctant to order this because of the crazy combination.  The green chili was perfectly spiced, the coconut and shrimp combination was fantastic and the pineapple showed up each time I was starting to miss it.  YUM YUM YUM!

Ms. A and Mr. A (but not the same A) decided to get individual pizzas.  Above, you see Ms. A's Melanzana Cardinale Ricardo's Pizza Famosa. Tomato sauce, chevre, sun dried tomatoes, asiago, calamata olives, mozzarella, roasted garlic, basil and parmesan.  She added sausage.  That's one of the many fantastic things about Baba Louie's they have a whole host of toppings to your pizza.

Mr. A ordered Hannah Jo avec prosciutto.  That's why his has that extra splash of color!

Ms. P ordered Pomodoro Bianco Melanzana Cardinale. Fresh mozarella, eggplant, tomatoes, smoked gouda and pesto garnished with parmesan and red pepper flakes. While I was tempted to slide a slice on my plate, I was so full that all I could do was stare in amazement at the deliciousness that lay in front of me.

I like pizza.  But usually I'm not very impressed by the selection.  Baba Louie's totally changed that perspective.  I may now actively seek brick oven or wood fired pizza shops.  I can't believe how amazing the pizza tasted.  The creative selections also left me quite thrilled.  If you're ever even remotely close to the Berkshires, I highly encourage you stop by Baba Louie's.  It's worth the wait!

Hungry yet?

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1 comment:

  1. The smoked gouda on the Melanzana Cardinale (of course, in combination with the pesto, mozzarella and roasted eggplant)will forever be imprinted in my tastebud memory! WOW.

    And I agree with Lady T- the wait was bad, but the prize is worth the wait...especially when you've got such amazing company to get you through it!