The ovens were burning hot and the crowd ravenous and soon delighted with authentic and simply scrumptious Italian fare.
The Wine: Lambrusco Amabile, Cantina di Sorbara $$
The Food: Salad, Meatballs, Pizza
The Place: Millie’s Old World Meatballs & Pizza, Morristown, NJ
The open kitchen is a model of beautifully designed efficiency. By sticking to the basics and doing them very well under executive chef Peter Martinez’s loving and enthusiastic guidance Millie’s is perfect.
We started with Arcadian Mix Salad with tangy gorgonzola, candied walnuts, a house made apricot vinaigrette and hedonistic slabs of applewood smoked bacon.
Our tasted buds aroused we were ready when courses of the leading role Millie’s Meatballs arrived. The first in deliciously creamy homemade ricotta cheese and embraced with Millie’s thick marinara sauce with sprigs of fresh basil.
Made with top grade sirloin these could be a meal in themselves, I also adored the meatballs in vodka sauce. Try them both.
A real crowd pleaser, we enjoyed and shared this Lambrusco Amabile, by Cantina di Sorbara in Emilia-Romagna, northern Italy.
Lambrusco is a fun sparkling red wine from that is a perfect accompaniment to this type of food. Called by some the perfect pizza wine, its gently sweet fruit flavors complement the salty flavors of pizza.
At a comfortable big table with a group of friends we tried many of Millie’s Old World pies, first from the charring heat of the beautiful coal oven.
We loved the White Clam Pie crafted with the finest ingredients and a secret lemony flavor that was oh so enjoyable. Chef Pete told me how it is done but I was sworn to secrecy, you’ll have to ask him yourself.
From the Stefano Ferrara wood oven built by hand from volcanic stones from Mount Vesuvius came this Margherita pie, in its simple perfection the engaging flavors of the fresh wholesome ingredients flourish.
There are dozens of pies to choose from so get hungry and go to Millie’s for a real Italian feast. Which is the best, Coal or Wood? That’s a matter of taste, I am a coal man myself.
One more thing before I go, leave room for dessert, the the Nutella pizza dessert with cannoli filling is to die live for!
60 South St
Morristown, NJ 07960