|BROOKLYN, N.Y., Jan. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Today Panzerotti Bites opens its doors in Brooklyn! The fast-casual store will serve the latest and trendiest delicacy to finally land in New York, the Panzerotto.
The owners are a young Italian couple and after years of learning the art of making the perfect panzerotto in their hometown in Apulia, a region in southern Italy and where the panzerotto was invented, they finally decided to bring their skills over to Brooklyn.The idea of opening Panzerotti Bites is revolutionary because it’s one of the few foods that are missing in such a diverse and vibrant borough such as Brooklyn.
First of all, what is a panzerotto, you may ask. A panzerotto is a half-moon-shaped pocket of dough filled with countless sweet and savory ingredients. It is then wrapped and delicately fried until it turns golden. This process, allows the panzerotto to rise, creating a pocket of hot filling, ready to be eaten bite after bite. Its name comes from the word “panza,” which, means “belly” in Apulian dialect, used to refer to the rounded shape of the panzerotto.
At Panzerotti Bites, you will be able to see your Panzerotto being prepared to perfection through their open kitchen. And their concept is simple, people can go in and choose what kind of Panzerotto they want from the many choices on the menu. The classic tomato sauce and mozzarella is always a classic favorite.
However, there are many choices on the menu, they even have dessert, vegetarian and vegan panzerotti.
And finally, one of the unique elements defining Panzerotti Bites is the quality of the ingredients and products that they will use. Traditionally, Panzerotti have always been associated with the “cucina povera.” This means that they are made with basic and simple ingredients. In the past, Italian housewives made them at home and would form holes of dough and fill them with whatever was left in the kitchen, like cheese and tomatoes and then close them up to be fried. Vittoria and Pasquale want to improve upon the traditional method by using the freshest ingredients imported from Italy.
Panzerotti Bites opens today at 235 Smith Street, Brooklyn.