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Friday, October 29, 2010

Win a trip to Vegas from Zagat

Take a picture of a Zagat-Rated sticker or plaque, upload it at http://zagatphotos.com/ and be entered to win a trip to the Wynn in Las Vegas!

Of course, we want to help you WIN, so here's a photo suggestion: take a picture of the Zagat sticker on the door of Prima Strada Cook Street or the plaque on the wall at Prima Strada Bridge Street.

Buona Fortuna!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Prima Profile #3

Pizzeria Prima Strada Primo Pizzaiolo / Executive Chef Matt Veillette has worked across Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. After graduating from the Cordon Bleu in Ottawa, he apprenticed with chefs in Holland, France and Spain. Arriving at PPS via Quebec, Matt was attracted to Vancouver Island because of the long growing season and abundance of local produce available. He also really likes pizza.
Q. How long have you been with Prima Strada?
A. 1 year

Q. Where is your hometown?
A. Ottawa

Q. What's your favorite restaurant/food item in your home town?
A. Anything from my grandmas' house. It's not a restaurant but I crave it all the time.

Q. What's your favorite pizza?
A. Marinara...so simple...so good.

Q. What's your ultimate comfort food?
A. Tortos, at my grandma's house.

Q. Current favorite wine/beer or drink?
A. Driftwood Ale

Q. If you could go to one place for a week all expenses paid, where would you go?
A. Barcelona

Q. Best part of being with Prima Strada?
A. I get to eat the best pizza in town, whenever I want.

photo: Matt starts the fire in Black Beauty at Feast of Fields 2010
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