August 10, 2010

Pizza Fusion Is Not Your Everyday Restaurant, It’s More About Serving The Community.

Pizza Fusion organic pizza

Choosing to go to Pizza Fusion is a family affair. As you enter the restaurant, the first observation are the positive pictures and  statements promoting a healthy plant. This sets an encouraging example for other companies as well as children.

pizza from pizza fusion restaurant in north miami

Certified Organic ingredients are the key for Pizza Fusion. There are three choices for the crust. First, a gluten-free crust, second, an organic white crust and finally, but not least, a multigrain crust. Gluten-free is for people who cannot tolerate protein when it comes in contact with the intestine. Organic white crust is almost a healthy choice and is not dry like the multigrain crust. The multigrain crust is dry because of grains such as oats, and wheats, meaning a lot of fiber. Then they proof the dough, which is a baking technique used in restaurants/bakeries; the dough rises for a period of time to ferment, giving the dough more flavor. Any choice of these crusts is a good and healthy choice. For protein, Pizza Fusion offers a free-range chicken, organic pepperoni, and meats that contain no hormones or preservatives.

To start, I ordered a Flatbread and Dip Trio at $5.50, a flatbread brushed with herb olive and served with tomato sauce, olive oil with herbs and blank olive dip. The Brushetta (pizza) was $8.00, served with medium diced tomatoes, red onions, basil, balsamic vinegar, and roasted garlic, with mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheese. The diced tomatoes were very juicy. It took me back to when I had a small herb garden in Georgia and how pure juicy and sweet my tomatoes were. My friend ordered a Big Kahuna pizza for $9.00, a Hawaiian style pizza with bacon, sweet organic pineapple, red onions, tomato sauce, mozzarella, provolone and parmesan cheese. Since bacon contains a large amount of salt and with sweet organic pineapple dices every bit was a rupture of flavor. I love fixing sweet ingredients and bitter ingredients. I strongly believe sweet flavors in a dish can clean your palate, letting other ingredients like the bacon feel like a new flavor in each bite. Their Fresh Homemade Brownie for $4.00 was rich in chocolate and not too dense.

The owner establishes a connection with the community by being present at the restaurant. He wants to get to know his customers, mostly all locals. He is also looking into distinctive diets to service the needs of each customer. His also has veggie wine options, because some wines are made with small amounts of animal products. For veggie dieters, Pizza Fusion has a small collection of veggie wines, along with organic beer. Most of the restaurant supplies are local building materials. Their floors are soy-based concrete stain, adds a touch of semi-transparent color, using natural ingredients it’s safer for diners and the environment. All of their walls are painted with Sherwin Williams Harmony zero-Voc, low-odor interior paint, meeting building specifications. With all this together, Pizza Fusion was certified for the LEED, Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, as an internationally recognized green building, providing verifications that this building (Pizza Fusion) was designed and built using an approach to develop an eco-friendly operation.

toilet at pizza fusion restaurant

I recall telling my friend, if I had children, I would love to bring them here. How family friendly it made me feel. An awareness that is reflected and can’t go unnoticed, a positive message for future generations. Oh, and one more thing don’t forget to visit their restrooms, they are humorous.

Pizza Fusion

14815 Biscayne Boulevard

North Miami Beach, FL 33181

Phone: 305-405-6700

by Raquel Ortega

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