New York City's Adoro Lei announced a new savory and sweet pizza created in conjunction with neighbor and prominent Master Chocolatier, Jacques Torres.

Starting September 8, diners at Adoro Lei can savor the "Giacamo," a unique pie incorporating Torres' famed cocoa powder into Adoro Lei's authentically formed crust. This Neapolitan-style pizza is topped with two cheeses, caramelized onions, fig puree, bacon, and ground Jacques Torres Chocolate cocoa nibs for an experience that plays with the senses.

"Chef Mario struck just the right balance by blending my cocoa powder into an expertly made crust and then topping the pizza with well-paired ingredients including Adoro Lei's homemade mozzarella," explains Chef Jacques Torres. "My first reaction when tasting it was, 'Delicious.' No doubt our fellow neighbors in Hudson Square, and all of New York City, will love this combination."

The second new Adoro Lei offering named the "Harriette," is a sweet dessert pizza with Jacques Torres Chocolate's famous chocolate ice cream, fresh cream, berries and chocolate drizzle on top a fried, cocoa Zeppole.

"These pizzas are an exciting extension to the innovative offerings we have at Adoro Lei. Chef Mario Gentile continues to elevate the concept of pizza, this time through quality products crafted by confectionary visionary, Jacques Torres," adds Michael DiBugnara, creative director for Adoro Lei.

Adoro Lei opened in February 2015. With a string of celebrity sightings, spectacular reviews, and an upscale take on Italian classics, Adoro Lei is bringing new flavor to a hidden gem of Manhattan neighborhoods.

"As Hudson Square continues to grow and change, it's important for local business to join talents and support one another," says DiBugnara, who is also a board member of the Hudson Square Connection.

The ambience of the restaurant, which translates to “I adore her” in Italian, is polished and lively with a disc jockey booth in the center. Lead by Executive Chef Gentile, Adoro Lei is making a splash in the New York City restaurant scene for its dedication to fresh ingredients, respect for traditional Italian cuisine, and love for its customers. Chef Gentile has been trained internationally by Michelin-star chefs and owns a restaurant of his own.

Chef Profiles, Industry News