Skeptical Investigation

A Pizza with Vodka-Soaked Cherries

None We’re lovers. You know that. But every now and again, something comes across our desks that just seems... suspicious. Because of the tremendous material upside to all our lives if these claims pan out, we at times put ourselves in harm’s way to investigate. Albeit skeptically.

We call it: Skeptical Investigation. (Trademark pending.)

That the Vignola Cherry Pizza at Salvatore’s, with vodka-soaked cherries, is liquor-y enough to give you a bit of a buzz.

Our steely-nerved, bone-sober investigator grabbed a corner of the bar area at the Seaport location. A cry of “Bring me the pizza they call ‘the boozy one,’ tout de suite” went out (okay, he just ordered it).

The pizza arrived on a sizzling 12-inch pan, with wafting scent-plumes of prosciutto, gorgonzola cheese and orange-blossom honey. Also making its presence felt: the Italian cherries, which are soaked into oblivion for a day or two in tubs of raspberry vodka before being baked onto the pizza.

Our investigator engaged in a quick palate cleansing (read: ate an order of calamari) and then dug in. The flavors: savory and sweet, with a nice salty, nutty kick from the prosciutto and cheese, and the very noticeable raspberry-tinged cherries.

The alcohol hadn’t completely burned off during cooking; it was present on the tongue. But the sheer amount of this quite-tasty pizza you’d have to consume to get a little loopy gives us heartburn just thinking about it.


Vignola Cherry Pizza
available at Salvatore’s

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