And on a computer screen in a back office, Pepeshowed me photos and talked to me about a new space...a new philosophy...one that would invite the enotourist into Caserta and into Caiazzo to discover a territory rich in culture, wine and of course, try his pizza. I saw photos of work in progress. A dream three stories high that would include a bed and breakfast.
A bel sogno, a beautiful dream...But it would be an enormous undertaking...full of bureaucratic red tape,,,ups...downs... criticisms...and compliments. A more than full time job that Pepe, his wife Rita and two children would have to tackle as well as continue to carry on with running an already popular pizzeria and travelling to various events in cities such as Milan, Chicago and Las Vegas.
About a month ago, I went to see Franco in Caiazzo. And over a few slices of my favorite pizza with prosciutto nero casertano Franco told me that his new location.,Pepe in Grani, was ready to open.
I'll let you know...
A couple of weeks later he sent me a text message inviting me to the grand opening...how could I refuse?
I wanted a quick peek...
A peek of Franco and company at work...doing what he loves...hands deep in the dough...
Pepe in Grani
Vico S. Giovanni Battista # 3
81013 Caiazzo (Ce)