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Brick-oven pizza in Nova Scotia

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Brick-oven pizza in Nova Scotia

16 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
Italian
Hosted in
English
Cooking

Brick-oven pizza in Nova Scotia

Cooking

Brick-oven pizza in Nova Scotia

16 reviews
Paused until 30 April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 4 people
Cuisine
Italian
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

The best pizzas are made in a super hot oven. I prepare for your experience by building up a substantial hardwood fire in our brick oven. Then I mix a dough of classic ingredients including Italian "00" flour and prepare a variety of toppings. By the time you arrive, all the elements of our experience are synchronized: the dough is ready and rested, the oven is heated and you've brought your appetites. All that remains is for you to choose the toppings and slide your pizza onto the brick floor of the oven. About 2 minutes later you will enjoy a selfie-worthy taste treat. Guests are invited to bring their own favourite beverage. You should plan on a two-hour experience. Guests who would like a more in-depth experience including hands-on dough preparation from scratch, maintaining the fire and learning about oven design and construction should message the host for details. This version of the experience requires 5 hours.
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Learn more about Neal

Neal

I am a retired teacher-librarian with a serious interest in good food, especially good bread and pizza. I have been baking in my brick oven for over 15 years; everything including yeasted breads, rustic sourdough bread, pizza, baked beans, roast chicken and ribs. While family and friends are my most frequent guests, I also have sold or bartered goodies from my oven for other items or services. Trade a pizza party for the use of a wood-splitter? Loaves of bread for lamb shanks? Focaccia for maple syrup? Yes, yes and yes. I was featured in an article in the Summer 2018 issue of "East Coast Living Magazine".

What's included

Food
Personally crafted pizza We'll use my "Bruckbauer Brick Oven" -- the name honours an ancestor who settled in Lunenburg in the…
Equipment
All necessary tools, equipment and ingredients for making delicious pizza. ABOUT THE WEATHER -- We can enjoy this experience…

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Where you'll be

Rural Nova Scotia is the perfect setting for this adventure. Located on the LaHave River, Cookville is about an hour's drive from Halifax. We use our wood-fired brick oven to connect you with the very basic elements of food and community. You'll find taste and history mingled by fire.

Things to keep in mind

Dietary preferences

If requested, the host can accommodate the dietary needs listed. You must let the host know before the experience if you’d like your needs to be accommodated.

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age. It’s up to each guest to understand the ingredients being used and communicate any allergies or dietary restrictions to the host. Guests should also…

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

A large part of this experience happens outdoors and is best conducted in daylight and favourable weather. Guests should dress to be comfortable both indoors and outdoors. Not gluten-free.
Neal
Brick-oven pizza in Nova Scotia
16 reviews
£18/person
16 reviews
£18/person