Closeup of Mushroom, Spinach & Halloumi Pie from Martha Dear.
  • Washington DC

    Martha Dear

    Mushroom, Spinach & Halloumi Pie

    sourdough / oyster mushrooms / cremini mushrooms / portobello mushrooms / spinach / hallomi cheese / fontina cheese / housemade stracciatella / olive oil / parmesan cheese

    The Mushroom, Spinach, and Halloumi Pie is an artisan pizza exploding with Greek flavors. It features naturally leavened sourdough pizza dough, fontina cheese, housemade stracciatella, spinach, a blend of mushrooms, and Halloumi cheese. This salt-brined cheese from Cyprus is known for its unique squeaky texture and salty, bold flavor. The pizza is finished with a flourish: Maldon sea salt, Greek extra virgin olive oil, a hint of lemon juice for brightness, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese. The combination results in a beautifully balanced and delicious pizza, with a crust that has developed a nice texture on the bottom.

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    From Prep to Plate

    Seth Tillman heads to Martha Dear in D.C.'s Mt. Pleasant neighborhood where chef and co-owner Demetri Mechelis showcases the creation of a mushroom, spinach, and halloumi pizza using naturally leavened dough. This delicious sourdough pizza is assembled with fontina cheese, house-made stracciatella, sautéed spinach, oyster, cremini, and portobello mushrooms, and halloumi cheese from Cyprus.

    The mushroom, spinach and halloumi pizza is a sauceless preparation in which the crust and cheese remind you that chewiness is a reward all its own.

    Tim Carman, The Washington Post

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    Martha Dear

    3110 Mt Pleasant St NW
    Washington, DC 20010

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