Joe Cicala on Twitter: Angela Cicala is a semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef in this year’s James Beard awards
Divine Lorraine’s Angela Cicala is a semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef in this year’s James Beard awards
On Wednesday, the James Beard Foundation released its semifinalists, and the Philadelphia area got 17 nominations.
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A Pizza Oven Built During the COVID-19 Quarantine
Cicala at the Divine Lorraine opened in November 2019 — only a few months before the COVID-19 pandemic. Even with COVID-19’s challenges, Cicala became an extraordinary restaurant and earned a 2020 LeBan 3 Bell review as well as a spot in the Top 50 Best Italian Restaurants in 2022 Philadelphia Mag. During quarantine, Joe Cicala built a Neapolitan wood-fired pizza oven in his own backyard! Watch below.
Chef Joe Cicala’s Neapolitan Pizza in a Regular Oven
Not everyone has a wood fired oven at home. Watch Joe Cicala, Chef of Cicala at the Divine Lorraine, make a Neapolitan pizza in a regular oven. Cicala at the Divine Lorraine is one of the many restaurants Eckstut Consulting has guided to success.