Friday, September 25, 2015

Your dedicated pizza crew!
Cress Spring Pizzeria will be serving them up on Wednesday, September 23, from 4:30 pm until 8:00 pm. We’ll be making pizza for four more weeks before wrapping it up for the season. Our last pizza night for the season will be on Wednesday, October 22.

It looks like it might actually cool off a bit next week, so we anticipate having a bonfire every week for the rest of the season. Snuggle up with your sweetie and share a slice of pizza and some hot cider.  

We harvested the last of our fresh basil and tomatoes this week, getting ready to put the hoop house to bed. In our first year of growing tomatoes for pizza here, we’ve harvested approximately 1462 lbs of tomatoes, which have been turned into 296 quarts of pizza sauce, and adorned thousands of pizzas.  
We feature live music every Wednesday, and this week we’re thrilled to welcome Beth Kille. Beth 19-time Madison Area Music Association (MAMA) award winning artist from Madison who has been cranking out her unique blend of rock, country, folk and blues since 2000. Her stage prowess was recognized in 2011 when she received Artist of the Year honors at the Madison Area Music Awards – a rare accomplishment for a solo artist. She has also been honored twice with the MAMA for Female Vocalist of the Year (’06, ’10). Staunchly committed to the advancement of young musicians and songwriters of all ages, Kille works as the Music Director for Girls and Ladies Rock Camp Madison, hosts Madison’s Chick Singer Night and is an engineer/producer at Studio Gusto, where she specializes in recording/producing records for new artists.
I also want to give a special shout out to Katie Scullin, who graciously filled in at the last minute this Wednesday and tore it up with her stunning voice. We’ll definitely be having Katie back next year!
Our menu for this week is below, and it's also posted on our Facebook page. Ice cream sandwiches are done for the year, but we’ll have some exciting new desserts on the menu soon. I’ve heard rumors of peanut butter cups making their fall debut this week, but I can neither confirm or deny…you’ll have to show up to find out.
After a hard night of eating pizza, what could be better than
curling up with a good book and your favorite fish pillow?

Here’s how it works. Every Wednesday evening from May until October, we'll be selling flaming hot pizzas and delicious desserts, beer and wine, here at Cress Spring Farm. Picnic on our lawn or take your pizza to enjoy at home. Outdoor seating only - you are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs, and warm friends to snuggle with. You should also bring whatever plates, cutlery, etc. that you might need for your picnic. Pizza will be served in boxes, beer and soda in bottles and wine by the bottle or glass. We will have mason jars available for wine, but we encourage you to bring your own. You may supplement your picnic with any salads or other food you wish to bring, but we ask that you not bring your own alcohol. We accept cash, checks, credit cards, and chickens as payment.

We hope to see you soon!

Cress Spring Bakery
4035 Ryan Road
Blue Mounds, WI 53517
608 767-3875

Cress Spring Bakery & Pizzeria
Menu for September 30

All pizzas are available on Cress Spring sourdough crust or gluten-free crust (GF=same price, smaller pizza)

Three Little Pigs: Fire-roasted tomato sauce, Cress Spring cheese blend, Jordandal Italian sausage, Jordandal bacon, pepperoni, onions, red peppers    $16.00

Spicy Zebra:  Fire-roasted tomato sauce, Cress Spring cheese blend, green zebra tomatoes, jalapeño pepper, bacon  $16.00

Pumpkin Sage: House-made pumpkin- sage sauce, Capri Cheese chevre, arugula, dried cranberries, onions, bacon  $15.00

Greek: Pesto, Capri Cheese feta, Cress Spring cheese blend, artichoke hearts, roasted red peppers, olives, red onions, broccolini    $14.00

Aubergine:   Garlic-marinated eggplant, fresh cherry tomatoes, Farmer John’s fresh mozzarella, Hook’s pecorino parmesan, fresh thyme and oregano  $14.00

Real Fungi: House-made mushroom tapenade, caramelized onions, shitake mushrooms, baby beets, fennel, toasted walnuts    $14.00 (vegan)

Baker’s Favorite: Caramelized onions, Cress Spring cheese blend, Hook’s gorgonzola, toasted walnuts   $14.00

Afternoon Delight: Fire-roasted tomato sauce, Farmer John fresh mozzarella, sun-dried tomatoes, scallions, arugula, Underground soppressata and prosciutto    $16.00

Big Cheese: Fire-roasted tomato sauce, Cress Spring cheese blend   $12.00

The Duchess: A delicious way to end your meal! House-made smoked raspberry jam, Hook’s gouda cheese, fresh honey-soaked pears, toasted walnuts  $14.00

Build Your Own:  You are welcome to build your own pizza out of anything we have on hand each week. Prices are simple:   $14.00 for a vegetable pizza,  $16.00 for a meaty pizza

Cookies:  Gingersnap, Trail Cookie $1.75; Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Fire  $2.00
Ginger Plum Cheesecake Tarts (GF) $3.50


Island Orchard Brut Hard Cider  $6.00
Ellison Bay, WI 6.8% ABV
Dry cider with a nice balance of fruit and tartness

Anderson Valley Holy Gose  $4.00
Boonville, CA 4.2% ABV
Refreshingly tart, bright citrusy sour ale with a dry finish

New Glarus Two Women Bavarian Lager  $3.50
New Glarus, WI 5% ABV
Light bodied and crisp classic Country Lager

Central Waters Mudpuppy Porter  $3.50
Amherst, WI 5.5% ABV
Robust porter, luscious chocolate-nose and malty profile balanced by liberal hopping

Lake Louie Warped Speed Scotch Ale  $4.00
Arena, WI 6.9% ABV
Classic scotch ale, full of body, sweetness and flavor

Great Lakes Brewing Edmund Fitgerald Porter  $4.00
Cleveland, OH 6.0% ABV
Rich roasted barley and bittersweet chocolate-coffee notes

Lake Louie Kiss the Lips IPA  $4.00
Arena, WI 6% ABV
Moderately hoppy, unfiltered American IPA

MBC Hop Happy IPA $4.00
Milwaukee, WI 7.7% ABV
Three kinds of hops balance by oats for an unexpected sweetness

MBC Litta Bitta $4.00
Milwaukee, WI 4.8% ABV
Citrusy Belgian Wit brewed with American hops and infused with lemongrass

Capital Autumnal Fire Doppelbock  $5.50
Madison, WI 7.8% ABV
Legendary doppelbock with malt complexities hinting at dark fruits and sugars

Port Huron Oktoberfest  $4.50
Wisconsin Dells, WI 5.5% ABV
Earthy, malty fall lager, perfect around a bonfire

Leinenkugel’s Honey Weiss  $3.00
Chippewa Falls, WI 4.9% ABV
Golden-hued American wheat beer, made with Wisconsin honey

Miller Lite  $2.50
Chippewa Falls, WI 4.2% ABV
Tastes great, less filling

White Wines:

Sauvignon Blanc, Husch Winery, California $7/$25
 Mouth- filling, robust notes of apple, nicely balanced, crisp finish

Prairie Fumé, Wollersheim Winery, Wisconsin $4/$18
 Crisp fresh semi-dry white bursting with citrus and tropical fruit aromas, with a hint of sweetness

Red Wines:

Malbec, Alamos, Argentina $5/$20
 Dark cherry and blackberry flavors, long lingering finish

Cabernet Sauvignon, William Hills, CA $6/$22
 Flavors of dark cherry, ripe plum, and blueberry, with sweet vanilla notes

Monferrato Rosso, Tenuta La Pergola, Italy  $7/$25
 Italian red blend, perfect for a summer evening. Moderately dry, earthy, notes of raspberry and cherry.

Non-Alcoholic Beverages:
Maine Root Beer $2.50
Maine Ginger Brew  $2.50
Izze Sparkling Clementine Juice  $2.00
Ela Orchard Apple Cider  $2.00
Milk   $1.50

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