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Celebrity Chefs Join Pizza Series at Mel's
July 7, 2023, 5:21.42 pm ET


Left to Right: Gabriel Kreuther, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Melissa Rodriguez,
Daniel Boulud, and Junghyun Park

Acclaimed chef Melissa Rodriguez is bringing together her fellow Michelin-star restaurant chefs and friends for the ultimate F.O.M.O (Friends of Mel’s Oven) pizza series, exclusively available at Mel’s [85 Tenth Ave] in Chelsea from July 8th through Labor Day weekend.

Photos: Mel's

Each chef’s pizza will be highlighted on the Mel’s menu on a rotating basis, for a limited time. The menu includes:

July 8th - July 21st: Chef Daniel Boulud
Pizza Pavillon - Inspired by chef Boulud’s classic dish from his upscale seafood restaurant Le Pavillon, the pizza has an oyster chowder base, and is topped with oysters, potatoes, leeks, hazelnuts with a parsley- seaweed crust.

July 22nd - August 4th: Chef Gabriel Kreuther
Coastal Farmers Pizza - Red tomato sauce, green bell peppers, red onions, fresh ricotta, cured Anchovies, dry cured black olives, Mortadella, sunny side egg, fresh Basil

August 5th - August 18th: Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten
The Sunflower - Featuring a Sungold tomato sauce, market summer squash and squash blossom with mozzarella and ricotta cheese

August 19th - September 1st: Chef Junghyun Park
K-Mediterranean Pizza - a sardine-kimchi pizza with pork belly, fried sardines, kimchi, and fresh arugula

To help celebrate the F.O.M.O pizza series, Mel’s is offering limited-edition t-shirts, which are available for purchase at the restaurant.

The pizzas are available for lunch and dinner (Friday - Sunday, 11:30am - 2:30pm; and Wednesday - Monday, starting at 5:30pm), alongside Mel’s signature wood-fired pies such as Margherita, Mushroom, Soppressata Piccante, and more. Reservations are available via Resy.