David Enos Founder & Visionary
It’s fair to say Rochester native & food industry heavyweight, David Enos, has served millions of satisfied customers during his 30 year career. But it’s the restaurateur’s recent creation, Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria & Bistro, that is now drawing regional and national attention for its award winning culinary excellence and remarkable dining experience.
For almost two decades, Enos moved through a series of positions of increasing responsibility with several well-regarded food and beverage establishments, setting the stage for the development of the Napa concept. During this time frame, Enos envisioned a fine dining phenomenon of aromatic wood-fired cooking and signature pizzas with other delicious offerings by combining his many years of first hand experience with the tastes acquired from his travels across America and beyond. Add to this the freshest of ingredients (now pulled daily from the Napa Farm) to compliment the many healthy food dishes with the attractive, comfortable and enjoyable atmosphere at Napa and pizza aficionados and the fine diners alike are transformed in a zen-like dining experience – each and every time.
This attention to detail continues to earn Enos accolades from both his customers and food critics alike. His gluten free pizza offering, a must-try dish for the health conscious individual, is the culmination of two years of R&D efforts by Enos and his Executive Chef. And it is clear it’s more than Napa customers who are taking notice, with the media continuing to give the well-regarded entrepreneur accolades, noting, “Pizzeria serves up health-conscious dishes!”(MPN, May 27th, 2014). A pizzeria – health conscious? You heard it right.
“I’m a fan of great food and of a great dining experience myself, so I want my customers to feel the same way,” Enos recently commented during a media interview when asked how he felt being a repeat winner (Best Specialty Pizza Award) in City’s “Best of Rochester” poll. It is clear those voters and their palates will continue to elevate Napa Wood-Fired Pizzeria & Bistro to the pinnacle among the pizza restaurants Dave Enos and his culinary staff bring to the area. “We make pizza fun again, and we begin with our signature pizza offerings, but Napa is much, much more,” he comments.
Adrian Baldwin Napa Executive Chef
Napa Wood-Fired Pizzeria & Bistro founder David Enos searched far and wide for the best Executive Chef in America, one that could exude and deliver the quality, creativity and industry setting, health conscious pizza and specialty dishes he had long envisioned. After an exhaustive search, Enos by chance had learned of a West Coast culinary phenom who was returning back east. Good fortune permits Napa to introduce to you its extraordinary Executive Chef, Adrian Baldwin.
Virtually overnight, under the watchful care of both Napa’s owner and culinary wizard Adrian Baldwin, Napa has transformed itself into the pizza connoisseur’s paradise, where a zen-like atmosphere exists for even the most discriminating of palate conscious consumers.
Delectable award-winning pizza, fresh mountainous salads, and an array of mouth-watering specialty dishes coupled with a warm and inviting dining environment, make the Napa eatery a “must visit” location for both local residents and visitors alike, time and time again.
Growing up in the scenic coastal town of Bass Harbor, Maine, a young Baldwin found himself drawn to the food industry, learning all there was to know about lobster fishing from the ground floor up. Restaurant experience soon followed at some of the areas popular dining establishments, providing the momentum that led the inquisitive and evolving future executive Chef to completing his Culinary Arts studies at famed Paul Smith’s College located in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains in New York State. Soon thereafter Baldwin found himself working at some of the finder dining establishments in Colorado, from the Cheyenne Mountain Resort to the Canyon Chop House. And it seemed everywhere the dedicated and artistic Chef found himself, various dining awards soon followed as well. Hard working with a flair for maximizing the customer’s visual dining experience, Baldwin quickly developed a reputation for blending a variety of unique ingredients that led to exquisite dishes. And now at Napa Executive Chef Adrian Baldwin has worked his magic yet again, as he and his contingent of master chefs blend the very freshest of carefully selected natural ingredients with the intricate wood-fired cooking process so that all menu creations can exude their utmost essence.
At Napa Wood Fired Pizzeria, we truly believe the emotion put into preparing food affects its final quality and taste. We strive to prepare homemade, fresh, & creative food to be enjoyed in a relaxing gathering place with good friends and family. Joining us for a wood fired meal and a glass of wine not only stimulates the senses, but eases the mind and allows you to completely unwind as you enjoy a truly memorable dining experience.