Gourmet Wraps Cooked on Hot Iron Dome
Wolfnights is a gourmet wrap shop that cooks fresh dough wraps on a hot dome for every order. The wraps are made with unique ingredients like fig, turmeric, and ginger. The owner and founder Itai wanted to combine his two favorite foods, Israeli and Thai food, to create the perfect sandwich/wrap. There are ten different wraps with to choose from. We went to see how the fresh wraps are made and tried three of their most popular creations. Following is a transcript of the video.
These gourmet wraps are cooked on a hot iron dome.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: I wanted to create the perfect sandwich, the ideal bite. The sandwich [where] every bite would be like an explosion of flavors. I took the two cuisines that I love the most, Israeli and Thai cuisine. [So it’s] sweet, spicy, crunchy, savory — all together in one bite.
Wolfnights cooks every wrap to order.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: We bake the dough in front of the customer on our IronWolf.
This is the IronWolf. It cooks the wrap dough in one minute! The IronWolf is fired up to 500° F.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: In my country, in Israel, the Druze people, they bake dough on this kind of dome [and] the dome is just located in the fire. So I decided to take it up a notch and to bring the dome up, above the fire, and to build bricks around it to keep the fire inside. Usually, the Druze people, they [use] white flour with water, so we — added natural flavors to the doughs.
The dough is made from natural ingredients like ginger and turmeric.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: Our dough [is] actually between the size [or] the thickness between [a] tortilla and Mediterranean flatbread.
There are multiple flavors of dough to choose from.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: After the customer [orders the] wrap, we take out the dough from the refrigerator. We press it on our press machine, and then we bake it on the IronWolf. Then, it takes about a minute. We put gourmet ingredients inside, for example, spicy pickled shiitake mushrooms or charcoal-grilled asparagus.
There are ten wraps to choose from. We tried three of their most popular wraps.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: The most popular wrap at Wolfnights is The Beast, that’s a steak wrap. It’s [made with] turmeric dough, charcoal-grilled steak, blue cheese, cilantro, BBQ crunch, [and] red chili mayo.
Lisa: You can taste the meat and you can taste the BBQ chips with it. Wow.
AJ: So I’ll be trying the Direwolf, which is my type of wrap because it’s chicken and cheese, and it [has] lamb bacon! It’s definitely fresher than a regular wrap. I can kind of taste the spice that’s inside of this thing. It’s really good.
Irene: I’m about to try the Pink Moon wrap here at Wolfnights. It has shrimp and a bunch of other stuff that just looks amazing. Oh, my God. The wraps do taste fresher. They’re just softer, [warmer]. It tastes really good.
Itai A, Owner & Founder: We only use gourmet ingredients. We [make] our sauces, a lot of our sauces in-house.
They currently have two locations in NYC.