On Monday I was invited to taste this year’s range of celebrity chef’s pizzas and one above all the others stood out for me. Col’Cacchio pizzeria will sell one of the pizza’s per month for May, June and July in order to raise funds for the Red Cross Children’s Hospital. R5 from every pizza sold will go to the trust and so you can do your bit by buying one of the pizzas – a win win situation as you will get a great pizza, and you will be helping others. In May you can buy the Lau-Ling (R70) which was created by Liam Tomlin. This to me was the best of the three and it is a Vietnamese inspired pizza with minced chicken, mint, coriander, shallots, crispy onion, spring onion, fresh basil, chilli and sesame seeds and it is served with vermicelli salad in the middle. In June you can buy the Ghanchaka (R80). David Grier has come up with an Indian spiced pizza that has a mashed potato base and is topped with chicken tikka, spring onion, fresh coriander, chopped pineapple chilli salsa and it is served with a mint and coriander yoghurt dipping sauce. In July pop along for two pizzas, both by Charly’s Bakery. The Dangwhoodle (R85) is a savoury pizza that has a tomato base and is topped with fior di latte mozzarella, roasted cherry tomatoes, Italian parmesan, oven roasted artichoke hearts and is finished off with lashings of basil pesto and balsamic glaze. This vegetarian pizza has one ingredient chosen by each of the 4 bakers. Being a bakery they have snuck in a dessert pizza. The dinky-delight (R15) is a mini pizza smothered in nutella and topped with melted marshmallows and toasted hazelnuts.
Now, here comes the exciting bit. If you would like your pizza to be the August celebrity pizza all you have to do is head over here and join the pizza challenge. The winner will not only have their pizza sold at the pizzeria, they will also win pizzas for a year! Entries close on the 24th of May, so do hurry if you want to enter.
Disclosure: I was invited to attend this event. I was not required to write a blog post and any opinions and facts expressed herein are my own. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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