London is filled with tradition, and one of its oldest is going out for dinner. In fact, it is believed that the first restaurant in London was founded in the 18th century near Covent Garden. So that means that Londoners have been going out to get a fine meal for the past 3 centuries! And if there is anything available nowadays in London it is a place to eat; that’s why a true Londoner will take pride in finding rare delicacies in the city. I was proud to find one not long ago and I came to find out that this unique place would be having 8 unique dishes that can turn anyone’s dinner into 8 unique nights. On October 30th, I made my way to Pizzicotto in High Street Kensington to an event called “The Gourmet Pizza Challenge”, dedicated to raise money for Action Against Hunger, a charity that has dedicated the last 40 years of its successful existence, to try to create a world free of hunger. Pizzicotto and 8 of the finest chefs in London have joined forces to raise money for this association. Here’s how it works.
These 8 fantastic chefs have created 8 different kinds of pizzas all of them have a distinctive flavour that you simply cannot miss. The pizza that makes the most sales will get to stay, permanently, in Pizzicotto’s fine menu. Every weekend, however, the pizza that makes the least amount of sales will be eliminated from the event, so hurry up, taste them all and if you liked one in particular then get it again! This way you’ll be rooting for your favourite pizza whilst supporting a very noble cause, as Pizzicotto will be donating 50% of the earnings to Action Against Hunger.
To allure you even further, here is a list of this 8 amazing challengers:
- Nduja sussage, burrata and basil pizza: Created by Chef Groves, this pizza is slightly spicy and yet fresh and smooth. The burrata gives it a very interesting touch that blends fantastically with the rest of the ingredients.
- Grapes, smoked ricotta, mozzarella and purple potatoes: A very interesting option for those veggie lovers. This pizza has a sweet start, then continues to a smoky flavour and finishes with an acidic aftertaste that come from those grapes.
- Pickle, coriander, garlic, ginger and garden peas: This pizza has a creamy sauce that is perfectly balanced with the coriander that gives it a very interesting finish. Definitely one that needs to be tasted more than once.
- Tomato, Rucola, duck confit, onions and patron peppers: Well blended pizza with an interesting mixture of flavours that are perfectly balanced with the tomato sauce and the rucola. A delicacy from start to finish.
- Pumpkin based, pancetta and smoked scamorza cheese: This very interesting pizza is Pizzicotto’s own creation. An interesting mixture of sweet and salty that you cannot miss.
- Iberico ham, Burrata, Manchego cheese and green chillies: The Manchego cheese along with the iberico ham pair up fantastically in this creation by Chef Tanaka. Get it while hot!
- Tomato sauce, pineapple and Lincolnshire cheese: Personally, I like pineapple a lot. I recognize it, it’s a guilty pleasure and I’m only proud to accept it when the pizza is as good as this one but what do you think?
- Pantelleria caper berries, marinated anchovy & tomato: An acidic pizza that goes smoothly with the anchovies and the tomato. A pizza that is fully devoted to the standards of the most demanding palates.
So these are our 8 competitors, one just as good as the others but the final say comes from you! So go ahead, indulge yourself by participating, once more, in one of the oldest traditions in our city, dinning out and do it at Pizzicotto, where you will find an option that will suit your every whim.