When it comes to pizza, it’s rarely a question of whether or not to have it, but rather a question of which topping? Today the Chisholm and Gamon blog is serving up the 2013 Pizza Festival’s menu, giving you plenty of thinking time before you order.
From June 10 to 30, pizza restaurants around Melbourne are hosting showcase evenings of their best and most delicious pizzas with a special dinner deal: $20 gets you pizza and a glass of beer, wine or soft drink. If you are a connoisseur of pizza, you may want to invest in a loyalty card; for $50 you get to experience three different restaurants (over three different nights – don’t worry about not being able to fit it all in!). There are plenty of pizzerias to choose from, each boasting their own specialties, but here are some standout menu items that you probably don’t want to miss.
Scoozi in Ascot Vale, boasts dinner “just like Nonna made” – and how could you go wrong with that? Your pizza is cooked in less than two minutes in a traditional wood fired oven that burns at 420 degrees Celsius, so you won’t have to wait long for your supper! Have a visit on the 18th of June, and fold your pizza over before eating it – the traditional Naples way.
Head over to Fitzroy on June 23, and check out Feldman’s. Their offerings include a prosciutto, fig and gorgonzola topping, which sounds to die for. Pinocchio gives you the choice of two venues on June 27 – enjoy your dinner in either Hampton or South Yarra. Try the patate topping; sound delicious and hearty on a chilly Melbourne winter night.
If you’re looking for one event with the most pizza variety, you really cannot go past the closing event. Marking the end of the Melbourne Pizza Festival for another year, this is an all you-can-eat extended lunch, starting at 12 noon, and carrying on until 4pm. If you can’t fit in a single bite more, the music and the atmosphere are sure to make up for it. Best of all, some of the profits will be donated to Made for Ethiopia, an Italian charity interested in giving aid to children and women in Ethiopia; a brilliant reason to eat pizza if ever there was one.