So the folks at Zomato invited a few pizza-loving bloggers to do a rather serious job at Pizza Pilgrims in Kingly Court; as “Pizza Gods”, we had to judge five of their chefs’ creations and choose which one gets to be their Guest Pizza of the Month. Tough job, aye?
Topped with saffron-infused ricotta, fried courgettes, provola & Parmesan bread crumbs, this pizza almost sounded like a health kick and a half. The name does it justice; it’s darn yellow and the flavours are rather mellow. I’d’ve liked a bit more saffron flavour but overall it’s decent enough to gobble.
This was the Godfather of all pizzas that night with its smooth pumpkin purée base and toppings of pancetta, rosemary and provola. The pumpkin gave it a nice hint of sweetness but the pork and rosemary balanced it out nicely. It screamed Autumn all over, and it’s the type you want to eat come sweater weather. It proved to be the group’s favourite.
This was really not a crowd pleaser. It’s a margherita with tuna, sweetcorn, black olives, sliced red onion, parmesan & basil. Harsh as it may sound, it was essentially similar to those pizzas you get from those takeaway joints after a huge bender. Why, oh why?!
White pizza with Italian fennel salsiccia, onion & porcini gravy, mashed potato, basil & parmesan. The flavours are wintry and comforting. Though I found this pizza quite heavy (hello carb on carb), it’s meaty and hearty and definitely my second favourite of the night.
Whilst we digest our pizza intake for the night, James brought out a round (or two… or three) of their homemade digestif.
Pococello is made with lemons from Amalfi and spirit from the UK. An excellent collaboration between Chase Vodka, Pizza Pilgrims and Terrone Coffee. Best served ice-cold, I admittedly enjoyed sipping this until the wee merry hours of the night.
We just had to have the nutella and salted ricotta pizza ring for dessert. This photo was clearly taken before I poked it hungrily. Shame I don’t have a photo of it whilst the chocolate oozed out like a bebe waiting for ten months (Frankie does, though). Don’t leave Pizza Pilgrims without having this. It’s delicious!