As I mentioned in my previous post, the Melbourne Pizza Festival is on right now. For more information, read about it here.
I was fortunate enough to have been invited to attend a couple of events. I was also honoured to have met the Pizza Festival Director, Matteo Rubbettino. Matteo created this festival because he wanted Australians to experience the variations of pizzas from different regions and to showcase the pizza makers that create their pizzas with passion and skill.
I attended my first event at Feldman’s in Fitzroy where Chef Andrea Caroli, works his magic on creating delectable pizzas. Along with Jason Pitt looking after us, my pizza experience at Feldman’s was a memorable one.
Hubby and I enjoyed 2 pizza’s at Feldman’s. One was the Bocconcini, gorgonzola, semi dried figs, prosciutto. This pizza is one of their more popular ones. The sweetness of the figs counteracts the saltiness of the prosciutto and gorgonzola. It was fantastic.
Also tried the Tomato, fior di latte, italian sausage, mushroom, smoked scarmoza. I’ve never had fior di latte (mozzarella made from cow) or scarmoza cheese before, so I had to try this one. It, too was tasty. I’m glad we made the right choices.
Our second Pizza festival event was at Za-Za’s in Richmond. Za-Za’s is a trattoria in true casalinga style: warm and welcoming, expressive and passionate, with plentiful food and excellent coffee. The service is friendly and personal. Morena Miceli likes to make sure her customers are well fed and happy when they leave. This time hubby and I decided to take the kiddies along as they too, love pizza and we knew they would enjoy the true taste of pizza served at Za-Za’s. And, of course, they did.
We tried The Bufalina Pizza, which has Italian tomato salsa, local buffalo mozzarella by Giorgio Linguanti of That’s Amore Cheese, basil & E.V.O Oil It was light and fresh. There was plenty of sauce and cheese.
We also tried the Pucinella Pizza, which was amazing. It is half Margherita & half Calzone filled with leg ham & Fior di Latte. The ham in the calzone was amazing and full of flavour.
I’m glad we attended events of the Pizza Festival. It gave us the opportunity to try authentic pizzas at amazing restaurants.
If you want to attend events, you still have time. The festival will come to a close this Sunday 30th June 2013 where a closing event will be held. You can purchase tickets to attend. It’s $25 for all-you-can-eat pizza. Now that’s a deal! Check out their website here to find out how to get your hands on these tickets.
I attended the 2 events courtesy of Kathryn from Keepleft PR and Matteo of Pizza Festival.