Pizza Palooza: A Great Night of Pizza Tasting

Paul Teixeira - Ragazzi Pizza

Paul Teixeira – Ragazzi Pizza

On Wednesday February 17, we presented our 1st tasting tour of pizza held all over downtown and East Van. The evening event started off at the Hot Art Wet City gallery where guests had a chance to view a pizza themed art show that featured works from 80 local artists on display.

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Each of the restaurants participating had served up a couple slices of different pizza creations for guests to enjoy. Guests then had a chance to visit many different types of pizzerias throughout the event, meet some new food loving friends, meet the chefs, and learn about each of the participating restaurants and their styles of pizza.

Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Inside the oven at Pizza Garden

Inside the oven at Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Sonia Sidhu (Radio Host at The Peak and Sunny Lenarduzi)

Sonia Sidhu (Radio Host at The Peak and Sunny Lenarduzzi)

Pizza Garden

Pizza Garden

Menu selections served

Quattro Formagi – Mozzarella, fior di latte, grano padano, pomodoro, gorgonzola, and ricotta (V)

Classico – Tomato Sauce, Mozzarella, Fior di Latte, Grana Padano, Hot Soppressata

Ruchetta – Alfredo Sauce, Mozzarella, Fior di Latte, Grana Padano, Mushrooms, Red Onion, Arugula, Olive Oil (V)

Calabria – Mozzarella, fior di latte, grano padano, pomodoro, capicolla, house-made fennel sausage, and soppressatta.

 

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Ragazzi Pizza

Menu selections served

Spicy Marg Twist- San Marzano sauce fresh basil chilli flakes, garlic, on mozzarella. (V)

Quattro Stagioni– prosciutto cutto, salami, mushroom, ricotta cheese and dry basil on mozzarella and tomato base.

Prosciutto e Rucola– prosciutto crudo  San Marzano sauce with fresh arugula.

Vegetariano– red & green peppers, onions, mushroom and olives on mozzarella and tomato base. (V)

 

Nonna’s Table

Nona's Table

Nonna’s Table

Nona's Table

Nonna’s Table

Nona's Table

Nonna’s Table

Menu selections served

Funghi Misti – Roasted mushrooms, bocconcini and shaved grana padano, fresh panna (V)

Nonna’s Pizza – Prosciutto di parma, bocconcini and grana padano, arugula, tomato sauce

 

Straight outta Brooklyn 

Straight outta Brooklyn Pizza

Straight outta Brooklyn

Straight outta Brooklyn Pizza

Straight outta Brooklyn

Straight outta Brooklyn Pizza

Straight outta Brooklyn

Straight outta Brooklyn Pizza

Straight outta Brooklyn

Menu selections served

Original – Margherita (V)

Classic – Pepperoni

White – Mozzarella, fior di latte, ricotta, grana padano, garlic, oregano (V)

Spice – Capicollo, spicy salami

 

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Zero Zero Pizzeria

Menu selections served

Vegetable Pizza – fresh mozza, bell peppers coulis, zucchini, white onions, cherry tomatoes, mixed greens and balsamic reduction. (V)

Contadina Pizza – fresh mozza, tomato sauce, smoked chicken, sundried tomato, red onions and oregano

This was such a fun night of pizza tasting around the city.

By: Richard Wolak