Last Thursday I was invited to try the new V I Pizza from Prezzo. This new range is a collaboration with Aldo Zilli so I dutifully popped along, in the name of science of course, to check them out.
Walking through the door I was greeted with Prosecco and I knew immediately it was my kind of event! The pizza swiftly followed so I got stuck in, mingled and knocked back a couple of cheeky drinks.
The Pizzas come in four varieties – Meat/Fish/Veg and Light... You can also go North and South which is half meat half veggie. Looks wise they are very similar to the Zizzi Rustica offering but thankfully the similarity ends there.
I have been known to be a bit of a pizza snob but I couldn't fault these at all. The toppings are fresh, the bread thin and crisp basically everything was spot on. I really loved the meat pizza, great spicy sausages and fresh chilli; I could have quite happily eaten a whole one!
I was really surprised by the fish pizza I have to say. Normally when you put prawns into a Pizza oven you’d expect to pull out some little pink bullets but these were perfectly cooked.
After to speaking with Paul Lewis, the Prezzo Executive Chef, I got a really good feeling for the development process as well. Zilli was very hands on and it’s clear that both these guys really do love their pizza.
The evening was fantastic and I stayed far longer than I should have. It ended drinking Sambuca with the kitchen team... I woke up drunk on Friday, smelling of pizza and thinking it was Saturday. It was not a great start to the day but it made me smile all the same!