Nothing says Italy quite like its food, and nothing says Italian food like pizza. Sharing its passion and expertise for the Italian speciality; Carluccio’s will host a two-month long celebration of all things pizza. Taking place from 26th July to 27th September, Festa Della Pizza will showcase an array of limited edition sweet and savoury pizzas alongside interactive kids’ pizza making classes. In addition, Carluccio’s food shops will feature a special display of chilli oils and chilli based products, the ideal accompaniment for pizza at home.
Sweet or Savoury
Serving authentic Roman-style pizzas with perfectly charred crusts, pizza lovers will have the chance to discover a range of inspired flavour combinations throughout the festival alongside the usual à la carte menu. Available at restaurants in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Doha, must-tries include the Anatra e Fichi – tomato, mozzarella, shredded duck confit, fresh figs, rocket salad, parmesan shavings and aged balsamic vinegar and the Calzone Ortolana – folded pizza will balsamic roasted vegetables, goats’ cheese, mozzarella and black olives. Meanwhile, seafood fans will appreciate the Granchio e Gamberi, topped with crab meat, shrimps, mozzarella, grated zucchini, red chilli, basil and lemon oil.
Sweet tooth? Then indulge in one of the unique dessert pizzas; served on a crispy golden base, they are the perfect way to finish a meal. Choose the fruity Passione e Amarena topped with mascarpone passion fruit cream and Italian Amarena “Fabbri” cherries or the classic Nutella e Banana with Italian Nutella and sliced banana.
Those looking to add a little heat to their menu can head to Carluccio’s food shops, which will be showcasing a selection of chilli oils and chilli based products throughout the festival. Made from quality Italian olives and infused with chillies dried under the Calabrian sun, chilli oil is endlessly useful in the kitchen and perfectly complements pizza as well as pasta, salads and any other dishes that require a kick. Choose between the traditional chilli oil and chilli and garlic oil, whilst the Tre Oli set makes a lovely gift for any keen cook. In keeping with the fiery theme, a selection of chilli salsa, pesto and pasta will also be available for rustling up impressive suppers for friends and family at home.
Pizza Master Classes for Kids
Have you got a mini chef in the making? Carluccio’s will be offering fun and hands-on pizza master classes for kids. Led by an expert chef, little ones can get messy whilst kneading, baking and decorating before sitting down to enjoy their creations.