Pizza Less Ordinary at Pizza Rossa

Inspired by the street food vendors of Italy,  Pizza Rossa,  the artisanal pizza al taglio – by the square slice – opens its first permanent outlet at London Wall this month and I was pleased to be invited to the launch party. What I loved most about the pizzas aside from the fresh ingredients was their base. The base was light yet crispy and very moreish! Thankfully it’s a healthy base otherwise I would have left feeling too full!

Pizza Rossa Foodie Map of Italy!

Pizza Rossa Foodie Map of Italy!

A fellow guest eagerly grabs a slice!

A fellow guest eagerly grabs a slice!

The Pizza Rossa team uses less wheat to create a uses an innovative process for a dough which is crisp and crunchy, lower calorie. Located just a couple of minutes away from Moorgate, this is the perfect spot for City workers, pizzas are ready in 90 seconds (even though they don’t taste like it!).  It’s fast Italian food created with care and authenticity!

PIZZA ROSSA  168 London Wall London EC2M 5QD

@pizzarossaUK

A Pint of HopHead at The Woolwich Equitable

When one of our favourite twitter friends, @lawrieblaz, decided to review some beer for the blog it made perfect sense as The There’s A Beer For That Campaign is doing its bit to encourage beer and food matching (even though Lawrie doesn’t actually eat anything whilst drinking his beer…)
Read on and let us know if you agree with @lawrieblaz.
Hop Head Ale

Hop Head Ale

I love ales. Every self respecting pub should have a a selection for some of us who love proper flavour in our drink. Woolwich’s newest public house, Woolwich Equitable, is one such pub.
I went in for a quick drink last Friday and from their hand pumps I picked the 3.8% HopHead from the Dark Star Brewing Company.   The brewer describes it as light and hoppy so I decided to find out.
I was offered and I accepted a jug which of course is the proper vessel an ale  (well done Woolwich Equitable) should be served in. The drink itself is pale gold/honey coloured with a creamy white head. There were no signs of carbonation bubbles which was a good sign for me. Overly carbonated alcohol tastes horribly fizzy on my palette.
Lifting the jug to my lips, I was met by HopHead’s gentle and pleasant aroma. It has a drinkable light taste with a fairly bitter finish. Now, I like surprises but I think flavour should be consistent. Bitter all the way or light throughout. I still give it major points for being only lightly carbonated though, it helps makes it taste smoother.
I do like bitter but this mix of two flavours, light with bitter finish, isn’t my jug of ale. It makes HopHead good but not great.
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