A Zomato Meetup at Pizza Pilgrims

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Now there’s nothing I like more than a good slice of pizza – or two – except when it comes with a side of bloggers and being called a Pizza God. Oh yes, for an evening I was a Pizza God at Pizza Pilgrims, Kingly Court with Zomato and a host of other lovely bloggers to pick their pizza of the month for October.  
Intrigued? I bet you are…!

First up, I adored these graphics that the Zomato team had whipped up for us – how great is this? Okay, fair enough there’s a lot of eggs benny on my Instragram feed and on my blog, and who doesn’t love avocados?!

The chefs were asked to create their favourite pizza with whatever ingredients they wanted for us to judge – it turned into quite a fierce competition! There were some real winners and well, some really not so great pizzas.

We started with Dario’s Mellow Yellow: ricotta, saffron, fried courgettes and Parmesan bread crumbs. Oh yeah! Even for someone who isn’t hugely fussed by courgettes I really liked this – it was so different, the saffron gave it a bit of a kick (though I thought it could have done with a little more) and the ricotta was delicious.

As with all blogging events, there were cameras everywhere – though at least everyone knew that you couldn’t touch the food until everyone had taken their photos!

I was so pleased to finally meet Honey from The Girl Next Shore – she’s as sweet in person as she is on her blog!

Sam from Sam The Food Fan getting her Instagram on… It was a very IG friendly evening!

Okay, so this wasn’t a chef creation – but you can’t go wrong with a palette cleanser of a Marghertia pizza can you? Though I have to say a little less sauce would have been better as it was a little soggy.

Isn’t Honey gorgeous?! I’m really looking forward to seeing her again soon and getting to know her a little more.

So the first pizza went down well, but pizza of the month? Probably not.

Now THIS is a pizza. A real showstopper, tickle your tastebuds pizza. The Zuca, I Am Your Father is my idea of an autumn pizza come true: pumpkin base, fried rosemary, pancetta and mozzarella.

Heaven. Actual foodporn heaven.

So many Instagrams taken, shutters snapped and ooohs and ahhhhhhs abounded as we munched our way through this one.

I may have had two slices. Maybe 3. It was epic. Seriously one of the best pizzas I’ve had – and after going to Venice, that’s saying something!

You can tell I was enjoying this one!

Now the next one I was very disappointed by – it was basically a plain pizza with sweetcorn, tuna and olives. I’m not a tuna fan, never have been, never will be, so I didn’t have any, but judging by the reactions (and the amount left on the plates) this wasn’t a winner.

I love a good catch up with Andrea – she’s an absolute dream and I was lucky enough to be seeing her twice in one week!

Look at us – really good friends ’cause of our lovely little blogs!

Next I hear you ask… Sausage and Mash pizza. Hmmmmm. I’m not really a mash fan so this was never going to go down well in my books. I found it really quite heavy, bearing in mind it’s a bread base with a potato “sauce”. Having said that, the topping was delicious – I just wish it hadn’t been so heavy. 

The last pizza we were served was the most disappointing – it was essentially a salad on a pizza. And if I want a salad, I’ll order a salad – I won’t order it on a pizza.

Not quiiiite ready to finish our evening of being Pizza God’s, our lovely host, James, whipped out a bottle of Pizza Pilgrims’ house limoncello.

And poured everyone a very healthy glass…

Which we all polished off very happily! It really was delicious – I could get far too used to drinking this!

Andrea made possibly the best call of the night and asked to order the signature Nutella pizza.

That’s right: Pizza and Nutella – a winning combination if ever there was one. I loved the slightly salty and sweet combination – it was heavenly! Definitely a must order when you visit!

We voted the Zuca, I Am Your Father as the Pizza of the Month – a very well deserved winner! If you want to taste this slice of heaven (which I’m telling you – you do!) you can order it throughout October in Kingly Court.

I had a hilarious evening chatting away with some of my favourite bloggers – especially this lovely lady, the hysterical Frankie from The Mayfairy. 

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Pizza Pilgrims – I’ll be back! Even though I didn’t enjoy all of the pizzas, I did love the base – it was such a great salty taste and delicious texture, and definitely one of the best in London.

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