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Friday, November 10, 2006

Pizza Royale 007!

A friend of mine, Dominic Crolla recently won PAPA’s (The Pizza and Pasta Association) Pizza Designer of the Year Award for 2006. It was a pizza specially created to coincide with the new James Bond movie, "Casino Royale".

Therefore, via eBay, to celebrate National Pizza Indulgence Day on 17th November, The Fred Hollows Foundation (UK) in association with The Pizza and Pasta Association (PAPA) are auctioning this magnificent example of the pizza maker's art.

The prize is one pizza (described below), prepared for the winner by Domenico Crolla at his Bella Napoli restaurant (85 Kilmarnock Road, Glasgow G41 3YR Tel: 07971098765) or in your home - subject to agreement (email the seller to confirm prior to placing your bid if you have any doubt).

“The title is very appropriate given the expensive ingredients and use of gold leaf. If James Bond ate pizza, this would be the one," says Domenico. "The dough is hand made using the finest Canadian & Italian blended wheat, flavoured with Extra Virgin olive oil, organic Australian honey, organic egg yolks and Italian sun-dried tomatoes. It’s allowed to mature for 24 hours to develop taste and texture. The sauce is made with top quality Neapolitan tomatoes produced to D.O.C standards - delicious and expensive – and hand-picked, organic basil and oregano. Hand-picked saffron gives exotic colour and flavour to the sauce as do the best quality, hand-pressed Italian olive oils. The toppings will be laid out on the base like an antipasto dish, not one ‘big combo’, allowing the individual flavours to stand out. Toppings include Beluga caviar, Scottish smoked wild salmon, and San Daniele Prosciutto drizzled with Modena extra special vintage balsamic vinegar. Lobster marinated in Remy Martin Louis XIII cognac, grilled Scottish venison medallions with sweet Bourbon glaze, grilled Aberdeen Angus fillet and corn-fed fajita chicken made with imported Mexican chillis would complete the line-up. After baking , the pizza is topped with hand torn (not sliced) Mozzarella di Buffalo and thinly shaved white truffles and dressed with 24 carat gold leaf giving this epic pizza a look which is both expensive and unique."

This is a charity listing so bid generously and, you never know, you might also break the record for the World's Most Expensive pizza which currently stands around £2,000. All the money raised through the auction will be going to The Fred Hollows Foundation UK (registered charity no. 1074478) that provides cataract operations for blind people in developing countries (Every £16 raised means that another person will get their sight back).

It's for a good cause so get bidding!

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