In the Kitchen
Seven tempting summer pizzas from Canadian pizza makers
By Canadian Pizza
By Canadian Pizza
Simcoe, Ont. – With summer in full swing, Canadian Pizza asked pizza makers to describe their favourite summer pizza and what they like to wash it down with.
Here are seven of our most mouthwatering replies:
“Hmmmm . . . favourite summer pizza would be the Matador Pizza famous ‘Traditional Greek’ or #17 on our menu. Topped with baby spinach, red onion, feta cheese, fresh Roma tomatoes, chopped garlic, oregano and our full-fat local mozzarella . . . paired with our amazing Canadian Pinot Grigio. It’s sexy! It’s summer! It’s delicious!”
–Jason Seitanidis, Matador Pizza and Steakhouse in Calgary
“Margherita with the freshest available ingredients and a cold Sol.”
–Jamie Broderick, BigBites Pizzeria, New Liskeard, Ont.
“My favourite pizza is my new Taco Bake Pizza with San Pellegrino Blood Orange beverage.”
–Maurizio Mascioli, Maurizio’s Pizzeria, Parry Sound, Ont.
“Here is one of Zolas favourite summer pizzas and in celebrating Canada’s 150th we put our twist on the Canadian invention, The Hawaiian! Our version uses spicy capicollo wafer-thin slices of fresh pineapple with a dollop of our Zolas Zambal sauce – made with pureed sun-dried tomatoes, chili, oregano, and EVOO. Yummy!”
–Antonio Vacchio, Zolas Restaurant, Nepean, Ont.
“I like to sit on our patio and eat our pulled pork pizza while drinking a Split Rail beer. Any of them will do but their Loon Song Stout is amazing.”
–Richard Anger, Buoys Eatery, Gore Bay, Ont.
“San Marzano tomato sauce, fior di latte mozzarella, chorizo, caramelized onions, fresh sliced pears and spotted with Gorgonzola.”
–Rodolfo Santo, Gino’s Pizza & Spaghetti, Kingston, Ont.
“My favourite summer pizza is dough made with flour type 0, fresh mozzarella, mousse potato, mascarpone, black pepper, grilled octopus, red currant, parsley and lemon oil spray. To drink, I like the Aperol Spritz: three parts Prosecco, two parts Aperol, one part soda water and an orange slice.”
–Carlo Raillo, Vivo Ristorante, Edmonton, Alta.
Do you have a favourite summer pie? Let us know!