August 14, 2014 Old Town, pizza, Street food 2 Comments

Van

Van

The BBC’s Festival Garden at Potterow swapped over their food provision from the excellent Smoak, which delighted us with burrito action for the first half of the Festival, to Newcastle based pizza outfit Pizzette, yesterday. I took the chance, in between shows, to give them a whirl.

Rather amusingly, the chirpy counter women were a little perplexed as to what exactly the Edinburgh Festival was all about. They were new to the whole experience so have all the wonders that seasoned Festival goers have grown used to, to discover anew. Lucky them!

Menu board

Menu board

Anyhoo, their offering covers breakfast piadinas and 6″ pizzas with a range of toppings.

I was lured in by mention of a wild mushroom, roast garlic and thyme pizza (£5.50). The friendly folks asked if I wanted a traditional tomato based or garlic and olive oil sauce. I was happy to go with the latter, as I was assured that it worked very nicely with the mushroom topping.

Pizza

Pizza

Freshly rolling the dough and applying the toppings, they were soon sliding the pizza into their wood-fired oven. Within a couple of minutes, it was bubbling and ready.

Having snapped the requisite photos, I began munching. The base was soft and fluffy; substantial but with wonderful lightness. The topping elements came together beautifully. The many whole garlic cloves were just wonderful, with lovely buttery garlic sweetness. It was spectacularly good.

Nearby SoLaTiDough is doing very good pizza in a completely different, much thinner-based style, but in the battle for Festival pizza supremacy my vote goes to the Geordies over the Weegies.

So another five-star food experience from this year’s Festival. Pizzette really hit the spot. I’d strongly recommend a visit as I’m confident you’ll be as impressed as I was.

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Written by BKR