Sunday, February 26, 2012

"Oscar" pizza design reveled!

The pizza designers are in and the tally has been completed.  One note for next year, never, never do this on a empty stomach.
This year a first has happened.  Never in the one year contest has a tie between two designed pizzas has happened. So without further delay and waiting for the stupid music play at the end of each "Thank You" speech we announce the winners and 1 honorable mention.
The Winners are:
Virginia Williams- Hawaiian Spam Pizza from "The Decedents"

Paria Amini- Thin Crust Pizza from "War Horse"

and the honorable mention to: Dennis Roberts- Lavender Pizza from "Midnight in Paris"

Thanks to everyone that entered.  If you ever want to try your own pizza at home you can purchase dough from us and fix it the way you like.

Following is the recipe for the winners and honorable mention.
Both winner will receive a $30 gift certificate and a free XLG PIZZA with the possibility of another $20 gift certificate if their movie wins best picture.

Honorable mention will receive a $20 gift certificate.

CO-WINNER: Virginia Williams- Haywain Spam Pizza.
Virginia is from Hawaii going back often.  She used items that she loved in Hawaii and added it the pizza. Toppings: Spam, Mango Chutney, Sweet Red Bell Peppers, Red Onions, garlic and Feta Cheese.

CO-WINNER: Paria Amini: Thin Crust "War Horse"
Not only is the pizza very good but also she gave a very compelling reason why it is a "War Horse" pizza. The Pizza is made on a thin crust pizza with caramelized onions and goat cheese then baked.  As it comes our you add prosciutto and basil.

Her reason:
The film I have chosen to highlight is "War Horse."

Basil: Basil comes from the Greek word basileus, which means "king." This represents how Joey stands out from other horses, and how, as the movie states, is a "miraculous kind of horse," unlike any other.

Goat Cheese: The long history of goat cheese reflects the journey Joey is on and the many places he goes.

Caramelized Onion: The caramelized onions symbolize the blend of the bitter and sweet elements of the story.

Prosciutto: The process to make prosciutto is very exact. There is a specific process the meat must undergo and an intricate aging method. In the same way, Albert's beautiful friendship with Joey is special, and took time and effort to cultivate.

HONORABLE MENTION: Dennis Roberts.  Unfortunately fresh figs are not in season but this is one we have to keep in mind for the summer!.  This is a pizza for "Midnight in Paris". A pizza skin is layered with Fresh Mozzarella and sliced figs, lavender and honey.

This is a late night pizza that leaves you wishing that you were sitting at an outdoor cafe in Paris, with the street scenes and aromas of the city enveloping you and your lover.

Thanks again for all those that entered!

"Great Food, Great Friends, Great Times"
Diana and Al Vallorz
Tony & Alba's Pizza and Pasta

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