Bring Together the Caribbean and Italy with Carnival-Inspired Pizzas

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Bring Together the Caribbean and Italy with Carnival-Inspired Pizzas

The upcoming August bank holiday signals one major event for many Londoners – Notting Hill Carnival. Every year hoards of people descend on Notting Hill to enjoy Europe's biggest street festival which has been celebrating London's multicultural history for over 50 years.

Planning to spend an afternoon with the festival crowds? We've come up with two customised pizzas that will let you bring some of the Caribbean flavours of the street party home with you at the end of the day.

The Jerk Chicken Pizza

One of the most popular Notting Hill Carnival dishes is jerk chicken, a traditional Jamaican dish of chicken marinated in jerk spice then cooked in a specially made barrel barbecue. Enjoy the BBQ flavour of this dish by topping your pizza with our smoked chicken then add some heat to it with spicy scotch bonnet chillies, or a sprinkle of our dried chilli flakes. Jerk chicken is a spicy, smoky dish with a hint of sweetness so finish off your pizza with sweetcorn as a nod to the grilled sweetcorn that is served at the carnival.

The Veggie Pizza Jerk-Style

Just because you choose a vegetarian lifestyle doesn't mean you have to miss out on the unique flavours of the Caribbean. Keep the characteristic jerk flavours with the same fiery scotch bonnets but pair them with our grilled aubergine for a hint of smokiness. Add on some of our grilled courgettes as well to really champion the BBQ flavour while creating a pizza that makes the most of seasonal vegetables. Take inspiration from the bean, coconut, and sweet potato cakes created at the famous carnival food stall, Mama's Jerk Station, and complete your carnival pizza with chunks of sweet potato, adding the touch of sweetness to the dish.

No festive summer meal is complete with our the perfect drink to compliment it. Enjoy your Carnival feast with a couple of ice cold Birra Moretti. Need a little sweetness at the end of your pizza party? Round it all off with our refreshing tropical fruit salad, made with a mix of exotic fruits.

Bring the festivities home with you this year with a pizza that pays homage to the rich and vibrant flavours of Notting Hill Carnival and the Caribbean. What toppings would you use on your perfect carnival pizza? Let us know via Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram!

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