Autumn 2015 at PizzaExpress

Launching across the UK from Tuesday 6th October,  our new menu embraces comforting Autumnal ingredients and combines them with new iconic flavours to create a delicious new range of dishes.

STARTERS
calamari

Mouth-wateringly delicious Calamari (£6.20) will be added to the menu as a starter this autumn.

Calamari rings are lightly coated in breadcrumbs to produce the delightful combination of textures, which makes Calamari so popular. Served simply with a wedge of lemon and Caesar dressing, this lovely little dish will set the scene for the rest of the meal.

Risotto has long been a menu favourite at PizzaExpress and now risotto fans can rejoice as yet another variety is added to the menu. The new Risotto Mio GF V N (£5.90) combines chestnut and closed cup mushrooms with truffle to create a warming, sophisticated dish.

MAINS

bolog

A new addition to the ‘Al Forno’ range, the Pennette Bolognese (£11.40) is a comforting oven baked dish.

Made using rich beef and porcini mushroom ragu, this dish has real depth and is topped with Gran Milano cheese, to add even more intensity to the dish. A real heart-warming and comforting dish for cold autumn and winter nights.

Earlier this year PizzaExpress ran a competition, ‘Create Your New Favourite’ to find a new pizza recipe to add to their menu. With over 60,000 entries, it was hard work to pick a winner, but Patricia Moroney’s creation was a clear winner, with the public vote choosing it over the other four finalists.

The winning pizza is the Romana Autunno (£13.60). 

autunno

Inspired by the colours of autumn, with red chorizo, orange butternut squash and dark green spinach, combined with the creaminess of goat’s cheese and the warmth of chilli flakes, this dish embraces the very best things about the season.

In addition to the winning pizza, they’ll be other varieties launching on the menu this October.

formaggi

Cheese fans of the world rejoice, for there is finally a pizza which indulges all cheese dreams. The new Formaggi 65 V (£11.00 Classic/£12.75 Romana) combines mozzarella with buffalo mozzarella and Gran Milano cheese before being baked. A final shaving of Gran Milano and an olive in the middle complete this cheese delight.

soho

The new Soho 65 V (£11.55 Classic/£13.30 Romana), named after the birthplace of PizzaExpress, in Soho in 1965, this is a simple pizza made more flavoursome with the addition of creamy buffalo mozzarella.

A simple base of passata and mozzarella with black olives is cooked in the oven and then topped with rocket, shaved gran Milano and torn buffalo mozzarella. Also available with an upgrade of cured Italian meats (£1.75).

napoletana

Napoletana 65 (£11.55 Classic/£13.30 Romana) is another celebration of PizzaExpress’ original recipes. A combination of delicious olives, capers and anchovies – all ingredients which have been on the menu since 1965.

This pizza is baked without cheese, and fresh buffalo mozzarella is torn onto the top before serving, to smooth out the punchy flavours in the base.

SIDES

nocciola

New to the menu this season, the Potato Nocciola V GF (£3.30) are a great accompaniment to any meal.

These small fluffy potato noisettes are baked in the oven and then served with Gran Milano cheese and fresh parsley. A great crunchy, fluffy mouthful of potato. Try with a drizzle of truffle oil to add extra punch.

DESSERTS

bombolini

An Italian take on the traditional doughnut, Bombolini V (£5.95) are small doughnut balls with a jam centre.

Baked in the oven and served with gelato, these are a great little dessert to round off a meal.

sharing trio

Find it too hard to decide on a dessert? Then the Sharing Trio V (£7.30) is for you.

Three desserts are served up to share with your table including a Dolcetti Lemon Posset, a Dolcetti  Chocolate Brownie and two scoops of Primo Gelato.

salted caramel

A new addition to the Dolcetti range of small desserts, the Salted Caramel Profiteroles Dolcetti V (£5.20) are sure to be popular.

These beautiful profiteroles are filled with a creamy caramel and topped with a delicate crunchy salty topping. Perfect for those looking for something sweet to finish off their meal.

Visit www.pizzaexpress.com to discover new menu items for the whole family.

And the winner is…

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For only the second time in our 50 year history, a devoted customer is having their idea for a new pizza featured on the menu.
From 6 October, customers can order the Romana Autunno, the winning recipe in our ‘Create Your New Favourite’ competition. The creator of the new pizza, Patricia Moroney from Powerdham in Exeter, has also won £10,000 and a holiday to the Amalfi coast.

Exceeding all expectations, over 60,000 people entered the competition online, choosing from a list of 250 ingredients. Celebrity entrants included Made in Chelsea’s Binky Falstead and Jamie Laing, who created ‘The Binky’ and ‘The Lost Boi’. Entries were whittled down by a panel of judges to just five before going to the public vote.

Patricia’s pizza was inspired by the colours of autumn and features smoky chorizo, sweet, garlic-roasted butternut squash, creamy goat’s cheese, dark green spinach and chilli flakes. It comes on a thin and crispy Romana base and is finished with a drizzle of chilli oil, giving the Romana Autunno a spicy kick.

Patricia joined the pizzaiolos at PizzaExpress Taunton for the first, exclusive taste of her pizza and said, “I’m on cloud nine. I still can’t believe my pizza won or how delicious it tastes. I’m giving some of my winnings to two charities that are important to me – Force Cancer Charity and Swindon Young Carers, and I can’t wait to visit the Amalfi coast.”