And the winner is…
October 1, 2015
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.”