professional pizza taster review

Review #4

Carbonara

Bacon, Egg, Parmesan, Mozzarella, Lemon Zest, Black Pepper, Roast Garlic

 
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flavour

Score: 4.6 / 5

The citrus is a great touch, but could be pronounced more delicately. The roast garlic wasn’t as potent as expected. With a slight tweak, this could be a very special feast.

appearance

Score: 4.9 / 5

Rich in colour and the egg is exciting on the eye. Basil chopped and evenly spread. The dough has bubbled, charred and cracked, the imperfections are beautiful.

texture

Score: 4.2 / 5

Great pizza to get hands on with. Solid to hold, with little to fall away whilst grabbing a slice. The different elements offer established textures, keeping the pizza interesting after every bite.

on the nose

Score: 4.8 / 5

The smell of fresh basil and zest float in the air. The bacon and egg combination makes the mouth water.


 

tasting notes/description

"The pizza carbonara has an egg cracked on the middle of the pizza, just before hitting the oven. The yolk is an extremely rich yellow, edging on orange in colour and is still runny. The free-range eggs used are supplied from a farm just a twenty minute drive from Green Park Station, where Bath Pizza Co are situated. Either dip some crusts into the yolk or indeed, spread all over the top for total enjoyment.

Small chunks of soft, salty bacon are buried amongst deliciously creamy mozzarella. The cheese used is of superb quality, leaving no grease hanging around in your mouth, or floating on top. 

Generous amounts of finely chopped basil kept the pizza fresh to taste amongst all the rich indulgent flavours. The coarse black pepper bounced off the basil, and kept me excited.

Lemon zest is all over the pizza. An extra layer of flavour has been achieved, and without this touch, the plate would be much heavier going. It’s a great idea to use citrus but it was perhaps a little over zealous with the distribution of such a strong flavour. A slimline scattering is all that is needed to achieve a subtle lift, and should stay clear of the egg, as it was delicious on its own.

On reflection, this pizza looks stunning and tastes heroic. Each individual element is a very familiar flavour, and the marriage is concluded with lemon rind keeping the taste buds alive wanting more. Forget spaghetti carbonara, you’ll be blown away by this carbonara pizza with a rustic twist!"

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