Eat (gorgeous) Pizza, Help Save Lives

4 07 2012

The 2012 Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series, in support of Children’s Hospital Trust, is now entering its third month. The deal is that R5 is donated per Celeb Chef pizza sold, and there’s a new Pizza special each month, and so far over R85,000 has already made its way over to the needy children at the Red Cross Hospital.

The Celebrity Chef Pizza for July is the lip-smacking Liplekker Ribbetjie from renowned Pierneef Head Chef, Chris Erasmus. And if the name alone hasn’t set your tongue dancing, imagine a bechamel-style base, with roasted garlic and rosemary, topped with mozzarella, smoked and braised lamb soutribbetjie, caramelised onion, pears poached in port, fresh rocket and a sprinkling of rosemary salt. It is a unique and delicious combination that has to be sampled and savoured, and you’re lucky I’m here to tell you more instead of already in line waiting to place my order. Thank me later.

Chris Erasmus is the Head Chef of (the incredible) Pierneef à la Motte Restaurant in Franschhoek. He’s worked in restaurants like the world-famous The Tasting Room and Le Quartier Français, and he’s arguably South Africa’s king of Karoo-gourmet style food.

And hey, slow pokes, entries have now closed for the inaugural Pizza Challenge and the judges are hard at work testing the delicious pizza creations from over 700 entrants. The winner will be announced mid-July and in addition to the honour of being crowned the Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef for August, he/she will walk away with a year’s supply of delicious slices from Col’Cacchio pizzeria and other exciting prizes from the Series’ sponsors, Peroni, Place in the Sun Wines and Coca Cola.

Still two months to go, two delicious Celebrity Chef Pizzas to be sampled, and lots more money to be raised for this worthy cause. Love it.

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* Please note that this was a sponsored article. While I don’t just post sponsored articles willy-nilly, I believe in the work that Col’Cacchio is doing for the Children’s Hospital Trust and am proud to support their efforts.

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