Hub of Italian deliciousness Farina 00 Pasta and Wine in Goodwood launched their brand-new Sicilian style pizza menu to the world - decked out with a spread only Nonna could replicate. Smooth red wines and Italian beers were on offer as well as a procession of four different kind pizza heaven.
Everyone’s belly began to stir from the long trays of fresh pasta scattered around the restaurant, amongst bottles of green olive oil and loaves of crusty continental bread. Owner and Head Chef Lewis Marro and Pizza magician Domenico Messina knew how to start the dining experience off - the classic Margherita, or ‘Prize of The Queen’, straight from Domenico’s wood oven.
When the trays were cleared, the second round was ‘Fickle’, a standard base of San Marzano tomato passata, Fior di Latte or house made mozzarella, artichokes, mushrooms, ham, Kalamata olives and baby Frankfurt sausages as a quirky touch that seemed to be hit or miss amongst the guests.
‘The Parma’ was to follow, which had the San Marzano base, Fior di Latte, prosciutto, rocket and grana padana which is shaved parmesan cheese. ‘Salty in a good way’ was the verdict I heard, so I can imagine this one being a popular menu choice.
The final pizza for the night was the ‘Bizarre Cheese’ pizza that was, as it states, fairly bizarre but equally yummy. Fior di Latte, gorgonzola, provolone and shaved parmesan gave that four-cheese kind of gooeyness, paired with nutmeg, fresh fig and a chilli infused honey drizzle. Some might say a little too bizarre, but I think the combination is genius and proves a sweetness that satisfies enough to finish the meal without needing desert. Although, a cannoli never hurt anyone.
For those who wished to hang around and wait for their turn, there was an option to make the ‘Parmigiana’ pizza themselves which could be boxed up and taken home for Thursday’s lunch (if you could wait that long to eat it). On the San Marzano base was that homemade mozzarella, fried eggplant and mint ricotta. The night was getting on at this point though, so many decided to head off at this point, but the pizza looked incredibly moreish to say the least.
If these pizzas got your mouth watering and you fancy making a night of carb loading, drop into Farina 00 Pasta and Wine on 128 King William Road in Goodwood and suss out their new pizza menu! We'd like to thank Girl About Town PR for having us.
Header image via Alexia Frangos