As with any competition, the participating chefs showed their skills and described the process of making the different pizzas. One common denominator for this year finalists is that they are all seafood themed pizza.
In second place, the DYNAMITE SHRIMP from Chef Jerric Venezuela. Deep fried shrimp poppers were placed on top the chewy pizza. This one had a bit of kick in it. A little hot but a choice pizza for spicy food lovers.
The winner for this year is the ANCHOVIES and GOAT CHEESE PIZZA. The Creation of Chef Rodel Pico of CPK BGC made the cut. The saltiness of the anchovies worked well with the pepper and the apple slices. There was a contrast between sweet and salty. The complexity of the flavors worked and a new pizza is thus crowned.
|Chef Noel Araneta, Rodel Pico and Jerric Venezuela
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN
Disclaimer:was invited to this event. wrote this based on my experience.