Thursday, April 4, 2019

Pizza Express x Bun Appetit

Pizza Express collaborates with everyone's favorite lobster roll joint, Bun Appetit! 

Last Wednesday, Tim and I went to SM North Edsa to shop for furniture for our future home. Since it's been a while since we last visited the mall, we thought we'd walk around and see what's new. Guess what we found?

Pizza Express! I thought their only branch was in Uptown Mall, but I'm so glad I was wrong! It was great timing too because they currently have a Co-Crafted recipe collaboration with Bun Appetit and are offering two limited edition dishes with lobsters in them! 

We started off with their Baked Dough Balls (P195).

I only had one or two of these, Tim ate the rest. Haha! These Baked Dough Balls are pretty popular at Pizza Express and are served with garlic butter, pesto Genovese (basil), and pesto Rosso (sundried tomatoes). I also saw that they had a Truffled Parmesan and Mushroom Dip served with these babies, too bad it wasn't available at the time.

Next, we had the Pumpkin Soup (P185). I loved this, but Tim didn't, because he felt that it had too much herbs. Personally, I enjoyed it and was glad that it wasn't too creamy. And yes, I would totally order it again. (Mag-Mushroom Soup nalang siya :P)

Since there were only two of us, we figured it would be enough to order just one pizza and one pasta dish. And we were right, in fact, we didn't finish both and ended up bringing home the rest.
Here's the first of two dishes they've created in collaboration with Bun Appetit - the Lobster Chowder Romana Pizza (P895). Sweet Maine lobster claw, bacon, potato slices, arugula, corn, and béchamel sauce on a thin, crispy Romana base. Light and not too filling. The lemon sauce that it came with went really well with the pizza too.

Dish two of two: Lobster Pomodoro Cream (P695)
Our fave!! Tomato cream pasta is my absolute favorite and I'm so, so happy they created this one! This, of course, has Bun Appetit's tender Maine lobster claw, some spinach, and spaghetti in rich pomodoro, cream, and white wine sauce. Highly recommended!! 
The only downside? It's only available until April 21! You have about three weeks to catch this collab! 
Visit Pizza Express on the Upper Ground Floor of the Main Building at SM City North Edsa.
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