Olivijn is launching an exclusive pizza on the market with Pleasure Pizza.
When the doors of star restaurant Olivine had to close again in October 2020, they wanted to do it just a little differently. Chef Menno Post: “At Olivine we believe that you should not only look at what you normally do, but that you should go that extra mile. From November we have therefore introduced a new dish that you will not expect from a star restaurant, the Pleasure Pizza”.
A Pleasure Pizza, how do you come up with such a dish? For a symposium, the master chef had previously covered small pizzas with black truffle and cream of old cheese. Something very different from the molecular dishes that his fellow master chefs put on the table. “But everyone likes pizza, you remember more and it is easy to imitate”. It turned out to be a success and so the idea of the Pleasure Pizza was born. A luxurious “little over the top” pizza, but one with flavors that are right.
The idea was there, the toppings were thought through and the preparation of the pizza bases was started. The pizza dough was made and baked on a pizza stone in the oven, but this turned out to be a lot of work. A colleague cook told Menno about the Donna Italia products and this turned out to be a bull’s eye. Donna Italia’s pizza base was placed next to the homemade pizza base and there was surprisingly little difference in taste and quality. “For some, a pizza base made by a star chef should automatically taste better, Donna Italia proves that it doesn’t have to be.” When our own Sjoerd Menno also managed to convince Menno, the new collaboration was a fact.
“The quality is almost indistinguishable from my homemade pizza base. It saves a lot of time and the product is good”