Updated: Apr 13, 2020
Inspired by a party in Italy last summer, Pizza & Prosecco is the ideal date night or a fun activity to share with the housemates. With a hint of summer in the air and the bank holiday upon us, this celebration creates the holiday feeling at home.
The key is to be preprared, especially with flour being a rarity at the moment. You will need to plan ahead of time. I spent the evening before the event making the pizza dough. I also whipped up homemade chilli and garlic olive oil. Pizza Pilgrims cookbook has the best instructions for the perfect Neapolitan experience.
We ordered bottles of Italian wines…though resisted the urge to buy an impulsive bottle of Limencello that would sit on the shelf untouched for months after.
For a simple guide to the homemade pizza party experience, see our event at a glance below.
EVENT AT A GLANCE
24 hrs before: Make pizza dough, chilli and garlic oils
6pm: Prosecco & nibbles
7.30pm: Mis en place
8.15pm: Turn oven on and start rolling the dough
8.50pm: Serve red wine
9pm: 1st pizza service
9.30pm: 2nd pizza service
10pm: Music and wine until late…
What we ate?
Bread sticks and olives to start
Pizza, with variety of toppings inspired by Pizza Pilgrims, with homemade chilli & garlic oil
What we drank?
La Gioiosa Prosecco
Bardolino DOC Pasqua, 2018
What we listened to?
Italian Dinner Music playlist on Amazon Prime Music
(later on in the night after a few wines the Italian music faded and The Beatles came on)
Living room & kitchen
Candles, for that relaxed pizzeria feeling
Be prepared for some mess!