Sunday, 10 September 2017

Purezza St James's Street Brighton 6th September 2017

Purezza are "Plant Pioneers" being the first vegan pizzeria in the UK and offer a 100% plant based menu, even making their own range of cheeses, including mozzarella and ricotta.   I had heard so much about the place, there was no way I was leaving Brighton without trying their pizza.

The menu is wide ranging and has enough choice for every diner and it was difficult to make a choice.

One slight hiccup was I nearly fell flat on my face, when being shown to our table, due to a raised area that is not clearly marked with yellow hazard tape, to avoid accidents, I hope this gets rectified.

Inside Purezza was a hive of activity with a bright and modern interior, with wonderful smells coming from the open plan kitchen, dominated by a huge pizza oven.

We kicked off with a very nice bottle of Greco di Tufo, accompanied by mixed nuts and olives, a perfect aperitivo.

Main courses were Chick Magnet for me and Vulcano for Steven and we could immediately tell this was going to be a pizza extravaganza.   We have eaten Neopolitan pizza in Naples, the birthplace of pizza, easily recognisable by the leopard spot markings and soft plump sourdough base, all traits of Purezza's pizza.

There is no one word to describe the pizza, so I will use some of the ones that spring to mind, lush, awesome, delicious, scrumptious, perfect, the list could go on, one thing I do know though, is that Purezza should be on every pizza lovers to visit list.   The homemade cheese was fabulous and I am not a big vegan cheese fan, the mix of toppings spot on, perfect seasoning on a top quality base.   Can you tell I was blown away.

I was full but no way was I missing out on raw Tiramisu, a pudding I have never eaten, so I was excited and expectations were high.

The Tiramisu did not disappointment, it was so creamy, with a gorgeous underlying coffee flavour and a delicious date base, this is a recipe I am going to try and replicate.

We loved Purezza, as obviously do many others, seeing how busy it was, I doubt if all their customers are plant based or vegan, but who cares with food this good, its a vegan triumph and certainly lives up to the hype.   Purezza need to open up in Manchester, it would go down a storm.

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