Pizza in the park = the recipe for the perfect summer...
Some days after a frazzled work week, a cheeky cocktail, carbs and a relaxed catch up with a friend are just the ticket to help me unwind. So, when Rocket invited me to try out their summer pizza in the park delivery service, I jumped at the chance.
I love pizza and I enjoy relaxing outdoors when the sun is shining, so what better than to combine the two for the ultimate summer afternoon?
From now until the end of August, Rocket restaurant in Holborn is offering its customers the option to head outdoors to enjoy the perfect pizza picnic in Lincoln Inn Fields park. The pizza in the park offer includes two pizzas, two classic cocktails, a bottle of water, and use of cutlery, glasses and a picnic blanket, all for only £20 per person. So, if you haven't enjoyed a spot of al fresco dining yet this year, do it now before we see the last off the summer sun!
Rocket is renowned for its fresh, stone baked sourdough pizzas, made with Italian flour, so I couldn't wait to sample them. On the day we visited, we popped in to place our order, which was to be hand delivered to us in the nearby park.
As I'm obsessed with pulled pork, I opted for the Barbequed Pulled Pork Shoulder Pizza, which featured pulled pork, rainbow slaw, chipotle spiced pizza sauce and mozzarella and cheddar cheese. My friend opted for the Spicy Mediterranean Sausage pizza, which was a winning combination of Gorgonzola, roasted tomato, aubergine, peppers and caramalised red onion.
After we placed our order, the server led us to the park, armed with a blanket and all of our picnicking supplies, to help us set up our al fresco dining area.
I must say we felt pretty pampered as our server carefully laid out our soft blanket and carried over our cocktails as we stretched out on our blanket without a care in the world. I mean, it's one thing to bring a Tesco sandwich and a tin of soda to the park, it's quite another to be waited on!
In fact, I'm pretty sure I saw more than a few jealous glances as people watched us greedily devour our generously sized, scrumptious pizzas.
The pizzas were both fantastic, however, my favourite was definitely the Barbequed Pulled Pork Shoulder, as the rainbow slaw was a unique addition that I haven't had on a pizza previously, but I really loved the crunchiness of the slaw, which provided a nice balance to the sweet, tender pulled pork.
Overall, we had an amazing time and I would definitely recommend it for a casual date or a nice afternoon with a friend. London being London, though, keep a watchful eye on pesky pigeons and ravenous squirrels or you might end up sharing your pizza!
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