Saturday, March 17, 2007

The Luxury Pizza vs The Big One

Almost a year ago, Scott's Spot commented on "The Big One," the world's largest commercially available pizza pizza, made by Mama Lena's Pizza in McKees Rocks, Pa. It's big, 55 x 37 inches, costs $99 and is cut into 150 pieces. I still get a lot of hits from that post.

I've never been to Mama Lena's, but I've never been completely happy with the pizza in the Pittsburgh area since moving here 21 year
s ago. There's certainly nothing to compare to the pizza from Papa Del's in Champaign, Illinois. But The Big One is cheap, 66ยข per piece, and that's what counts in Pittsburgh.

But today's post is about a different kind of pizza. From a different kind of place. For a different kind of pizza eater. It's about the Luxury Pizza, a $1,000 thin crust pizza topped with six sorts of caviar, fresh lobster, creme fraiche and chives. It's delicious. It needs to be ordered 24 hours in advance to ensure that the caviar is available. And it costs $1,000 for a 12-inch pie, which is cut into 8 slices.

The Luxury Pizza is the creation of Nino Selimaj, who runs six pizza restaurants in New York. "I know this won't be for everyone but there are people in New York who can afford it and once tried, they'll be back for more. It is delicious," said Selimaj, who moved to New York from Albania about 29 years ago. Nino's Bellissima is the only one of his restaurants to offer the Luxury Pizza.

One Luxury Pizza has already been sold in New York. But at $125 per slice, it is 189 times the price of The Big One, so don't look for them in Pittsburgh anytime soon


At March 22, 2007, Anonymous Paula said...

It ain't a real pizza without pepperoni an'at...

At March 23, 2007, Blogger Scott said...

Yinz ain't got no sense o'luxury an'at...


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