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More pep to pizzas

Pizza Corner has come up with a new menu to celebrate its seventh anniversary

FOR ALL those food buffs and pizza aficionados this is good news. A new menu is being launched at Pizza Corner to commemorate its seventh anniversary. The menu includes a variety of soups, salads, appetisers, pasta and bakes and a whole new range of pizzas. "Almost six months of research, customer feedback and other criteria such as taste and flavour have gone into creating the menu," says Naveen Sanders, senior manager, research and development.

Although the highlight is the Italian pizza, the names of the dishes have been worked out in such a way that it they give a hint of what the pizza would taste like, he says. Some of the starters include vegetable focaccia (Rs.55), an Italian flat bread with cheese and jalapeno peppers, mushrooms, olives and herbs served with original ranch dip with a bland taste to complement the spicy bread. An ideal start to the main course. Non-vegetarians need not worry as they can opt for the sausage focaccia (Rs.65). If you have a taste for pasta, then garden pasta primavera (Rs. 115) would be a perfect choice. Sautéed vegetable and pasta al dante, layered with Italian primavera sauce topped with cheese that melts in your mouth. What is interesting about this dish is that it is served with freshly baked Italian herb bread.

Another simple yet delicious menu is the Siciliana (Rs. 219 for medium), a perfect Italian pizza with mushroom, tomato, tangy gherkin slices, crushed garlic and olives, and topped with mozzarella cheese to give it that complete taste. "The best part of Siciliana is that the base is soft and thin and tastes best when you fold a slice of it like a paper and eat it," says Naveen.

Another enticing dish is Mexican Summer (Rs.115 for regular size), an interesting combination of green capsicum, jalapeno peppers with juicy red tomatoes and, of course, garlic and cheese to make it a mouth-watering experience. "We wanted to introduce Italian dishes to give our customers an authentic taste of pizza. And as Italian pizza is known for its taste all over the world, Chennai-ites should experience it too."

Pizza Corner was first started in Chennai and later opened outlets across the country. The new menu is being introduced in all its 29 outlets. "We take approximately 39 minutes for home delivery," says Naveen. However, there is no home delivery for the new Italian varieties, "These are best eaten when they are hot. And re-heating does not help."

For the die-hard desi foodies, the store has localised the menu and introduced the desi pizzas, priced at Rs.115 upwards), with piquant masalas in a deep pan base and topped with melting cheese.

A meal is complete with the new apple pie dessert (Rs. 65) served European style. This delicious treat comprises warm apple pie with a generous sprinkling of nuts, raisins and a scoop of ice cream with a chocolate sauce topping. So, go ahead and indulge yourself.


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