Pizza is one of the staples of the Western countries especially among the young and lower class. It is generally regarded as a cheap and convenient meal. So when we heard about this $ 2,380 pizza being sold in Malta, a Southern-European country it was a real surprise.
A gourmet pizzeria has made a pizza with white truffles, a 24-karat gold leaf and buffalo mozzarella over a thin, traditional crust, which is the reason for the high price of the pizza. Claude Camilleri, owner of Margo’s Pizzeria, said the idea came about last winter when, together with pizzaiolo Giovanni Staiano, he was handling truffle at Mistra’s Palazzo Santa Rosa, which Camilleri also runs.
“We were nosing the truffle and enjoying its smell, and said, wouldn’t it be nice if we had this on a pizza, and bring out the amazing flavour of truffle – and if we really want to be vulgar, put gold leaf on it?” The chef says 50-100 grams of white truffle are placed on the pizza, so the experience can be shared by as many diners as possible.
“We’re trying to draw attention to the quality of the food. Having truffles on a pizza which is not the best pizza possible would be a travesty, a sin. And to put truffles on a Margo’s pizza, you need to be confident that what you are creating is an exceptional masterpiece,” Mr Camilleri said.
If you’re planning to try this pizza, make sure you place an order a week in advance since the truffle is delivered via courier especially for the pizza. It is, however, available on the menu, as this is one of the prerequisites for it to be eligible for the Guinness world record.