Pizza Making Time
Restaurant in Battersea
Known for their quirky and kitsch interiors, Bunga Bunga restaurant in Battersea has been a popular fixture for several years. Having recently added pizza making classes to their offerings, we were thrilled to pop in to learn from the professionals!
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The main dining space is decked out in Italian splendour – not just the obligatory flags but a hanging Vespa (full size), red/white candy striped Venetian poles and some very cheeky Renaissance art. It sure is full on but in a good way.
Included in the pizza making class is a starter of Italian antipasti and a drink. I chose an Aperol (beer/wine were also offered) and tucked in to a tangy caramelised onion focaccia. There was also a good selection of cured meats with olives to tuck into. Shortly after, we were led to our pizza making stations to let the class begin!
Kitted out in our fun aprons and chef hats we were shown the art of dough mixing, rolling and stretching. Our friendly and very helpful pizza chef Pedro did a full demo for us to watch. He then walked around to help and encourage us try our own. There was spare dough for the inevitable times we stretched our bases too much which happened a few times!!
The dough tossing was a laugh with it landing all over the place at times but I think we got the hang of it. It was a fun way to learn with space for mistakes (and flour fights!!) but real hands on effort too.
There are so many toppings to choose from; 4 types of cheese, meats, and veggies. They are also happy to bring you any other particular ingredients from the kitchen you fancy adding. After creating our own pizzas, they were taken skillfully to the traditional oven for some flame cooking.
The resulting pizza was delicious – a lovely thin base, fresh ingredients and truffle oil added by Pedro – spot on. Whilst munching and chatting away we were brought Limoncello shots. Served with sparklers (because why not??) it was a high energy and fab end to the evening.
Bunga Bunga has got it right when it comes to service – they are light hearted, friendly and laidback. However, their attitude to food is pure passion. You are guaranteed great flavours and great fun on a visit here. We certainly had both and I would highly recommend the class. We left with huge smiles on our faces and would absolutely return!
East London Girl: Bunga Bunga
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