Pizza Capers do a great gourmet pizza but on this particular occasion it was more than gourmet pizza. It was a challenge. The Inferno challenge. So the challenge is to try the new Inferno range at Pizza Capers, add loads of Tabasco sauce like a boss and try not to cry like a baby girl about how hot it is.
I’m no Dante (The divine comedy) delving into the depths of hell. I’m more just someone who likes a bit of chilli now and then. They gave us a bunch of little Tabasco sauces to add to the already spicy pizza. They were teeny weeny and so adorable but two or three drops for me was enough to make these pizzas too hot to handle. My friend on the other hand is a chilli loving spicy pizza eating machine.
She was literally emptying half mini bottles of Tabasco onto each pizza slice. She loves Tabasco sauce. Please refer to the Tasbasco moustache above. You could say she likes it hot. She won this challenge hands down.
First up was the chimichanga chorizo and prawn pizza, which was really colourful and came with a mountain of topping. There was slices of spicy chorizo, big juicy prawns, hot salsa, smokey black beans, spanish onions, roasted red peppers, corn and melted mozzarella. It was delicious. I loved the fresh spring onions scattered on top. The pizza base was light, which allowed the flavours of the pizza to shine. The generous topping ensured each bite was packed with flavour and more importantly had a spicy kick. Sometimes I felt like I was eating a burrito, other times I felt like I was eating a paella and then sometimes I realized I was eating a pizza. It was a really exciting meal.
The second inferno pizza was the chipotle pulled pork, which had tender pulled pork, fiery red bean salsa, smoked chipotle peppers in an adobo sauce (so hot), Spanish onion, roasted capsicum, garlic and melty mozerella. It was really tasty and really spicy. It’s the kind of spicy that creeps up on you slowly and leaves a lovely hum of hotness in the background of your taste making you want another slice and another and another and then maybe a chicken wing.
The empanadas were yummo and stayed within the spicy theme. The filling was good and the pastry was really good. They came with a chipotle mayonnaise, which I have named chipotlennaise, which was delish. It was kind of like Nando’s perinaise but a tad more spicy. It was supposed to be for the empanadas but we used it with the empanadas, we used it with the wings, we used it with the pizza crusts. You could say we really liked it.
Here is a pic of Max (the Frenchie) and his friend Joy (the Chow-Chow) plotting ways to get those empanadas from the table to their mouths. Unfortunately they were unsuccessful.
The inferno chicken wings/drumettes were nice. I thought I would eat the chicken wings as a respite from the heat. Wrong! They don’t call them inferno wings for nothing. By this time I was certainly feeling hot hot hot.
This inferno range is only around for a limited time, until the 31st of August to be exact. So if you like it hot, make sure you pop down to a Pizza Capers near you and attempt the inferno pizza challenge if you dare. Would I try it again? Si senor.
I heart Pizza Capers!