Football? Pizza? Paaarrrtttaaayyy!
It’s fair to say that, despite England’s woeful showing, the World Cup has been absolutely brilliant so far! There have been goals galore, shocks and surprises and no shortage of a Samba party atmosphere – and even our dour commentators can’t spoil it (it’s saying something when not even Adrian Chiles can dampen your spirits).
It’s been a real treat for me to watch the occasional game with my little boy – obviously it’s our first World Cup together – and I’ve taken the chance to make the most of it whenever possible. He loves to see football on TV, and he’s not even old enough to understand that England are no good at it!
With only one England game remaining before they jumped back on the plane and let us all enjoy the rest of the tournament in peace, I received an offer to try Domino’s Pizza’s new Carnivale Range – and jumped at the opportunity. It’s fair to say I’m something of a fan of pizza (as you’ll see from the pictures) – so was excited to try a little taste of Brazil while watching England fail.
As we put up our World Cup flags and got out the football-themed plates and cups that we were kindly sent, it was almost time. The national anthems were out of the way and the main event was about to begin… The pizzas arrived!
We ordered a large of each kind of pizza, as well as nachos with jalapenos and spicy fajita wedges. (I’ll copy and paste from the menu for ease)
Fiesta – Chicken breast strips, red onions, green & red peppers, seasoned with a fajita spice, with a drizzle of Mojito style dressing
Rio – Pulled Barbacoa beef, chipotle sauce, red onions, green & red peppers
We were all big fans of these two new pizzas, especially the Fiesta. Though I expected it to be the spicier of the two, it was actually quite mild and filled with flavour. The Rio on the other hand was a little more prickly, though compensated for it with its BBQ taste.
Though my little man isn’t old enough to be eating pizza yet, he certainly did his best to get involved, trying to snatch some from my plate on more than one occasion, and he was fascinated with the flags that surrounded the room, as well as enjoying watching the game.
Thanks to the generous size of Domino’s large pizza, there was plenty of left-overs for the later World Cup games, and we could enjoy them all over again, without England dampening our spirits. The good people at Domino’s were even in touch on Twitter, commenting on our little party.
It was a lot of fun hosting a pizza party, and I’ll certainly do it again once the little man is old enough to join us foodwise. I hope Domino’s keep the Fiesta on their menu too, I’ll certainly be back for more of that.
For anyone inspired to host a pizza party of their own, check out the website at http://www.dominos.co.uk where you can grab all the pizzas that you want without having to leave the comfort of your own home.
And, because I’m nice – here’s a link to a couple of vouchers to help out as an added incentive – www.dominos.co.uk/blog/vouchers/
Please note: The pizzas and party pack were sent to us for review. We were under no obligation to be positive about them.
PS I’m definitely not* sitting at my desk at work finishing the last piece from last night.
*I absolutely am.