Small Bites: Little Caesar’s Pizzeria | Mundaring, Greenhouse | Perth, & roast pumpkin & goats cheese tart
This edition of Small Bites is all pizza related. To be honest, I don’t eat pizza very often, so I can hardly be called upon to suggest the best pizzas in town. However, in case you are wondering, food sponge is a fan of Little Creatures, Il Padrino Caffe, Ecco & Delisio.
Little Caesar’s Pizzeria
One very warm Friday night, we decided to drive up the hill & revisit the original Little Caesar Pizzeria in Mundaring. It has been several years since my last pizza from Little Caesar’s Pizzeria, established by the internationally renowned & multi-award winning pizza extraordinaire Theo Kalogeracos. I quickly grabbed a vacant table & left my husband to decide which pizzas to order at the counter. Which is why, predictably, we ended up with his favourite, a classic Chicken BBQ pizza (above), & then an unusual creation – Oysters Kilpatrick pizza (below).
The pizza menu at Little Caesar’s is comprehensive, very creative & offers something to suit everyone. I’m yet to try the unique dessert pizzas, but have heard they are quite special. The flavour combinations of the toppings were completely delicious, but it is the pizza base that stands out for me. Chewy & fluffy & crusty, not too thick & definitely not too thin.
Now, if only the kitchen staff scraped their youthfully dishevelled hair off their face & wore some protective hair coverings.
Rating 3 smoked oysters out of 5.
Greenhouse | Perth
After a couple of visits & drinks on the rooftop bar upstairs, it might be time to finally do a little post on Greenhouse to add to the plethora of blog reviews on Urbanspoon. Particularly as it relates to this pizza-themed Small Bites.
Potato bravas to share. Piled up inside a small terracotta flower pot with aioli sauce in an upturned glass jar lid & all served on a square of plywood. That’s how they serve food Greenhouse-style. Their creativity & reuse of materials is incredible & thoroughly inspiring.
Eggplant & mozzarella pizza. I must have completely misheard the waitress when she explained the pizza of the day, or perhaps I was just preoccupied with checking out the all unique eco-friendly construction & interior design elements. How on earth did I order an eggplant pizza when I hate eggplant? But it actually tasted pretty good. With a fantastic thin wholemeal-like pizza base. Admittedly I swapped half of my eggplant for some spiced lamb kebab & ate more than my share of potato bravas. Next time I visit Greenhouse, I’ll pay more attention to the menu.
Rating 2.5 recycled jam jars out of 5
Roast pumpkin & goats cheese tart
Designed to be less of a pizza & more of an open tart, this homemade beauty includes roast butternut pumpkin, clean creamy Meredith Dairy goats cheese, fetta cheese, caramelised brown onions & toasted pine nuts on a square of all-butter puff pastry. Served with a bunch of fresh curly endives on top. This tart was inspired by a lovely simple asparagus & goats cheese tart recently enjoyed at one of my favourite casual eateries, Vans Café in Cottesloe.