From floating in the pool to sending out emoji’s, in all its forms pizza is a true crowd pleaser. But when it comes to the toppings, there’s often a little controversy. The age-old debate over whether pineapple belongs on pizza will continue for decades to come, but surprisingly enough, pineapple isn’t the strangest pizza topping out there.
After recently opening it’s doors in Northbridge, Comet Pizza are providing the people of Perth with cheesy, doughy goodness, topped with some strangely good combinations that actually work. Here’s my top 5 faves.
Artichoke and Anchovy
Two foods that probably aren’t drool-worthy come together to create something unheard of. The artichoke and anchovy pizza combines tiny salty fish with a flower-like vegetable, capers, parmesan, rocket, black pepper and of course mozzarella. It’s served up on a red sauce pizza base, making it light and ideal for sharing.
Asparagus and Garlic
Although it’s quite rare to see asparagus on a pizza, they guys at Comet have mastered it. Fresh out of the oven with a white sauce as its base, this pizza is topped with mozzarella, kale, toasted garlic, parmesan and shaved asparagus. A slice of this vego pizza goes down a treat when paired with a glass of white.
Pear and Gorgonzola
While it may be smelly and have a strange blue look to it, Gorgonzola cheese is way underrated. It’s one of the world’s oldest blue-veined cheeses that can have a mild to sharp taste, depending on its age. With a white sauce base, this pizza features the blue veiny cheese, mozzarella, prosciutto, sliced pear and rosemary. One bite and you’ll feel like you’re floating on a blue cheese cloud.
Chili Maple Chicken
You wouldn’t dream of it. A white base pizza with pesto, mozzarella, chicken and chilli maple syrup. Well not-so-strangely enough, these toppings compliment each other quite well. It could be the sweetness of the maple syrup, the bite of the chilli or perhaps the fact the chicken is finely pulled rather than cubed, but whatever it is, you won’t be sharing this pizza.
This one’s for those who like it a little sweet. It’s perfect for those hot summer nights when all you want to do is down a few Aperol Spritz and stuff your face with pizza. The base is white sauce, and the toppings include mozzarella, freshly sliced peach, prosciutto and a sweet balsamic glaze.
Comet Pizza is open for dinner Tuesday – Sunday. For more details check out their website.