Chris Erasmus brings Col’Cacchio pizzeria Diners the Liplekker Ribbetjie
The 2012 Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef Series is now entering its third month. The Celebrity Chef Pizza on offer for July is the lip-smacking Liplekker Ribbetjie from Pierneef Head Chef, Chris Erasmus. Imagine a bechamel base infused with roasted garlic and rosemary, topped with mozzarella, smoked and braised lamb soutribbetjie, caramelised onion, pears poached in port, fresh rocket and a sprinkling of rosemary salt. It is a unique and delicious combination that has to be sampled and savoured.
Chris Erasmus is the Head Chef of Pierneef à la Motte Restaurant in Franschhoek. His great passion for home-cooked, farm-style food, combined with his global culinary experiences, have led him to work in renowned restaurants like The Tasting Room and Le Quartier Français, and to play a major role in the recently released book, Cape Winelands Cuisine. At Pierneef Erasmus’ Karoo-gourmet style also reflects the influence of its Cape Winelands’ destination.
Col’Cacchio pizzeria is on its way to raising its highest total to date for the Series from the R5 donation per Celebrity Chef Pizza sold. Thanks to the delicious creations from Jackie Cameron and Coco Reinarhz, 17 182 Celebrity Chef Pizzas were sold over May and June – in turn a whopping
R85 910 already banked for the Children’s Hospital Trust, fundraiser for the Red Cross War Memorial Children’s Hospital and Paediatric Healthcare in the Western Cape. Still two months to go, two delicious Celebrity Chef Pizzas to be sampled, and lots more money to be raised for this worthy cause!
Entries have now closed for the inaugural Pizza Challenge. The judges are hard at work testing the delicious pizza creations from over 700 entrants. The winner will be announced mid-July and in addition to the honour of being crowned the Col’Cacchio pizzeria Celebrity Chef for August, he/she will walk away with a year’s supply of delicious slices from Col’Cacchio pizzeria and other exciting prizes from the Series’ sponsors, Peroni, Place in the Sun Wines and Coca Cola.