The Pizza and Prosecco Festival will be back in Glasgow this summer, due in no small part to the enthusiastic response to last year’s festival. It was the talk of the town, as thousands flocked to SWG3 to consume glass upon glass of crisp Italian prosecco and a slice of fresh stone-baked pizza.
According to the event’s Facebook page, the Pizza and Prosecco Festival will be returning to Glasgow on August 4th. The venue as yet remains unknown but interested parties can sign up for email newsletter updates to ensure they are at the head of the queue for tickets.
The event page reads: “The ultimate food pair party is coming to your city [again] after a sold out 2017 across the UK. Get your slice of fun while you sip on bubbles to a sing-along soundtrack that’s cheesier than your pizza topping.”
Last year’s festival saw the SWG3 warehouse packed to the rafters as folk flocked to sample 20 different types of prosecco, as well as a choice of cocktails. The feel-good vibes at the festival were also aided by live music throughout the day. The festival catered for vegans, as well as offering outdoor heaters and cosy blankets to sit outside and enjoy the summer sunset at night.
This year’s event will not only see the same range of prosecco and wood-fired real Italian pizza ovens, it will also have a host of local street food traders serving up their own fresh Mediterranean morsels. Those fortunate enough to get a ticket for this summer’s festival are guaranteed a free Aperol Spritz, a ‘prosecco bible’ and one slice of free rustic pizza on arrival.
The pizzas largely feature traditional toppings such as pepperoni, ham and cheese. However, considering the growing trend for new fresh Italian pizza toppings across the UK, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see this year’s festival add some new and exciting flavours into the mix.
Glasgow’s pizza obsession is growing. Last month, the city came alive for National Pizza Day, with a giant pizza party in the East End at Barras Art and Design (BAaD). Three of the best-loved pizza-makers in Scotland ventured to the celebrations, with The Magnificent 7 Pizza Pop-Up, Nomad Wood Fired Pizza and Scozzese Wood Fired Pizza bringing their operations to the BAaD for pizza, beer and prosecco, as well as live DJs, in a mini re-run of the Pizza and Prosecco Festival.
Magnificent 7 has been an excellent addition to the creative quarter at BAaD. As the name of the brand suggests, it offers seven sumptuous pizzas, all competitively priced at £7 apiece and available seven days a week. They also run a slick loyalty scheme, giving customers a free seventh pizza for every six they purchase. The restaurant is continually refreshing its range of fresh pizzas, so make sure you subscribe to their email newsletter to stay up-to-date.