Jassi Singh, a pizza maker at Ristorante Pizzeria S. Martino is the new Regional Pizza Champion, winning the demanding jury gathered in Praça Almirante Reis.
The new regional champion won the premier class, the “Classic Pizza”, with second place to be won by the Venezuelan Heizel Maltese. The last place of the podium was Ricardo Fosquinhas, pizzaiolo of the Ratatouille – Ristorante Pizzeria.
In the category “Pizza Art”, the big winner was Antonio Marquez, from Pizzeria Casa Italia, followed by Luis Fernandes, representing Ratatouille – Ristorante Pizzeria and Marco Santos, Funchalense de gem.
The second edition of the Trofeo Regionale del Pizzaiolo was the highlight of the Italian Festival, which for three days animated the old part of Funchal with live music, workshops, show-cookings and, of course, a lot of Italian gastronomy. More than a dozen pizzaiolos competed for the final trophy, with renowned juries, among them Chefs Antonio Mezzero, Ivo Gautier and Charlemagne. The winners now have direct entry into the Portuguese Selection of Pizzaiolos.
The total value of the registrations of this event was offered to the Portuguese Red Cross – Delegation of Madeira, represented by Mr. Manuel Nunes. Organized jointly by the Associazione Sapori Italiani, the Funchal Town Hall, and the Grandfather’s Grocery Store, the Italian Festival thus becomes the great celebration of the ancient transalpine culture in our country, spreading tastes and traditions that have come to conquer the Portuguese.