Base + Barley #greatdevonbaseoff

You read the news here first about the new restaurant opening in Exeter, Base + Barley. Nick and I were invited to attend their special #greatdevonbaseoff to be one of to first to try out the wood fire oven and take part in a special pizza making competition!

I was immediately impressed with how good the place looks inside, having previously only seen the design images. Swish and modern with a shabby chic twist and the massive pizza oven takes centre stage behind the bar.

We were given a base and variety of toppings, and told to let our creativity run wild!

I was so impressed with my first attempt, even the pizza chefs comments on how good it looked!

Once cooked I had to take it to judges to provide their scoring...I got 12 out of 15 BUT one of the judges said there was too much cheese?!  Is there such a thing as too much cheese in life?  Anyway, I ended up winning my round and got through to the final!

Even Nick had a go!

In the final round I got beaten by Jim, the chef from Exeter Cookery School who I met a few weeks ago, and you may recognise from this post.  It was a great night and I can't wait to go back to try the menu, cooked by the professionals!  I also loved their own Base + Barley draft cider and ale, and I even tried a cheeky cocktail!

Stay tuned for news on official opning dates and my review once it has opened!

L x
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