Melton Mowbray pork pie, Pontefract cake, the Bedford Clanger – many towns and cities across Britain have their own special dish.
But not Milton Keynes... until now.
Milton Keynes Food & Leisure Awards, backed by the Citizen, has joined forces with city tourist experts, Destination MK, to launch the search for the ‘Official Dish of MK’.
The organisers are asking restaurants, pubs and cafes across the city to come up with their own MK dish, whether it be Cow Pie or a roundabout roast.
And Italian restaurant Nonna’s in Woburn Sands has risen to the challenge, with the Nonna’s roundabout pizza. Made from prosciutto, pesto grass, cheese and olive speed chevrons, broccoli trees and cheese, olive and caper cars, the pizza’s roundabout even has its own sponsorship.
Damien West, who owns the Italian restaurant, said: “We have just had a baby boy and while driving to work one day thought how cool would it be to have an MK roundabout pizza, my son will love it when he is older. My staff said I was mad, but once we started to make the pizza they started to have fun and joined in.”
Nonna’s will be launching the special pizza on July 1 for one month. For every one sold, £5 will be donated to the Hope for Hollie charity, which aims to raise awareness of Niemann-Pick Disease.
People and businesses can enter their dishes by contacting Food Awards organiser Steven Dryden-Hall on 07703818276 or via email at email@example.com