Saturday, 31 July 2010

Caprice Pizza & Elvi continued...

As mentioned, we saw a parade of Elvi yesterday which I posted yesterday, straight after which we went to try out the Caprice in Musselburgh. The Caprice is a pizza restaurant which has been around for years had has traditional wood ovens to make pizza the authentic way it should be. We have heard good things about it but this is the first time we have eaten there and it will not be the last as the pizzas are really good.

Now the reason for the parade is apparently an annual event. Musselburgh is called "the honest town" and in celebration of this they have a pageant which crowns a "honest lassie" (maiden) and "honest laddie" (man). They have various events, one of which is this one where past and current crowned "honest laddies & lassies" take part in the parade and they collect money which the crowds give and are collected by these people and are given to charity. The lassies dressed up in a space theme, so with this post I will share their pictures because I didn't in my special Elvi post!

So now back to the pizza! We had a hoot watching the parade and then were lucky to get a table at the Caprice (we hadn't booked). We all had fresh buffalo mozzarella as part of our toppings and it was just yummy as can be seen here:-

The kids pizza not only looked great but was a work of art - they made it in the shape of a piranha!

Having watched a super kitsch parade, you can imagine my excitement when I saw some of the photographs of the people who had eaten here in the 70's - Andy Williams, Lorne Green, Charlton Heston, Pavarotti, Liberace...... oh my god - what a hoot - what a story to put in my blog and how apt!

Andy Williams of course sang Music to watch girls by - a song I love and I thought apt given this was to do with a pageant!

Both Lorne Green & Charlton Heston starred in si-fi classics!

So our Friday night was just an absolute hoot, and one we stumbled upon - what a great way to start the weekend and Saturday has been a great day too - yey!

1 comment:

  1. Yum,
    Pizza looks great! Can't wait to try it one day. Especially since it has the same name as mine.

    Caprice Michelle