Those wizards over at Pizza Hut have outdone themselves once again. Forget the Crown Crust pizza; yesterday, Pizza Hut Canada announced the arrival of the Cheesy Beef Poutine pizza, a layered carb-fat-carb monstrosity that takes classic Canadian drunk food poutine (French fries topped with cheese curds and slathered with gravy) and transforms it into a pizza with "shaved seasoned steak" and mozzarella. The frankenpizza is part of the Pizza Hut's five-pizza limited edition "Something for Every Canadian" menu "inspired by Canada's cultural diversity," and is available only in the Great White North. O Canada.
Other flavors include Creamy Butter Chicken (Indian-inspired?), Asian BBQ (with the "sweet and bold flavours of Asian BBQ sauce"), Grilled Chicken Club (a "tribute to Canada's perennially popular sandwich") and Smokey Maple Bacon (Alfredo sauce, maple bacon strips, mushrooms, cheddar). Anyway, here's the full press release:
New Recipes Inspired by Canadian Favourites
VAUGHAN, ONTARIO - In a bold move and a Canadian-first, Pizza Hut Canada, the nation's pizza tastemaker is giving Canadians the chance to try their favourite foods in a new and unexpected way!
For a limited time, Pizza Hut Canada is offering a new pizza menu that features five new and exciting recipes. These unique new flavours are inspired by Canada's cultural diversity and include: Asian BBQ and Creamy Butter Chicken Pizza.
As part of its innovative new menu, Pizza Hut Canada is even introducing a Cheesy Beef Poutine Pizza in tribute to the classic Canadian street food favourite, featuring crispy fries, cheese curds, seasoned steak and gravy!
"Canadians are adventurous eaters who seek out a variety of tastes," says Beverley D'Cruz, Marketing Director, Pizza Hut Canada. "The Canadian landscape is changing and these new recipes are our way of celebrating Canada's diversity and multicultural outlook in a modern, exciting way ? and tapping into Canadian favourites. Pizza night will never be the same in Canada," says D'Cruz.
"Pizza Hut Canada is the first Pizza Hut restaurant in North America to top our world-famous pan crust with spicy, fragrant, Creamy Butter Chicken ? and we're definitely the only Pizza Hut chain in the globe to create a uniquely Canadian Cheesy Beef Poutine Pizza," says D'Cruz, adding that it's possible other Pizza Hut countries might adopt Canada's innovative new recipes in the future.
Pizza Hut New Canadian Favourite Pizza Recipes - Something for Every Canadian
· Cheesy Beef Poutine
Pizza Hut's unique spin on a true Canadian classic. Shaved seasoned steak, crispy fries, cheese curds and mozzarella all atop Pizza Hut's famous pan crust.
· Creamy Butter Chicken
Foodies will savour the delectable taste of butter chicken sauce, grilled chicken strips, roasted red peppers, red onion and pizza mozzarella - available on your favourite Pizza Hut crust.
· Asian BBQ
Escape with a sweet and bold flavours of Asian BBQ sauce, shaved steak, red onions, pizza mozzarella, garnished with green onions and sesame seeds for freshness and a toasty crunch.
· Grilled Chicken Club
Pizza Hut pays tribute to Canada's perennially popular sandwich in a pie that combines creamy Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken strips, bacon, diced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, pizza mozzarella and pepper mayo drizzle.
· Smokey Maple Bacon
Only in Canada, eh? Created for Canadian bacon aficionados with Alfredo sauce, maple bacon strips, bacon crumble, sliced mushrooms, and shredded cheddar and pizza mozzarella.
New Canadian Favourites Pizzas are available at Pizza Huts across Canada now for a limited time. Medium sized pizzas start at $15.00 and are available at Pizza Hut restaurants and through takeout and delivery at PizzaHut.ca