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Pizza Masterclass in Sophies at The Dean Hotel

Having only been to Sophie’s once before, for brunch a few months ago and being quite impressed, we were very excited to attend the Sophie’s Pizza Masterclass event. Being first to arrive and the lovely Rowena showed us to a long table with possibly the best views in Dublin . After contemplating the exquisite cocktail menu with the friendly waiter, we settled on “Thinking of You” and a “Capone” which were both delicious. It was a gorgeous evening in Dublin and we decided to sip our cocktails on Sophie’s chic outdoor terrace overlooking Harcourt Street.

Once everybody had arrived, the pizza masterclass began. Darren and David the lovely chefs, showed each team how to make the pizza base from dough. Once the pizza was ready it was presented to the judging panel, which consisted of the other teams with the emphasis being on having some fun with it.

It was quickly apparent that pizza making is not as easy as Darren and David had made it look and the whole affair became quite a floury mess. We chose a tomato base with mozzarella, prosciutto, courgette and basil. It was seriously tasty, if I do say so myself.

However unfortunately we did not present the winning masterpiece. Rowena presented the prize giving announcing “Team Crossy”from Spin 103.8 as the well deserving winners, they had produced a pizza with a caramelized onion base, goats cheese and pepperoni! Once everyone had finished we got the chance to sample the pizzas from the original Sophie’s menu prepared by the experts and the general consensus was they were to die for!


If you haven’t had the chance to visit this cool venue yet get booking wether it’s a fabulous cocktail creation, hoppy craft beer or some seriously good pizza Sophie’s has it all.

Sophie’s at The Dean Hotel
33 Harcourt St
Dublin 2
T: 353 (0) 1 6078100

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