Never has such a delicious gesture struck such a chord that it has become one of the biggest and most loved gastronomical success stories.
In 1889 a visit from King Umberto and Queen Margherita of Savoy prompted baker Raaele Esposito to bake a pizza in honor of the Queen, the colours of which mirrored those of the Italian flag: red (tomatoes), white (mozzarella), and green (basil leaves).
The Queen was so impressed that this humble dough with simple toppings became a defining symbol for the region and the Neapolitan pizza, remains one of the most coveted foods of our era.
Never has one food been so discussed, created and recreated to perfect its preparation for final taste. Whilst it is said that Napoli owns the rights to the Margherita, chefs from all over the world are consistently working to steal the crown and remake history.