The Chopping Block – Morri’s Place v Pizza Piazza
It always amazes me when the restaurant owners on The Chopping Block are shocked when their failing business is criticised by food critic Alan Saunders.
You wonder why do they think they have few customers?
Morri’s Place in the Melbourne suburb of Armadale serves European comfort food is run by a older couple Morri the chef and Michelle his wife. They don’t have as many food issues as Pizza Piazza.
The big issue is presentation at Morri’s and with main’s in the high 20’s you do want it to look a bit better then homecooking. The menu is here.
Pizza Piazza a restaurant in Chapel St, Windsor was a mess. What did Fred the owner actually do? He did not cook, nor did he appear to help front of house. The whole of the menu came out of the freezer. Matt Moran thought the taglitelle seafood pasta “tasted like piss.”
The big thing they had going for them were gluten free pizza’s. This should be a big draw card. But the critic at first thought it was too soggy. However Matt Moran sorted that out, by advising that it be finished on the stone in the oven. This did mean that they could only serve gluten free pizza’s.
Sun the chef there did try, and knew how to cook once he got some decent ingredients, but it was not going to be enough to win the $20,000. Morri took it out, and he seemed more pleased with the win rather then the cash.
what does Fred actually do at his restaurant?