Dubai pizza restaurant witnesses new world record
Indian diner demolishes pizza in 64 seconds at Pompeii Italian restaurant in Dubai; beats existing record by five seconds
Pompeii Italian Restaurant and Café hosted pizza history last Saturday (June 2) when Anoop Soma Varma gobbled-up a 12-inch margherita pizza in just 64 seconds during the restaurant’s first-ever pizza eating competition, claiming a new world record in the process.
Pizza eating competition winner Anoop Varma celebrates victory
Varma’s incredible eat-feat trumps the previous world record of 69 seconds held by Japanese professional muncher Takeru Kobiyashi.
“It feels awesome to win this competition and claim a new world record,” the 25-year-old Dubai resident said after his imperious scoffing efforts.
The JLT-based Italian eatery’s competition galvanised Dubai’s hungry foodies, bringing together 40 hungry competitors to put their sizeable appetites to the test.
And when every crumb and morsel of tomato, cheese and crust was devoured at the climax of an exciting, Italian flavoured evening, Indian national Varma walked away with the first prize: two return flights to Rome, Italy.
Cheryl Vaughn, Director, Pompeii, said the event was a huge success: “It was great to host so many of Dubai’s pizza lovers at our restaurant, and claiming a new world record along the way was a very exciting moment!
“Anoop is clearly a worthy winner – anyone that can eat a pizza that quickly deserves to visit the home of the pizza, where he will be able to enjoy fine Italian cuisine without the additional pressure of a stopwatch!”
Pompeii adjudicators have sent the live video footage of the eating feat to the Guinness World Record team headquarters in London for authorisation, following which Varma will be named as the new Guinness world record holder.
Pompeii Italian Restaurant and Café, in Dubai, is the first restaurant operating under the ‘Pompeii’ brand-mark. The Roman-themed restaurant offers a taste of ancient Italy in the heart of Dubai, offering a dazzling range of sumptuous dishes from classic wood-fired pizzas to seasonal salads, all prepared and served with the love and affection befitting good-quality Italian cuisine.
Pompeii’s opening hours are from 11am to midnight 7 days a week, with free delivery available from 11am to midnight. It is located in Jumeirah Lake Towers (JLT), Cluster T – 1 Lake Plaza, opposite the JLT Dubai Marina Metro Station, overlooking the JLT lakes. For reservations, home and office delivery call +971 4 4539390 or log on to: http://www.facebook.com/PompeiiRestaurant