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A Cheesy Affair at The Gin Palace

On Thursday, September 21st, Nidges Artisan Pizza and The Gin Palace collaborated for an unforgettable Pizza & Gin night.

Nigel Male, the mastermind behind Nidges Artisan Pizza, brought his culinary expertise to The Gin Palace, creating a delectable pizza called “The Wessex.” This pizza featured a delightful infusion of basil, skilfully chosen to complement Wessex Spirits Test Valley Gin, a locally crafted gin produced right on-site at The Gin Palace under the capable hands of Kate Griffin.

The evening was an epitome of local flavour, with Nidge himself taking on the role of a gracious table server. This allowed guests to sit back and savour the locally crafted gins or savour a selection of beers from The Andover Tap while they eagerly awaited their freshly prepared pizzas.

The event was graced by the presence of a VIP waitress, none other than Cllr Iris Anderson, who added an extra touch of elegance to the gathering. The atmosphere buzzed with the chatter and laughter of guests who came together to relish the perfect pairing of pizza and gin.

For those who missed out on this extraordinary evening, there’s good news on the horizon. Nidge will be returning to The Gin Palace for another Pizza X Gin night on the 19th of October 2023 at 6 pm.

Kate Griffin, the proud owner of The Gin Palace, shared her thoughts on the collaboration, stating, “One of the best things about being a small, local business is working with other small, local businesses! That’s why it was so great to welcome Nidge and his amazing handmade pizzas to the Gin Palace and Andover Tap last Thursday. It’s so lovely to be able to support each other whilst bringing something special to the local community. Can’t wait for the next one!”

This partnership between Nidges Artisan Pizza and The Gin Palace exemplifies the spirit of local businesses coming together to create unique and memorable experiences for their community. It’s a testament to the power of collaboration, showcasing the best of what the Andover area has to offer in terms of culinary delights and artisanal beverages. With the upcoming Pizza X Gin night in October, it’s an event no local food and drink enthusiast should miss, promising an evening of exceptional flavours and community camaraderie