There’s a special relationship between Canadians and pizza, and that much we know – but very few people are actually aware that one of the staples among North-American pies was born at the hands of a Canadian of Greek descent, Sam Panopoulos, who sadly passed away in 2017.
Pineapple pizza, which is really called Hawaiian pizza, is delicious for some, infamous for others. It’s very existence is a matter of discussion – even of a political kind, with the president of Iceland recently declaring that he is fundamentally opposed to the idea of fruit on a pizza. Panopoulos and his brothers – as well as their many fans from all over the world – thought otherwise in the mid-Sixties, and appreciated the contrast between the savoury taste of the ham that was already on the pizza with the final touch of the sweet after kick of the pineapple.
One thing is for sure: there’s no grey zone with pineapple/Hawaiian pizza: you either love this or you hate it, and a recent poll showed that it is now one of the most available toppings in Canada – it’s even one of the most ordered types of pizza in Montreal!
The only downside? The casino of the capital of Quebec features plenty of restaurants, but no pizza places! So what to do when you want to gamble and try this exotic pairing? Order pizza to go and connect online to your favourite virtual casino – it’s that easy! You can experiment with your taste buds all your like, with no croupier or security person approaching you to let you know it is simply not done in their establishment. If you gamble from the comfort of your own home, you can certainly eat what you want, and when you want it, isn’t it? And while you’re at it, you can even eat in your pyjamas!