It’s a classic dish guaranteed to delight dinner party guests.
But chef Gordon Ramsay’s signature beef Wellington has left some people hot under the collar, after it was given an unusual twist.
The celebrity chef shared a video of the dish on Instagram, where he revealed the Italian beef Wellington, which has pizza crust wrapped around the meat, instead of the traditional puff pastry.
The dish, which costs £48, is now at sale at Union Street Cafe in Southwark, south-east London.
On the restaurant’s website, they explain that the dish is being served throughout October, as part of ‘Worldwide Wellington.
It states: “Executive Head Chef Davide Degiovanni has crafted the Italian Beef Wellington using the finest Fassona beef fillets sourced from pasture-grazing cattle in northwest Italy.
“The Union Street Café Beef Wellington swaps puff pastry for pizza crust and is served with truffle, spinach and cheese fondue.”
The controversial dish was shared on Gordon’s Instagram, where he has 10.1 million followers, with the caption: “We’ve had beef… we’ve had lobster…. now introducing the pizza wellington.”
Many were left baffled, with one person asking: “In what part of it is a pizza lmao.”
A second fan asked: “What am I missing? This looks like a normal beef Wellington.
“Where’s the pizza? Is it just the dough that is pizza dough instead of puff?”
Another raged: “That’s literally the worst part of the pizza. Some people don’t even eat it.”
One Italian fan begged: “Please Gordon don’t put the word pizza in the name of that dish cause it has nothing to do with it.”
He added in another comment: “Pizza sauce is like an insult to god man… Moreover the crust of that has nothing to do with pizza’s one.”
Another Italian added: “This is why the British empire crumbled. You guys are too concerned with making things into Wellingtons.”
A third advised: “Should of put some Italian spice when cooking.”
Many fans also criticised the meat, with one person commenting: “It’s raw. Looks like it started from frozen.”
On Twitter, another fan blasted: “This is precisely the kind of s*** you criticized on Kitchen Nightmares all the time.
“What a hypocrite you turned out to be.”
But others said they couldn’t wait to come and try the dish.
One woman replied: “This is by far the sexiest thing I’ve ever seen in my life.”
Another put the critics in their place, as she wrote: “Goodness the amount of people saying it’s “raw” it’s rare! Off you go back to your cremated steaks!”
The celebrity chef was previously slammed by fans as he tried to show off his £18.50 fish and chips takeaway.
One outraged potato lover replied: “Where’s the rest of the chips? I’ve seen more chips in a seagulls mouth!!!””