Disney is teaming up with renowned chef Roy Choi to celebrate “Friendsgiving” in a special way, even amid the ongoing pandemic.
The entertainment conglomerate and Chef Choi collaborated with five pizzerias in the United States — including one in Brooklyn — to launch Mickey & Friends(giving), a promotion during which each location will offer up a specialty pie based off of some of Disney’s iconic characters that can be picked up or delivered on Nov. 21.
“I am so excited to host this ultimate pizza party mash-up for fans and friends to share this Friendsgiving together,” said Chef Choi of the holiday, a traditional spin on Thanksgiving at which a meal is shared with friends as opposed to family. “I named one of my restaurants Best Friend because I live for that feeling when you’re just hanging out having fun with your friends and nothing else in the world matters. I was able to team up with some of the best pizzerias in the U.S. to make some awesome recipes inspired by Mickey and his Friends, and now, fans too can experience them with each other this holiday.”
In Kings County, Roberta’s Pizza is taking part in the fun by offering a different specialty pie at each of its Brooklyn locations.
The pizzeria’s Bushwick location will offer the Donald Duck. With Roberta’s house-made spicy nduja sausage and bitter castelfranco radicchio topped with smooth Taleggio cheese and lemon zest, the pie gives a nod to Donald Duck’s feisty personality.
Meanwhile, at the Williamburg outpost, Roberta’s will offer a pizza inspired by Donald Duck’s girlfriend, Daisy. The Daisy Duck is based off of Roberta’s white pie and adds on the pizzeria’s special salsa verde and thinly slice potatoes, bringing some of Daisy’s elegance and her own spiciness to the table.
“Being a part of the Friends(giving) campaign was a great opportunity to create a fun twist on one of my favorite holidays,” said Chef Carlo Mirarchi of Roberta’s Pizza. “I loved channeling my inner Donald Duck by creating a pizza with a bit of spice to embody his feisty personality.”
Fans can now pre-order their pizzas for local pickup or delivery on Nov. 21 at disney.com/mickeyfriendsstaytrue. Each pizza will cost $36, plus tax, and will include a custom pizza box and Mickey & Friends(giving) stickers for those who pre-ordered. Quantities are limited and will be served on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.
This story first appeared on AMNY.com.