British Pie Week in London 2018
Mid-way between Shrove Tuesday and Easter, I think that it’s safe to say that we all need a little pick-me-up and British Pie Week could not sound more comforting, especially considering the dire weather that we are all recovering from.
The Oystermen Seafood Bar & Kitchen
Situated in the hustle and bustle of Covent Garden, Alex Povall, Head Chef at this acclaimed restaurant in the West End has created a pie with a refined twist: a special beef and oyster pie. This will be a pie experience like you’ve never had before because it will be presented in an elegant oyster shell with a butter-poached oyster and beef stewed in Povall’s extraordinary ‘Everyday Oyster Stout’ and finished to perfection with a generous sprinkling of panko breadcrumbs. Now, I don’t know about you, but that sounds so much better than your bog-standard pie ‘n’ mash.
Pie Afternoon Tea at Bluebird, Chelsea
Roger Pizey is the brains behind this concept in south west London that will be open this weekend only, from 9th to 11th March. Not a fan of traditional Afternoon Tea? If so, this might be just the thing for you because there will be no sign of soggy cucumber sandwiches here, that’s for sure. At this Pie Afternoon Tea you can expect a number of mouth-watering pie delights, including cheddar and red onion and banoffee pie cupcakes. Excuse me while I elbow my way to the front of the queue…
Pieminister at Brixton Market
One of the newest additions to Brixton Market is somewhere you have to visit this week, especially if you consider yourself to be a brave experimenter in the culinary department. Meet the ‘Pork Pie-Scream’…or in other words, pork pie-flavoured ice cream: soft-serve vanilla ice cream with bacon bits, pork scratching, drizzled with maple syrup and finished with a good dollop of apple sauce all inside a crispy waffle cone ‘pie crust.’ If you like pancakes with the famous bacon and maple syrup combo, then odds are you’ll like this too!