Knives and forks at the ready… British Pie Week kicks off tomorrow.
The celebration honours the ultimate comfort food, whether your favourite is a steak pie, creamy mash and lashings of gravy or a sweet fruity number packed with apple, rhubarb or cherries, and plenty of custard, of course.
Nottingham’s newest eatery Pieminister is now fully open in Long Row just in time to celebrate this great tradition.
The restaurant will mark the occasion by launching a new veggie pie, the Saag Pie-Neer, made with paneer cheese and peas with spinach, potato, chilli and mango.
Spokeswoman Sophie Trecourt said: “We’ve chosen to create a meat-free pie to lead our Pie Week celebrations in a bid to encourage even the most committed carnivores to occasionally #TryAVegPie.”
Although meaty pies will always be available, tomorrow also marks the start of Meat Free Mondays at the pie emporium with 50p off veggie versions.
1.Pieminister, Low Row :Veggie, meaty, traditional or out-of-the-ordinary, Nottingham’s new dedicated pie emporium has everything from Moo & Blue, with beef and Stilton, to the spicy Chilli Con Carnage, from £5, pieminister.co.uk
2.Cross Keys, Weekday Cross: The pub holds a pie night every Monday, offering a pie, peas, mash or rustic chips and a drink for £7.95. The pies, from top butcher Owen Taylor, include steak and ale with Twisted Genius stout gravy, crosskeysnottingham.co.uk
3.Mrs. King’s Pork Pies, Cotsgrave: Mrs. King started her small family bakery in 1853. As well as the traditional pork pies, the award-winning Cotgrave company produces pies filled with game, pork, chicken and apricot and turkey and cranberry. You can find them at The Cheese Shop in Flying Horse Walk, mrskingsporkpies.co.uk
4.Lime Tree Pantry, Ollerton: Another famous Notts pie maker, whose wares can be found in farm shops and foodie markets across Notts. Choose from savoury and sweet pies including black cherry, rhubarb and Bramley apple, £5, limetreepantryfoods.com
Courtesy of Nottingham Post.