Foodie Festival Fun

Foodie Festival Fun

My sister and I find it difficult to grab much time together these days. Both of us working full time and with busy family lives, it’s often difficult to find time to set aside to spend together. But we saw the Foodie Festival at Tatton Park advertised and we made an effort, bought the tickets and headed off. Thanks to the chauffeuring services of our husbands, it also meant that we could have a little glass of something, should we choose! 

As we started our walk around I immediately spotted a pie stall, called To Pie For, and knowing a few gents who are partial to the odd pie or two I made a beeline for the stall. We had a general browse around at the pies and decided to go for a wander round the rest of the festival before returning to make our selection and purchase. 

We returned not much later, as we were concerned the stock would be sold out. I selected a traditional (cold eating) pork pie and also a chicken, ham and cranberry pie, which is sold as a cold pie, but we did warm it.  The pies were £5 each but were a large size.  There was also a deal of 3 pies for £13

The web site states that all meat in the pies is provided by Houghtons butchers in Warrington.

To Pie For don’t sell online but they appear at various Makers Markets across the region and have recently attended the Pie Fest in Melton Mowbray. 

If you’re looking for a very different type of wedding or celebration ‘cake’ take a look at the website www.to-pie-for.co.uk

Pork Pie

An impressive looking, hand crimped pie, baked to an even golden colour. The pastry was crisp and allowed you to cut the pie without it all falling apart. The meat content seemed good quality with great flavour and there was a small amount of jelly between the meat and pastry casing. The jelly was just the right amount in my opinion, as it’s not my favourite part of a pie. 

We did think the pastry was a little too thick in parts, particularly the crimp, but the flavour was  excellent. 

I will definitely look out for where To Pie For are located in the run up to Christmas. Pork pie (accompanied with some fabulous chilli jam made by a friend) is pretty much a family staple during the festive period.

Date:                            14 July 2019

Where:                         Foodie Festival, Tatton Park

Pie Supplier:                 To Pie For

Hot or Cold:                  Cold

Score out of 10:            9.0

Chicken, Ham and Cranberry

We weren’t sure whether this was a cold eat or should be warmed, so we warmed it. We have since learnt that it is listed in the cold eats part of the website so we hope this hasn’t affected the way the pie ate.

Even though we did warm the pie, we didn’t find that the pastry was compromised in any way. It remained crisp and held it’s shape, and as you can see from the photos, it retained it’s shape an didn’t collapse. 

Again, we found the thickness of the pastry a little too thick at times but the taste of the pie was lovely. The heating meant that the jelly surrounding the meat melted and kept it very moist. 

Date:                            14 July 2019

Where:                         Foodie Festival, Tatton Park

Pie Supplier:                 To Pie For

Hot or Cold:                  Listed as cold, but eaten warm

Score out of 10:            8.8

KW

Pork Pie
Pork Pie
Chicken, Ham and Cranberry
Chicken, Ham and Cranberry

#chefshaneneild #to-pie-for #topiefor #warrington #awardwinning #artisan #specialist #goldaward #silveraward #britishfood #pie #pieface #pieoftheday #greattastingpies #lancashirepie #fridaypie #tattonpark #makersmarket #porkpie #chicken #ham #cranberry #deliciouspie 

Posted on: August 5, 2019EditorBPA

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.