Stapleford Park Partners With Award Winning Pie Maker
In celebration of Melton Mowbray’s annual PieFest (28th July to 29th July), Stapleford Park will be serving up a limited-edition game pie at its Library Bar created in collaboration with award-winning pie shop, Nice Pie.
An ode to Leicestershire’s long pie-making tradition, the pastry creation is filled to the brim with tender chunks of pheasant, rabbit and pigeon, and encased in a handmade shortcrust mould freshly baked on the day. A feast for the eyes as well as for the mouth, the pie’s pastry lid has been engraved with a beautiful picture of a deer – a tribute to the hotel’s 500 acres of lake and woodland.
The recipe for the dish was conceived by Head Chef of Stapleford Park Tony Fitt, together with Katherine Walmsley at Nice Pie, a local family business championed by celebrity chef Jamie Oliver and famous for its award-winning squirrel and kangaroo pies.
“We are delighted to collaborate with Nice Pie and cannot wait for Stapleford Park guests to try our special pie creation which is sure to delight with every bite. We see this as a great opportunity to celebrate Melton Mowbray’s rich culinary heritage and Britain’s favourite comfort dish which we hope will only continue to grow in popularity” said Tony Fitt, head chef, Stapleford Park. “It’s been great to work with the Stapleford Park team to create a premium pie for a premium venue, celebrating a Melton Mowbray special.” added Katharine Walmsley, Founder of Nice Pie.
Set in one of England’s finest stately homes, Stapleford Park is a member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World and provides guests with the opportunity to experience a taste of leisurely country life with fine dining in an elegant setting, exhilarating rounds of golf on a championship course, wonderful spa treatments and an array of country pursuits, surrounded by 500 acres of glorious Capability Brown parkland.
Melton Mowbray’s annual PieFest will run from 10am to 4pm on the weekend of 28-29 July 2018 at Melton Mowbray Market, Leicestershire LE13 1JY. The event will be attended by UK’s awarding-winning pie makers selling their pies including past Supreme Champions of the British Pie Awards. PieFest will also include talks, tastings, demonstrations and workshops on how to make the perfect pie. There will also be a Pie Kitchen where visitors can eat hot pies – baked to perfection with a choice of mash, mushy peas, gravy, vegetables and a variety of accompaniments.
Available from 28th July to 29th July, the limited-edition pie will be served at the Library Bar.