If there’s one thing the English do very well, it’s a pie. And now Londoners can eat the very best, by a Michelin star chefs, all in the name of charity.
One of the best purveyors of the pastry crust wrapped dish The Pie Room at Holborn Dining Room is running a fundraiser launched by chef Calum Franklin, an expert in all things crust, teaming up with some of the county’s best chefs to develop new pie recipes in aid of a good cause, The Pie Room Guest Series.
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First up is Tom Kerridge, the owner of the only pub in the UK with two Michelin stars, The Hand and Flowers. Kerridge is a huge name in the UK and an exponent of British cuisine and the high-quality local produce that can be found there. His creation for the Pie Room is a steak and blue cheese pie with Rebellion ale and onion gravy.
The pies are Michelin chef standard, but they’re not being sold at Michelin star prices, Kerridge’s pie can be enjoyed for just £8.
There is also the chance for diners to enjoy Kerridge’s cooking at an eight-course pop-up at The Pie Room on February 12th which includes rabbit and bacon en croûte, lobster thermidor and truffle roast chicken.
Proceeds from both the pies and the pop-up will go to Hospitality Action, an organisation dedicated to helping hospitality people get back on their feet after a setback. Other chefs will be added to the schedule and announced in due course.