Pies have been a British favourite for centuries, so much so that a whole week (6-12 March 2017) called British Pie Week has been dedicated to them. The combination of buttery pastry and oozy fillings, along with the choice of accompaniments, makes them the perfect comfort food.
In celebration of British Pie Week, Sopwell House has launched an innovative menu to get your taste buds tingling and raise your expectations of the humble pie.
Keeping it traditional, The Brasserie is offering a Chicken and tarragon pie, sweet potato mash and roast chicken gravy. Succulent chicken in a creamy tarragon sauce encased in buttery pastry will satisfy those wishing to stick with the classics.
An upgrade on the traditional Steak pie, Sopwell House is also offering a Beef, venison and red wine pie with roasted root vegetables and savoy cabbage, in The Brasserie. The beef and venison melts in your mouth and is smothered in rich gravy.
The Brasserie has created a delicious alternative for vegetarians with their Saag paneer pie with Bombay potatoes. This Indian-inspired dish bursts with flavour from the aromatic spices, which work well with the crisp pastry.
The Restaurant is offering a sophisticated twist on traditional pie and mash with its Guinea fowl and wild mushroom pie with a guinea fowl ballotine and pomme purée. The dish is full of earthy flavours such as wild mushrooms and guinea fowl, which are balanced with the silky pomme purée.
Sopwell House is a stunning Georgian manor house located in the city of St. Albans deep within the Hertfordshire countryside. Located only 20 minutes from London St. Pancras, the hotel is the idyllic getaway just outside of the hustle and bustle of the capital. The hotel is the perfect place to dine boasting two restaurants, an elegant cocktail lounge, and conservatory bar, all of which look out on 12-acres of beautiful gardens.
Sopwell House, Cottonmill Lane, St Albans, AL1 2HQ
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