The second September is upon us all foodie thoughts undoubtedly turn to autumnal comfort food. Hearty dishes, full of delicious seasonal ingredients and indulgent, warming ﬂavours are the perfect remedy for dull and drizzly autumn days, which is why the new pie menu at Smith & Whistle hits the spot.
Each pie has been expertly paired with its perfect mash partner as well as a unique alcoholic beverage designed to complement and enhance the ﬂavours on each plate. The pie menu includes six pairings featuring traditional ingredients as well as modern takes on the celebrated dish.
While each of the pies were delicious in their own right, there were deﬁnite standout dishes including Best of British, which featured a mouth-wateringly tender ﬁlling of short rib beef, seasonal root vegetables and potato enclosed in a light and ﬂaky puff pastry, accompanied by a sweet caramelised onion and bacon mash. Paired with a Curious IPA, the perfect partner to cut through the beef, it was a seriously hearty dish. Our favourite pie, however, was Fishing for Clues; with salmon, crayﬁsh, smoked haddock and mussels in a creamy sauce, paired with a dangerously moreish cauliﬂower cheese mash and a sparkling rosé from Kent vineyard Chapeldown, to cleanse the palate and complement the oily texture of the ﬁsh with a refreshing, fruity contrast. Perfection.
The exclusive Pie & Mash Menu is available daily at Smith & Whistle until the end of November (available Monday - Saturday: 12pm – 12.30am and Sunday: 12pm to 6 pm). Prices start from £9.
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