Pie in the sky, pie in your face, pie pretty much everywhere.
“All-you-can-eat pie party” is, quite frankly, a lot of words we like strung together. So the news that the Dominique Ansel bakery are hosting such an event is music to our ears. After all, autumn is a time for baggy jumpers and loading up on food, so it’s time to grab a slice of the action.
The bakery’s pie nights, which took New York by storm when they began in 2015, will take place on October 24th & 25th. The rules are simple: ten pies will be on offer, and you have ninety minutes to scoff as many slices as your belly can hold. Once satiated by your feast, they’ll roll you out the door and on your merry way, £42 lighter but several pounds heavier. Self-control is not a virtue here, it seems.
To be honest, the pies in question sound insanely delicious. Five savoury options – including tarragon chicken and ham hock, beef cheek and pork, and mushroom, leek, and artichoke – kick off the event, with sweet pies to follow. These range from the classic lemon meringue, to more exotic creations like salted caramel harvest apple, and the perversely delicious Nutella angel cream pie with whipped sour cream mousse. Yup, we’re drooling too.
The pies are expected to go quickly, but tickets will move even quicker. NYC’s Pie Nights reportedly sell out in two minutes, so you’ve got to be swift to score a slice (or twelve). They go on sale at 12pm on October 5th, and you can snag them here. An extravagance, for sure, but Pie Night comes but twice a year…
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