Sci's stories: Pig-hivier Pie
Pig-hivier is Sci’s take on the French pithivier pie. The pie of pies in Sci’s eyes, as there is a lot of care that goes into its making.
It starts with building the meat filling, made of bacon, ham, pulled pork shoulder and tenderloin. Fitting with Sci’s sustainability values, he uses as much as the pig as possible to minimise wastage and maximise flavour.
This includes trimmings used for the stock and veloute, which are set in a dome mould and frozen.
A variety of different sized rings of pastry are then cut and used to build the pie, layer by layer.
The team create between eight and ten per day, so get them while you can!
This is more than a pie, it's a process of love and attention.
Although Sci jokes, that "The top of the pie has some resemblance to the pig in Angry Birds" he wholeheartedly believes this is is a "classy pie".