Tuesday, November 15, 2011

A dream of pies

MaoMaoChong’s Stephen Rocard has been taunting us this month, doing a couple of one-off supper specials based on that favourite Aussie snack, the pie. Last night was a veggie version, but very tasty – indeed, surprisingly enough, it turned out to be rather more filling than the meat pie he served up a couple of weeks ago.

Alas, there seems no likelihood of this becoming a regular offering there. In fact, Stephen and Stephanie are shortly to depart on an extended winter break, so, although friends will be continuing to keep the bar open for them, there’ll be no food there at all through December and January.

Stephen’s little pie treat this November has only served to torment me with memories of the meat pies we used to enjoy – just being downwind of one coming out of the oven was a rich experience! – at 12 Square Metres.

1 comment:

Froog said...

Aha, he's just announced another Parma Night - this coming Monday.

I think he was strong-armed into it a bit by Stephanie, but... they're making a contribution to Movember, the month-long fund-raising event for prostate cancer research. So, even more reason to pig out.

I do wish there was a regular source of pies in this town, though. I miss the steak & kidney ones they used to do at the old John Bull Pub on Guanghua Lu.