Could you ‘pie-oneer’ a new dish for Spalding pub?

Shannon Ashby with a beef and ale pie
Shannon Ashby with a beef and ale pie
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A local pub is offering Spalding foodies the chance to design a brand new pie dish to be featured on a specials menu later this year.

The Pied Calf on Sheepmarket, which is owned by Greene King, is calling for aspiring pie-connoisseurs to submit their culinary creations online including details of their perfect pastry, meat, vegetable and sauce combination.

The overall winner will bag themselves a £500 cash prize and the title of Greene King’s first official Great British ‘Pastriot’. Two runners-up will each receive a £100 cash prize.

Laura Elwes, general manager at the Pied Calf, said: “We decided to mark the launch of our Best of British festival by launching a competition to find a new twist on one of Britain’s best dishes, the humble pie.

“We are hoping to find pies that are both creative and delicious in equal measure; whether it’s an old favourite, a personal speciality or a classic pie with a modern twist. We can’t wait to see what the Spalding community come up with.”

Participants can enter their pie designs on the Pied Calf Facebook page, www.facebook.com/pages/The-Pied-Calf/242775430339 until the end of the month.