fudo finds friday: blackbird pie company
Our last post featured a giveaway. If you haven’t commented and added your name please click here and do so. We are giving away a lovely hand carved cutting board. We found the cutting board at the farmers market, a hub for artesian products and fresh produce. These days you may find some of the same produce from the farmers markets on the tables of your local restaurants. It is wonderful to see that more and more restaurants are keeping the food seasonal and local. One such restaurant is called Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen. From the folks at Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen comes Blackbird Pie Company. “Scott Mahar is an acclaimed executive chef who brings his dedication to whole foods and local sourcing with him to Blackbird Pie Company. He is currently the Executive Chef at Poppy Hill Tuscan Kitchen in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Under Chef Scott’s direction, Poppy Hill was named one of the “Top 10 Farm to Table Restaurants” by Bon Appetit & Gourmet Magazine’s official website, epicurious.com.” “Ingrid Mahar is a restaurateur and luxury hospitality professional with a career spanning over 20 years. Her love of hand-crafted artisanal foods has come full circle with the creation of Blackbird Pie Company in 2011. She currently co-owns, with her husband, Scott Mahar, Poppy Hill. Blackbird Pie Company is dedicated to artisanal production of each and every pie, every day. Chef created, seasonally inspired and hand crafted every Blackbird Pie is fresh and delicious.” And, yes, these pies are fresh and delicious as well as beautiful! We had an opportunity to go to a pie tasting and were more than happy to sample some of the fall favorites. Our favorite was the chocolate pecan. The sample was sinful and to be honest we could have eaten the whole pie. It was an Oliver like moment: “More please.” We really enjoyed speaking with Ingrid Mahar, she is genuine and it shows that she loves baking these pies. Having eaten at Poppy Hill we were not surprised by the superiority of these delicious pies. Many of the popular pies for the holiday include pumpkin with mascarpone cream, sweet potato with pecan praline, roasted apple with pear and pralines, apple with caramel, chocolate pecan and pecan bourbon. We know. You are thinking, “I need one of those pies.” We couldn’t agree more as we ordered the chocolate pecan which we will pick up the Tuesday before Thanksgiving. You don’t need to live locally to enjoy a Blackbird creation. They are happy to ship anywhere in the country. Last week we introduced you to Cakewalk, maker of the adorable pie pop. This week we’ve put Blackbird Pie Company in the spotlight for they make the most sinfully delicious full size pies that are a must on your holiday table. You will not have to travel far to order your favorite pies. Don’t waste any time. Please take a look at Blackbird Pie Company’s website. You will not be disappointed with the wide variety of pies available. Give yourself a gift. Let Blackbird Pie Company do the hard work while you add a little time into your hectic holiday schedule. You will feel more relaxed and you will make your family happy with an artesian pie. Take a look and order soon, you will be glad you did.