Meat á la Mode by Kristina Von Kroug

Inspired by family traditions as well as by historical recipes and cooking techniques, Meat á la Mode puts a new twist on classic comfort food. My meat pies and savory ice creams explore the flavors of more rarely used game meats such as rabbit, oxtail, or alligator in addition to serving up childhood favorites like chicken noodle soup or macaroni and cheese -- all in pie form! Meat á la Mode strives to create a journey of taste encased in a golden, flaky crust.

Meat á la Mode's unique meat pies entice the discerning carnivore with mouth-watering flavor combinations, two types of pastry, and a decadent edible gold topping.

Keep watching -- I'm working hard to build a little emPIEre...

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Friday, November 13, 2009

The List

The ice creams are not readily available this season, but here is an ever-growing list of my pie varieties:

  • White (wine) Rabbit Pie ***AWARD WINNING***
  • Lamb Cherry Pie with Rosemary Ice Cream
  • Lobster/Seafood Pie with Bacon Ice Cream
  • Ham and Cheese Pie
  • Meatloaf Shepherds Pie with Whipped Potato Crust and Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream
  • Mince Meat Pie
  • Turkey Chili Pie with Honey Buttered Corn Ice Cream
  • Tortilla Chicken Pie with Lime Cayenne Ice Cream
  • Oxtail Pie with Dill Ice Cream
  • Fried Chicken or Pork Chop Pie with Pink Peppercorn Potato Ice Cream
  • Duck Pie with Wild Rice
  • German Style Pie (Bierocks!) with ground beef and cabbage -or- sausage, sauerkraut and potato
  • Haggis Pie (Americanized...somewhat)
  • Pork Chops and Applesauce
  • Sweet and Sour BBQ Pork
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Pie

...minimal meat/vegetarian options:

  • Caprese Pie with Tomato-Basil Sorbet
  • Mushroom and White Wine Pie
  • Potato and Cheese Pie with Sour Cream and Chive Ice Cream
  • Fennel Veggie Pie
  • Veggie Curry Pie
  • Mac and Cheese Pie with Salmon Cream Cheese Ice Cream

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Get High on PIE!

Thanksgiving Dinner Pie.

There. I said it.

Holidays stress you out? Too tired to whip up an eight course meal? You may need Thanksgiving Dinner Pie -- Relax and succumb to the natural sedation powers of precious potatoes and tantalizing turkey.

It's all in there folks! Turkey, taters, veggies, stuffing, cranberries, and so much more... All in a convenient, golden, flaky pastry package...

Get your tryptophan in pie form this holiday season from Meat á la Mode!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Thank You, Portland Halloween Bazaar & Ho-Down!

Thank you to all who came to have a taste of Meat á la Mode Pies this Halloween from noon to 4 p.m. in the Kenton neighborhood. The people of the Portland Halloween Bazaar, especially Jack and Jayne, created an amazing event for families all over Portland.

Hundreds of meaty morsels were devoured within minutes, and the satisfied sighs of the pie patrons could be heard throughout the evening...

I would love to hear what everyone thought of my pies! Which flavor did you like the best? What fillings would you like to see in the future?

Many thanks again to all who showed up to support a gal and a dream, and to all those who made the event possible -- especially Jack and Jayne, Tim Ravins, Winnie Chou, my costume designer Melissa DeMerit, The Dandy Fop (pictured below), and Mjr. Nelson for all the support!

The Dandy Fop enjoys a dandy Meat á la Mode Pie

Major Nelson was major awesome throughout the evening. Always a supporter of carnivorism; he kept the ice dry, the pies hot, and Jeannie happy :)

The holidays approach and there are new magical flavors on the horizon... details to come...