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...


For more info or order inquiries please email: meatalamode@gmail.com

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

THE LIST: Meat Pies



Here is an ever-growing list of my pie varieties, more can be found in my blog posts of the past:

  • White (wine) Rabbit Pie ***AWARD WINNING***
  • Dinosaur Pie (alligator in either a spicy creole style or creamy fennel sauce)
  • Venison Shepherd's Pie
  • Chicken Noodle Pie
  • Spicy Chicken Ginger Noodle Pie
  • Chicken and Dumpling Pie
  • Coconut Pulled Pork with Spicy Mango Bbq Sauce
  • Monte Cristo Pie with Salty Bacon Caramel Ice Cream
  • Wild Boar Pie
  • Lamb Cherry Pie with Rosemary Ice Cream
  • Lobster/Seafood Pie with Bacon Ice Cream
  • Chicken Makhani Pie
  • Chicken and Mushroom Pie
  • Ham and Cheese Pie
  • Meatloaf Shepherds Pie with Whipped Potato Crust and Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream
  • Mince Meat Pie (Yes, with real meat - This is part of our seasonal Dickensian Pie Collection)
  • Python Pie
  • Kangaroo Stew Pie
  • Tender Goat Pie
  • Buffalo Joe Pie (Sloppily Delicious)
  • 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 and Wild Rice Pie
  • German Style Pie (Bierocks!) with ground beef and cabbage -or- sausage, sauerkraut and potato
  • Haggis Pie (Americanized...somewhat)
  • Pork Chops and Savory Applesauce Pie
  • Sweet and Sour BBQ Pork
  • Steak Stroganoff
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Pie
  • Pizza Pie

...minimal meat/vegetarian options:

  • Caprese Pie with Tomato-Basil Sorbet
  • Baked Potato Pie (with cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives, etc...) ***A FAN FAVORITE***
  • Mushroom and Wine Pie (variations include: Chardonnay, Sherry, or Chianti)
  • 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

THE LIST: Savory Ice Creams



Now, these are not necessarily the types of ice cream you are used to -- they aren't meant to be eaten by the bowl full... they are a bit more savory than your average ice cream. Kind of like the sour cream on your baked potato, these ice creams are the perfect accompaniment to our meat pies! Subtle and delicious, these flavors challenge the tongue and please the palette... Yum!

Meat a la Mode's Special Savory Ice Cream Flavors:
  • Black Pepper
  • Fig and Gorgonzola
  • Black Truffle
  • Truffle and Wine Grape
  • Raspberry and Sage Chevre
  • Salted Plum
  • Pear and Brie
  • Herbed Butter
  • Cheddar Ale
  • Green pea
  • Pink Peppercorn Potato
  • Salty Bacon Caramel
  • Bacon and Egg
  • Roasted Tomato-Basil
  • Beet & Chevre
  • Green Bean Foie Gras
  • Mango Habanero
  • Honey Buttered Corn
  • Sour Cream and Chive
  • Smoked Whitefish
  • Spicy Curry
  • Makhani Spice
  • White Pepper Parmasean
  • Juniper Berry Gin
  • Saffron Rice
  • White Hot Sweet Cream
  • Earthy Mushroom
  • Salmon Cream Cheese
  • Lime Cayenne
  • Rosemary
  • Bacon
  • Tarragon & Juniper
  • Dill
  • Red wine and Cheese
  • Strawberry Balsamic Basil
  • Spicy Tamarind
  • Burnt Blueberry
  • Olive Oil Avacado
  • Sweet Potato & Herb

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Worth a Thousand Words...




I LOVE when my clients and friends send me pics of my pies and the Meatniks who enjoy them. Here are a couple sent to me by some lovelies who ordered frozen take & bake pies with Coconut Pulled Pork and Chicken Noodle fillings -- Thanks Y'all!

MeatCake Cupcakes!


5-meat cupcakes with potato frosting, spiced tomato glaze and chive sprinkles...delishy...!

YELP! Dinosaurs!


If you love Meat á la Mode and have attended any of my tasting events or ordered a specialty pie from me, please head to Yelp and spread the good word! I'm really excited to see more reviews! If you have a moment, please tell me which of my pies you have experienced and what you thought of it! I'd also love to hear about the pies that you have yet to experience that you are looking forward to!

Next up, my Lovies: Dinosaur pie.

My exotic meat pies know NO LIMITS! I have created two new versions of this recipe that are available on a limited basis -- One is alligator in a delightful tomato base with a hint of spice that screams [insert pterodactyl screech here] prehistoric perfection! The other is gator in a light fennel cream sauce that is a lovely, delicate compliment to the flaky crust... It's Deliciousaurus.

Be Sweet, Share the Meat!

Do you LOVE Meat á la Mode? Are you new to the meat pie world and wish to to learn more about our products? Email us at meatalamode@gmail.com or check out some of our customer reviews on Yelp. If you've tried our pies at parties, charitable events in Portland, farmers markets or at your own home and you want to share a glowing review, please post a little love note to us here on our website or through the link above.

Thank you, Meatniks!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Little Love Letters for the Light of Your Life...


Valentine's Day is on the horizon! How about some heart-shaped savories for your sweetie (or your irresistible self!)?

Check out the filling lists on this blog, or send a message and tell MALM what types of meat pies you would like to see on the menu!

Need to contact Meat á la Mode? Leave us a comment here or email meatalamode@gmail.com

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Savory Ice Cream List:

Now, these are not necessarily the types of ice cream you are used to -- they aren't meant to be eaten by the bowl full... they are a bit more savory than your average ice cream. Kind of like the sour cream on your baked potato, these ice creams are the perfect accompaniment to our meat pies! Subtle and delicious, these flavors challenge the tongue and please the palette... Yum!

Meat a la Mode's Special Savory Ice Cream Flavors:
  • Black Pepper
  • Fig and Gorgonzola
  • Lemon Buttermilk Herb
  • Black Truffle
  • Truffle and Wine Grape
  • Raspberry and Sage Chevre
  • Salted Plum
  • Pear and Brie
  • Herbed Butter
  • Cheddar Ale
  • Green pea
  • Pink Peppercorn Potato
  • Salty Bacon Caramel
  • Bacon and Egg
  • Roasted Tomato-Basil
  • Beet & Chevre
  • Green Bean Foie Gras
  • Mango Habanero
  • Honey Buttered Corn
  • Sour Cream and Chive
  • Smoked Whitefish
  • Spicy Curry
  • Makhani Spice
  • White Pepper Parmasean
  • Juniper Berry Gin
  • Saffron Rice
  • White Hot Sweet Cream
  • Earthy Mushroom
  • Salmon Cream Cheese
  • Lime Cayenne
  • Rosemary
  • Bacon
  • Tarragon & Juniper
  • Dill
  • Red wine and Cheese
  • Strawberry Balsamic Basil
  • Spicy Tamarind
  • Burnt Blueberry
  • Olive Oil Avacado
  • Sweet Potato & Herb

Meat Pies, Savory Ice Creams

Here is an ever-growing list of my pie varieties, more can be found in my blog posts of the past:

  • White (wine) Rabbit Pie ***AWARD WINNING***
  • Dinosaur Pie (alligator in either a spicy creole style or creamy fennel sauce)
  • Venison Shepherd's Pie
  • Chicken Noodle Pie
  • Spicy Chicken Ginger Noodle Pie
  • Chicken and Dumpling Pie
  • Coconut Pulled Pork with Spicy Mango Bbq Sauce
  • Monte Cristo Pie with Salty Bacon Caramel Ice Cream
  • Wild Boar Pie
  • Lamb Cherry Pie with Rosemary Ice Cream
  • Lobster/Seafood Pie with Bacon Ice Cream
  • Chicken Makhani Pie
  • Chicken and Mushroom Pie
  • Ham and Cheese Pie
  • Meatloaf Shepherds Pie with Whipped Potato Crust and Roasted Tomato-Basil Ice Cream
  • Mince Meat Pie (Yes, with real meat - This is part of our seasonal Dickensian Pie Collection)
  • Python Pie
  • Kangaroo Stew Pie
  • Tender Goat Pie
  • Buffalo Joe Pie (Sloppily Delicious)
  • 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 and Wild Rice Pie
  • German Style Pie (Bierocks!) with ground beef and cabbage -or- sausage, sauerkraut and potato
  • Haggis Pie (Americanized...somewhat)
  • Pork Chops and Savory Applesauce Pie
  • Sweet and Sour BBQ Pork
  • Thanksgiving Dinner Pie
  • Pizza Pie

...minimal meat/vegetarian options:

  • Caprese Pie with Tomato-Basil Sorbet
  • Baked Potato Pie (with cheese, bacon, sour cream, chives, etc...) ***A FAN FAVORITE***
  • Mushroom and Wine Pie (variations include: Chardonnay, Sherry, or Chianti)
  • 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