2015 TRADTIONAL STEAK PIE CHAMPIONMonday, 24th Aug 2015
The 2015 Traditional Steak Pie final was held at Monteith Dining Group in Stirling. There, professional chef Mark Heirs selected from six of the best pies from the first stage judging at Perth College.
The result will be announced at the SFMTA Regional meetings in week beginning Monday 31st August. Mark enthused over the steak pie he selected as the stand out winner:-
Mark was a quarter finalist in the 2008 Masterchef the Professionals. His career has taken him from The Dorchester in London and The Fat Duck, owned by Heston Blumental to Nick Nairn's Cook School and One Devonshire Gardens.
His latest ventures are the Highland Curing Co. and No.16 Deli in Bridge of Allan. He gave the finalist a thorough test before deciding on the Scottish Champion.
"First of all it was the quality of the pastry; it was really nice, light, flaky and buttery. It tasted like a home made pastry and then the steak was nice even sized pieces, really tender with a consistent gravy.
"I wouldn't say spiced but a nice level of seasoning and the gravy coated the meat but didn't run all over the plate. All in an all a really good steak pie that stood out hands down as a worthy winner."