this weekend i frequented one of those not a pub/not a restaurant place and ordered a pie from the menu.
there were a few things wrong with the whole experience of the place to be honest: my pie was served up on a wooden square "plate" (basically a bread board) with the potato and cabbage served in little bowls on the board. i dont like it when places try to be a bit wacky like this. keep the simple things simple. so before i'd even opened the pie up, I was anooyed that i was having to spoon out 3 seperate bowks onto the board...but anyway, onto the "pie"...
the main problem with the pie, was the fact that it was one of those moody pies where its hot bowl full of ingredients with a pastry roof. i.e. all the ingredients were not encased in pastry.
so my question is this: when is a pie not a pie? does full encasing need to happen for it to be a pie? i say it does. if its one of the mere pastry roof affairs it should be advertised as such.