The best thing about the first day of winter? It’s the inaugural Australia’s National Pie Day. This coming Monday 1 June will see Australians all over the country hold their pies high…oh and also it marks the beginning of Pie Time in the NSW Southern Highlands (Pie-lands.)
Australia’s Pie-Minister, Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPIErdomenico is encouraging all Australians to buy a pie, order a pie, bake a pie, share a pie recipe, take part in the Pie Time in Pie-solation virtual events starting Monday, and for those in NSW to visit the Southern Highlands and take part in the great Pie Trail.
“The 1st of June, by an interesting turn of events after what we have all experienced over the last few months, is the first day of eased travel restrictions for NSW. So, we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back to the Southern Pie-lands for the best pies in Australia,” said Steve Rosa, Group Manager Tourism and Economic Development, at Destination Southern Highlands.
“All our local pie makers, bakeries, cafes and restaurants have really missed the trade over the last few months, first with the summer bushfires, and more recently due to the Covid-19 pandemic. They look forward to giving visitors a taste of Southern Highlands’ famous pies and hospitality,” Steve continued.
“But if they can’t get to the Highlands, as we know that many of us are just starting to emerge from hibernation, they can still take part in our Pie Time in Pie-solation online virtual events taking place every day through until 7th June,” Steve concluded.
PIE TIME IN PIE-SOLATION VIRTUAL EVENTS
Take place 1-7 June 2020. Visit www.pietime.com.au
|Monday 1st June, 12 noon||Behind the Scenes of Pie Making (@ Heatherbraes Bakery) with Russell Cox.
|Tuesday 2nd June, 12 noon||Cricket & Pies (behind the scenes at the Bradman Centre in Bowral with Josh & Andrew.)
|Wednesday 3rd June, 12 noon||Paddock to Pie Plate (farm and butchery tour with John Mauger.)
|Thursday 4th June, 12noon||The Ultimate Pie Trail (in search of the best Southern Highlands pie with Michael Turczynski aka Matt Preston.)
|Friday 5th June, 10.30am||The Great Meals on Wheels Pie Drive with 2STs Graeme Day at SH Meals on Wheels Kitchen.
|Friday 5th June, 6pm – LIVE||Friday Night Happy Hour Pies (Comedy with Thomas Farquar & Michael Turczynski.)
|Saturday 6th June, 6pm – LIVE||Pie & Pinot Masterclass (Chef Marco & Wine Maker Eddy from SH Winery)
|Sunday 7th June, 6pm – LIVE||Sweety Pie & Bubbles A Perfect Match (Wine Maker Tony Cosgriff & Cellar Door Manager Nat Dare from Centennial Wines)
PIE-LIGHTS FROM THE SOUTHERN HIGHLANDS PIE TRAIL
Gumnut Patisserie – Mittagong Factory & Café, Bowral & Berrima (https://www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au/operator/gumnut-patisserie/)
Samuel Gee Pies – Braemar (https://www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au/operator/samuel-gees-pies-pastries/)
Robertson Pies – Robertson (https://www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au/operator/robertson-pie-shop/)
Heatherbraes – Sutton Forest (https://www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au/operator/heatherbraes-pies/)
Southern Rise Pies – Moss Vale & Robertson (https://www.visitsouthernhighlands.com.au/operator/southern-rise-bakery-moss-vale/)
Pollies Pies – Moss Vale (https://www.facebook.com/pollysmossvale/)
See Pie Trail MAP with locations in the Highlands: https://wisdom-site-southern-highlands-com-au-2018.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/2019/12/DSH-Trails-Templates-PIE-TRAIL.pdf