Pie connoisseurs and food lovers rejoice! The Piskie Pie Company has arrived and begun to fill downtown St. Catharines’ bellies with hand-made, hand sealed, hand chopped, hand everything savoury pies.
Bakers and owners Marlee and Gerry Dickison founded the Piskie Pie Company out of a desire to plant their roots on St Paul Street and work with the community while serving their family’s delicious, hearty meaty meat pies.
“We are big fans of the pies and we hadn’t found too many places in the area to buy them,” said Marlee.
“We don’t strive to, but actually use only real ingredients, prepared fresh and cooked fresh daily.”
The restaurant will serve a number of authentic Cornish Pasties –a traditional baked pastry which is particularly associated with Cornwall, in the United Kingdom – that can be purchased to go or enjoyed in a cozy nook of their home style storefront. Pasties offered will include traditional savoury meat options like Steak and Ale along with modern fillings including Chicken, Bacon and Leak, Canadian and Vegan.
“Even though we are a savoury meat pie shop we want to appeal to everybody,” said Marlee.
The menu will also feature authentic British dishes including take away roasts like Cornish Hens, Bangers and Mash and Rotisserie Beef that will be available on the weekends and require a minimum order time of 24-hours in advance of pick up.
But what is the secret behind the mouth-watering pasties? That is a family secret and can only be found in the family recipe that was passed down to the Dickison’s from Gerry’s mom who is a native of Cornwall.
“[Gerry] has been cooking for me for the past three years, I am so happy he can cook for everyone else now,” said Marlee.
The Piskie Pie hopes to include local beers on tap to accompany their handmade pies; with a focus on crisp drafts and naturally carbonated beers similar to those found in the UK.
“We are hoping to make a pint and a pasty a thing someday soon,” said Marlee.
Written By: Gabrielle Tieman