Ginsters does fine dining for Cornish Pasty Week
You might want to crack out the silverware for these…
Ah the Cornish Pasty… a humble tasty snack that’s been keeping miners and holidaymakers alive for hundreds of years.
Well, less of the humble thankyouverymuch, because Ginsters, the Cornish Pasty specialists, have taken things up a notch or two for Cornish Pasty Week.
The company has launched a limited-edition luxury range at Selfridges.
You read that right… for one week only, Ginsters will be stocked in Selfridges.
Posh pasty purveyors will have the difficult choice between three fillings:
Wagyu and truffle oil pasty filled with Wagyu beef, heritage purple potatoes, leeks, swede and truffle oil.
Flame grilled chicken pasty filled with coconut, sweet piquillo peppers and Hogs Bottom Devon sweet chilli jam.
Roasted cauliflower and West Country mature cheddar pasty in a saffron-infused pastry case, filled with roasted cauliflower, mature cheddar, butternut squash, sweet potato, swede and toasted pine nuts, seasoned with sumac and garnished with chia seeds.
The tasty treats have been created by Chris Eden, a chef working at the Michelin-starred Gidleigh Park. Apart from the fillings, the shape and texture could fool you into thinking you’re eating a regular Cornish Pasty.
Each pasty will set you back £4.99, which considering the ingredients, or the price of getting a decent lunch in London, ain’t half bad.
Kieran Hemsworth, Ginsters’ managing director said, “Using the finest ingredients and expert craftmanship, this is our most luxurious range yet. In fact, we think it might just be the most luxurious in the world. We’ve teamed special ingredients with a richness of flavour that really draws out the best from the top tier select components.
“Our new gourmet pasty range marks another milestone in our history and is a showcase for quality and our commitment to craft ‘a pasty for everyone’.”
They’re only available between 24-29 February from the Food Hall at Selfridges on Oxford Street, so you’ll have to be quick.
Which pasty do you like the sound of best?