Pies Away! New Staffin cafe opens its doors
THE LID has come off a Staffin couple’s new food venture – the very first pie café in Skye.
The award-winning restaurant Glenview Inn at Culnacnoc has undertaken a change of direction and transformed itself into a classy pie eatery.
The Skye Pie Café has opened its doors for the 2015 season and owners Simon Wallwork and Kirsty Faulds, who have run Glenview for several years, are hugely excited about the new venture.
Kirsty said the pie café was partly motivated by a desire to spend more time with their young sons in the evenings.
“We have been doing the old-style Glenview for seven years now but as our two boys have got older they need us in the evenings more and with both of them now at school it makes sense to work in the day while they are away,” she said.
“So we have opened the pie café – all things pie! We will have savoury, sweet and pies to eat in or takeaway.”
Simon’s first culinary memory was making mince pies with his mother and making the pastry from scratch is a great family tradition and one that has stayed with him ever since.
All the pies at the Skye Pie Café are encased in Simon’s pastry which is made, rolled and cooked by the man himself.
The very first Pie of the Month for the café’s opening weeks is the mouthwatering Highland Game pie, which includes venison, pheasant and a red wine sauce
Kirsty said that the Glenview still had three rooms for B&B and now has a small art gallery.
“The pie café is open from Tuesday to Saturday 10.30am until 5 pm,” she added.
“When the season is in full swing from May we will open Mondays too, so are only shut on a Sunday.”