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9:12 AM 7th June 2024

Pies At Home From Kino – Limited Run!

Kino offers a range of pies for Father's Day - photo credit Jo Ritchie
Kino offers a range of pies for Father's Day - photo credit Jo Ritchie
For one weekend only, Leeds restaurant Kino is offering a delicious array of cook-at-home pies made by the top pastry experts in its kitchen team.

Whether to create an amazing centrepiece for a special Father’s Day lunch, a special upgrade to elevate a Sunday roast or to celebrate the start of Euro 2024, pies can be collected from Kino on Saturday 15 June and popped in the oven at home to enjoy a restaurant quality feast with friends or family.

Created by head chef Josh Whitehead and his team, options include individual pies, boxes of three or six, or showstopping sharers.

Kicking things off, Josh’s own recipe Rare Breed Pork Pie is made from a blend of very high quality, rare breed pork shoulder, smoked pork knuckle, treacle cured bacon and Italian lardo di collanata, seasoned with fennel seed, yellow mustard seed, sage and caraway, and wrapped in a lightly spiced hot water pastry.

The Lamb Shoulder & Wild Garlic Pie starts with the finest lamb shoulder, brined with rosemary, garlic, toasted hay and a touch of lavender. The lamb is then cooked overnight in a lamb and hay broth and before being folded with a bright wild garlic and walnut pesto.

The Muscade Pumpkin and Chickpea Tikka Masala Pie is suitable for vegans and features a new recipe for vegan and gluten-free pastry developed to meet the exacting pie standards of the Kino kitchen. Rich and vibrant French Muscade pumpkins are roasted with Kino’s own blend of spice, red onions, spinach and chickpeas, finished with toasted spices and served with a rich coconut and tomato gravy.

Kino's Corn Fed Chicken Hay SMoked Ham & Leek Pot Pie - photo credit Jo Ritchie
Kino's Corn Fed Chicken Hay SMoked Ham & Leek Pot Pie - photo credit Jo Ritchie
For more of a centrepiece, there are two choices of pies for a larger group to share. The lovingly decorated Corn Fed Chicken, Hay Smoked Ham & Leek Pot Pie serves 4-6 people and comes in an enamel tin for customers to keep. Topped with a chicken stock and thyme pastry, it also comes with a gravy of chicken and lovage for the perfect finish.

Finally, the Beef Wellington is one of the most revered of British pies. This one starts with an exceptional centre-cut barrel fillet of beef, roasted in dripping and brushed with tarragon mustard. This is rolled in a light chicken mousse with roasted chestnut mushroom, shallot, garlic and tarragon, then in a duck egg and chive pancake, and finally encased in a short pastry seasoned with black pepper, fresh thyme and caraway seeds.

Head chef Josh Whitehead said:
“There’s something about Fathers’ Day that screams pie to me. There’s an ongoing joke that I’m trying to turn Kino into a pie shop, and somehow, for a day, I have been granted permission. The best thing about pies (other than making them, eating them, talking about them and thinking about them), is the smell. I am so exited so be able to fill people’s homes with the smell of freshly baked pies, as if Kino has started its own fragrance brand, ‘eau de pâtisserie’!

“Whether it’s for a family lunch, a chance to get your mates round early ahead of Serbia vs England, or just a banging upgrade to your Sunday roast, simply pop your pies in the oven at home to enjoy an absolute feast.”

Kino offers classic British and French cooking with deliciously decadent flair. From the signature Pâté en Croûte starter – approaching legendary status among the city’s foodies – to stylish desserts, fresh and vibrant seasonal flavours shine through the menus. Pastry work is both a speciality and an obsession of the Kino kitchen, with a monthly sell-out ‘Pastry Club’ tasting menu showcasing the team’s creativity. Winner of the Sustainability Award in the 2024 Oliver Awards celebrating the best restaurants across Leeds, the kitchen is highly praised for its nose-to-tail approach and focus on seasonally available, local and foraged produce.

Cook at Home Pies must be ordered in advance by Saturday 8 June and will be ready to collect from Kino on Saturday 15 June (9am - 12pm). Cooking instructions will be provided. A temperature probe is also available for extra reassurance that the pie is cooked all the way through.

Kino, 34 New Briggate, Leeds, LS1 6NU