Last week a colleague went to sample the Portman Pie at Ipswich Town (the review can be seen here) and I went off to Old Trafford to test the pie offering there. I went with my two youngest sons Richard and Daniel as we are all big Utd fans.
Before the game we went for a late lunch at the Hard Rock Cafe in Manchester and on a food related note I would give the burger and chips a 9/10 and the friendly service a 10/10, well done and thanks.
Anyway back to the pies at Old Trafford. At half time in the Champions League Quarter Final match against Chelsea I went to investigate. The catering facilities have to cater for a crowd of 76,000 and I must say although busy the foodservice was excellent and quick.
There was a good choice of pie available and I opted for Chicken and Mushroom. I took it back to my seat and let it cool for 5 mins as the heat from it warned not to eat immediately.
The verdict…a perfectly acceptable pie but nothing I could really add beyond that. They seemed to be selling loads of pies and the away fan vote for Man Utd in the league is 4th best, so maybe my taste buds were out of sync. It was tasty, it was hot and I enjoyed it, if you have tried a pie at Old Trafford, I would appreciate your verdict.
We are looking at travelling to more grounds to sample more pies, so watch this space for more reviews.
Denis Sheehan, Hospitality and Catering News
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