Pies On Parade – Take A Bite Out Of Winter

January 4, 2010 | By | Reply More
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apple pieFew things in life are as deliciously indulgent as settling down with a warm slice of fresh baked pie on a snowy winter’s day.  Forget the resolutions to deny yourself in the New Year and commit instead to tasting some of the best pies in New England for the benefit of charity.  The Historic Inns of Rockland Maine are celebrating their 6th annual Pies on Parade Inn-To-Inn Pie Tour on January 24th from 1-5pm.

pie 3Take Note – this isn’t just any ordinary pie destination! –  In 2007 Rockland was named Pie Town USA by the Food Network when the pie baking moms of Rockland beat out famed chef Bobby Flay in a pie throwdown challenge.  Now you can sample from over 40 varieties of Rockland’s celebrated pies including apple, cherry, blueberry, raspberry cheese, sundried tomato and goat cheese breakfast pie – can a seafood pie or whoopie pie be far away?  Pies On Parade is “an extravaganza of pie samplings and demonstrations”, which coincides with National Pie Day on January 23rd.  Even better, tour participants receive a collection of pie recipes to take home.

pieThe pie tour winds it’s way between 4 lovely historic inns in the heart of Rockland, a vibrant seaside community in mid-coast Maine.  Pie tasters stop at inns and local businesses that are all within walking distance of each other.  The All Aboard Trolley will be on hand to transport ticket holders along the route for those who want to stay out of the elements.

Tickets benefit the local Outreach Food Pantry and are $25 for adults and $10 for children ten and under and are available from participating inns only.  Tickets can be orderd in advance by phoning  1-877-ROC-INNS (877-762-4667) – which is advised as the event often sells out.  Imagine, by treating yourself to delectable fresh New England pies in lovely historic inns, you’ll in fact be helping to feed local needy families – what a pleasure!

Be sure to check out the  “Inndulgences” packages offered by the inns which  include 2 nights lodging, a pie of your own, daily breakfast, $50 Rockland certificate, a commenorative pie poster, private wine and pie tasting, and exclusive tours of the Puffin Project and Lighthouse Museum.

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