There’s national days for pretty much anything and everything these days. Note: National Find a Rainbow Day and Chicken Cordon Blue Day are not a thing. But there’s a national celebration we can get onboard with: British Pie Week. We love pies; buttery, flaky, meat-filled pies, apple pies, pork pies.. pies. All the delicious pies. And on Tuesday (6th March), to mark British Pie Week, Terry Blake, Head Chef and Co-Founder of Sparrow, will welcome Holborn Dining Room’s pastry wizard Calum Franklin into the kitchen for an evening celebrating the humble British pie.

Sparrow x Holborn Dining Room: The Lowdown

Terry and Calum will join forces for a one-off menu of specially created pies with 50% of profits going to Bloom Bakery, a local Lewisham charity helping local unemployed people enter the hospitality industry. On Wednesday (14th March)  Sparrow’s new lunch menu will launch, where a rotating selection of pies from around the world will take centre stage.

Sparrow x Holborn Dining Room: The Event

The evening will kick off with a welcome rum and sherry cocktail based on Sparrow’s apple pie recipe, followed by Sparrow’s light, crisp pie with trotter, leek and coolea for starters. Pie maestro Calum Franklin will take charge of the main course, bringing seasonality and his expertise to the table with a dry aged mutton, wild garlic and morel pie in a butter puff pastry. This will be accompanied by a selection of Sparrow’s signature sides, including Berkswell beans and crushed buttered turnips.  Finally, sweet toothed Terry, previously Head Pastry Chef at St. John, will be rounding off the evening with a black sesame, banana and passion fruit dessert encased in a biscuit crust. Vegetarians fear not,  Terry and Calum will also be showcasing the best of March produce with a leek and wigmore pie with a dash of truffle oil for an indulgent starter, followed by Calum’s Jersey Royal, wild garlic and morel pie.

Sparrow x Holborn Dining Room: The Details

Terry and Calum’s one off pie collaboration takes place on Tuesday 6th March with two sittings, the first starting  at 6:30pm and the second at 8.30pm. Tickets are £35 per person, inclusive of a welcome cocktail and 3 courses, but exclusive of a discretionary service charge.

To book please email, online booking are not available for the event.

Sparrow, 2 Rennell Street, Lewisham, SE13 7HD

Photo Credit: Claire Menary