Eat Humble Pie assistant baker Sam Scanlan unveils the
first tray of piping hot Christmas pies for Queenstown
customers yesterday. Photo by James Beech.
Queenstown's smallest independent pie merchant has come
up with an ingenious way for busy Wakatipu workers, residents
and visitors to get a taste of Christmas on the run.
Eat Humble Pie launched its new range of Christmas pies
yesterday with the traditional Christmas dinner as its
Each piping hot golden pastry contains all the delicious
trimmings: turkey, carrots and cranberry stuffing.
Eat Humble Pie co-owner Mike Burke said Christmas pies were
perfect for his regular clientele at the Camp St kiosk who
were either ''constantly on the go during the resort's peak
season, or are travelling on a budget and will appreciate an
affordable one-stop good square meal''.
The Christmas pie would also give Queenstown's many Asian
visitors the chance to find out why Christmas dinner is so
enduringly popular in the West, he said.
Mr Burke said he anticipated earning a good crust while the
new limited-edition delicacy was on the menu, until the 12th
day after Christmas, and hoped he did not have a turkey on