Sunday, December 12, 2010

Boston Brunchers: KO Catering and Pies

Fantastic Sausage Rolls

Those are sausage rolls and they're amazing. My several years long search for such a thing has ended at KO Catering and Pies in South Boston. There's a bakery in a suburb of Vancouver, B.C. that my husband (then boyfriend or fiance) used to stop at and pick us up a few. I haven't been able to find something similar until now.

I was lucky enough to join Katie, Renee, Daisy, Athena, Elizabeth, Jason, and Rachel at KO Catering and Pies as part of our Boston Brunchers group. Basically, every month a few of Boston's (and New England's) brunches take part in some tasty breakfast somewhere in the Boston area.

This morning, it was "brekky" as KO Catering and Pies likes to put it. The shop is on A Street in South Boston, but the Australian meat pie company will soon be taking to the streets of Boston in their new food truck. Theirs will certainly be one I hunt down religiously when I'm in the city.

Yummy meat pies!

Their shop in South Boston is cozy and perfect for striking up a conversation with another random meat-pie lover. Their main business, however, is "take-away" of their awesome meat pies and sausage rolls.

Cute re-heating instructions
The Boston Brunchers were not going to miss an opportunity to take home some tasty morsels from out of the case. I took home an Irish Beef Stew and a Classic Meat and Cheese. You even get a little card to take home telling you how to properly heat up your meat pie. You want to do it in the oven, because as our gracious hostess Kara told us, there's no artificial anything in their products so some of the flavor and freshness would be lost if you heated it up in the microwave. Let's just say, the husband and I have tried both pies at this point and both were fabulous and comforting treats!

Corn Fritters with Avocado and Bacon
Back to "brekky", however, since that is what KO Catering and Pies was hosting us for! I chose the Corn Fritters with Avocado and Bacon. The fritters were perfect, light, yet substantial and filling. The avocado and greens salad on the side was a great accompaniment . The bacon was a real surprise. It was, thick, well-seasoned and done perfectly, crispy, but not burnt. The combination was a pure winner.

Katie's Croque Madame

I'd be remiss if I didn't include a description of my table-mate Katie's Croque Madame. It's provolone and ham sandwiched between two large pieces of sourdough bread with a perfectly done egg on the top. Seriously, it's beautiful and according to Katie, it was tasty as well!

Sourdough with vegemite
We actually started our breakfast with some amazing toasted sourdough bread spread with an Australian favorite, Vegemite. It's description is an "enriched yeast spread". I'm going to say that description doesn't do it justice. It almost has a meaty flavor and is very salty. It's good on top of sourdough but certainly is an acquired taste for most.

Sticky Date Pudding with Butterscotch Sauce
Now, I didn't have a bite of this, but it looked fantastic. It's a sticky date bread with butterscotch sauce. It's served with vanilla ice cream and from the looks on the faces of those who tried it, it was very good.  

I had a great time and a great "brekky" at KO Catering and Pies with the Boston Brunchers crew. A huge thank you to KO Catering and Pies for hosting us for the morning! KO Catering and Pies on Urbanspoon
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The Small Boston Kitchen said...

Was so great to FINALLY meet you!! Especially over some delicious Australian eats!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous shot of the corn fritters. I really enjoyed those. So nice meeting you!

Unknown said...

Everything sounds so tasty. I really want to get over there at some point. I love that you have the option to take pies home too.

Jason Phelps said...


Love your write-up.

It was great to meet you after all this time. The food was great and the conversation made for some good laughs. Hopefully we'll catch up again soon.


Megan said...

Everything sounds so tasty. I really want to get over there at some point. I love that you have the option to take pies home too.

Darlalorice said...

I agree with Megan. Everything sounds so tasty. And I love the pictures that you've used. I can already imagine how good these food tastes! It is as if a professional catering new york service has cooked them.

David Barredo said...

The  Corn Fritters with Avocado and Bacon is a must try! I know someone from long island catering halls who has this palate for these types of dishes.

maia dobson said...

I like the sausage rolls because it looks like I'll get full in just one piece. I'm curious with the sticky date pudding, it looks sumptuous!  catering new york