Cary and I have been traveling quite a bit this summer, and since we have a plethora of traveling stories, we thought we’d start a “Wandering Wednesday” segment in addition to our normal posts about Nashville restaurants and recipes on Tuesday and Thursday. Hope you enjoy the series! Our first installment consists of one of those great things, Pie!
Whenever I am on vacation, I like to look for great dessert places for a little after dinner snack. While we were in Louisville, we found the Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen, which I will refer to as the Pie Kitchen in this post. (However, in Louisville, I kept referring to it as the Pie Hole from an old TV show we used to watch. It amused me to no end.)
The selection was phenomenal. They had a variety of cakes, pies, cookies and many flavors of ice cream. This picture is just a small representation of what was present in the store.
We picked out our pies and took them back to the hotel for a late night snack. The chocolate chess pie above was delicious. The rich dark chocolate pie had a smooth texture with a crunchy top.
This is the chocolate meringue pie, which did not photograph well. To be quite honest, it didn’t measure up to Sunset’s glory. The meringue was flat and had a funny taste like too much vanilla had been added. Maybe it’s just us, but meringue is just one of those things that doesn’t need to be fussed with too much. Quite honestly, every other thing we had was fabulous, the chocolate meringue just fell flat from the high standard set with their other offerings.
Even with the small meringue disappointment, we enjoyed the Pie Kitchen very much and went back the next evening. This time we tried the chocolate pecan pie also known as a Kentucky Pie. The combination of the crunchy pecans with the chocolate is fantastic, and there was a slight bourbon-y finish. The crust was light and flaky, an excellent contrast the gooey filling.
Finally, we tried something neither of us had ever had the pleasure of before, a strawberry rhubarb pie. Before this pie, I had never tried rhubarb. The pie was delicious with a very nice strawberry flavor, but I couldn’t distinguish a separate flavor of rhubarb, which very well may be how a strawberry rhubarb pie is supposed to taste! The tangyness of the filling coupled with the sweetness of the strawberries could only have been made better with a little (or a lot) of Cool Whip topping.
When we return to Louisville, the Pie Kitchen will be definite stop. We may even branch out and try the ice cream, cakes or cookies!Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen
5606 Bardstown Rd
Louisville, KY 40291