Not sure if this is etiquette as such but the other day dh and I were at a restaurant where we had pie with veg. The pie came in a little dish with a puff pastry lid and a bowl of veg on a larger plate. I always take off the pie crust, tip the contents of the pie dish onto the plate and add some veg. DH thinks this is very common and eats his pie crust then dips his veg into the sauce in the pie dish. He says I am the only person he knows who eats pies like this.
I am not, am I?
This is a serious question - how do you eat your pies?
I put part of the lid and part of the filling onto my plate, plus some of the veg. Then go back for more once that's eaten. I guess maybe he thinks it looks a bit greedy tipping it all out? Though it's all your portion and you're going to eat it all one way or another...
I agree you want to get the gravy out so that you don't waste it!
Thanks. AMumInScotland - I don't think it's that (thinking I am greedy - but gosh, you have got e thinking now!), I just think it's because it is not how he was brought up. I always assumed it was how you did it as if you order veg at places like that you transfer them onto your plate. Still makes no sense to eat from the pie dish myself. All that lovely gravy!