Located in the village of Virgil, the Pie Plate café lunch menu features one of a kind sandwiches on homemade baguette and gourmet thin crust pizza using locally sourced produce. The Pie Plate’s night time small plates menu features delicious one or two bite snacks to share with friends, and signature cocktails, local beer and wine.
The creative energy and founding force behind The Pie Plate, Ruth Anne Schriefer, grew up baking traditional German-Mennonite recipes with her grandmother, who would use the palm of her hand or a coffee mug to measure ingredients. Ruth Anne’s culinary skills continued to improve throughout her teen age years, as did her love and pride for Niagara fruit while working on the family hobby fruit farm.
Ruth Anne is also one of the founding members of our beloved Saturday Farmers’ Market. In response to a growing community interest in buying local produce and supporting local farmers, The Farmers’ Market @ The Village was established in 2007. John and Liz Hawley, founders of The Village in NOTL, met with Ruth Anne and Chef Tony deLuca and through their cooperative efforts the Market was born. A tent was erected on The Village property for a venue, excited local farmers jumped on board, Brian Andres took the reigns as manager, and soon after, satisfied customers made the Market an important part of their weekend.
To experience The Pie Plate’s uniquely Niagara thin crust pizzas, sandwiches, salads and baked goods, visit the bakery/restaurant Thursday 10am-7pm, Friday/Saturday 10am-8pm or Sunday 10am-7pm at 1516 Niagara Stone Road in Virgil. https://thepieplate.com/
If we don’t support local now, there will be no local to support in the future……………