PS1′s M. Wells Dinette Resurrects ‘Eat-All-Day Pie’ for Easter

M. Wells pastry chef Bethany Costello with the pie. (Courtesy M. Wells)

M. Wells pastry chef Bethany Costello with the pie. (Courtesy M. Wells)

Just when you thought that MoMA PS1′s M. Wells Dinette could not get any more out of control in its outré culinary offerings, it announced yesterday that it is offering an “Eat-All-Day Pie” for Easter that sounds pretty amazing. Here’s the description from M. Wells:

The perfect centerpiece for all day eating, our classic 9″ chess pie is piled high with cookies, chocolate cream eggs, macaroons, liquor-soaked ladyfingers and more.

Chess pie, for the uninitiated, is an ultra-rich pie made with formidable amounts of butter, sugar and eggs. (Momofuku Milk Bar sells it under the name “Crack Pie,” with an oatmeal-cookie crust.) It’s priced at $50, and can be preordered through Friday, April 18, by calling 718-786-9060.

The Dinette, which opened in the fall of 2012 as part of MoMA PS1 Director Klaus Biesenbach’s efforts to embrace “contemporary practice”—culture in the expanded field—at his museum, also sold the pie for Easter 2013, but I somehow missed it. “They were a hit last year,” M. Wells cofounder Sarah Obraitis said in an e-mail to Gallerist, terming it “our contemporary art multidimensional pie.”

Those desiring a slightly more modest dessert can order up a Maple Pie, priced at $40, that serves 6 to 8 people.

The pie. (Courtesy M. Wells)

The pie. (Courtesy M. Wells)