Celebrating National Pi(e) Day in the Lake Geneva area

By Sthefanie Padilla | Photo by Holly Leitner

As March 14th approaches, pie lovers across the nation are gearing up to celebrate National Pi Day, an unofficial holiday dedicated to the mathematical constant π (pi) and, more deliciously, to pies of all flavors and varieties. While mathematicians may revel in the numerical significance of the day (the first three digits of pi are 3.14), for many, it’s a perfect excuse to indulge in a slice of their favorite bakery treat — pie. For those in the Lake Geneva area, there are ample opportunities to partake in this delectable celebration.

One of the quintessential spots to satisfy your pie cravings in Lake Geneva is the aptly named Lake Geneva Pie Company. Located in the Geneva Square shopping center complex on the east side of town, this charming bakery specializes in homemade pies baked from scratch using only the finest ingredients. The comprehensive menu allows you to choose from fruit pies, sweet pies and even savories like quiches and pot pies. Whether you’re a fan of classic flavors like apple and cherry or crave something more adventurous like blackberry peach or pecan lemon, Lake Geneva Pie Company has something to tantalize every taste bud.

Venturing slightly further afield to Mukwonago, pie aficionados will find themselves at The Elegant Farmer, a renowned destination for farm-fresh produce and, of course, pies. Famous for their award-winning Apple Pie Baked in a Paper Bag, Elegant Farmer offers a delightful array of pies crafted with care and expertise. From traditional fruit pies bursting with seasonal flavors to savory options like chicken pot pie, there’s no shortage of delicious choices to enjoy. From March 9-14, The Elegant Farmer is offering a mouthwatering deal on their 5″ Apple Pie — get $3.14 OFF each pie! It’s the perfect opportunity to stock up on this iconic treat and join in the Pi Day celebrations.

In Elkhorn, a visit to Pastries by Chad is a must on National Pi Day. Chef Chad Visger’s pastry shop on the historic town square is a haven for those with a sweet tooth, offering an enticing selection of pies, tarts and pastries that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Whether you’re in the mood for a classic fruit pie or craving something more decadent like French silk pie, Pastries by Chad delivers on both taste and presentation.

Also in Elkhorn and located in the former Lakeland Bakery space, Baker Meister is a new “Old World” bakery known for its commitment to quality and craftsmanship. Using time-honored recipes and fresh, locally sourced ingredients, Baker Meister creates pies that are simply irresistible. From traditional favorites like pecan and pumpkin to inventive creations like raspberry cream cheese pie, each pie is a testament to the skill and dedication of the bakers.

In addition to indulging in delicious pies, consider incorporating some fun activities into your National Pi Day festivities. Host a pie-baking competition with friends and see who can come up with the most creative pie flavor or presentation. Or if you prefer sampling to baking, gather a few friends and embark on a pie-tasting tour of the area, sampling pies from different bakeries and voting for your favorite. Whatever your celebration style, take the opportunity to treat yourself to a slice (or two) of pie, because on National Pi Day, there’s no such thing as too much pie.

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