Friday, 16 January 2015

The Little Yellow Door

The Little Yellow Door
Having a new flatmate moving in can be a daunting experience. You have your living space just as you like it but are you willing to give some of it up? Will your new flatmate have any strange habits that will drive you up the wall and the big question; will you get on? 

Well this situation does drastically improve if the person moving in can cook. 

The Little Yellow door (TLYD for short) is the ultimate "flatshare" popup restaurant, with 5 flatmates opening their living room located in Notting Hill Gate to the public. 

The Little Yellow Door
From the street and up a very narrow steep flight of stairs we were shown into a living room, with a wonderful eclectic blend of d├ęcor, armchairs, mirrors and The Big Lebowski movie playing on the wall. 
  
It was great to meet some of the flatmates Kam, Tom,  Lalie and their newest flatmate Luigi. The Little Yellow Door has the tradition of catering to the origins of their newest roomie, so the food for the evening was a menu of beautiful Italian food and as you know a FoodieForce favourite. 

All good parties start with cocktails - The Libertine (Earl Grey infused Gin, Lemon, Gomme, Egg White), served with a biscuit favourite went down a treat. 
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Foodies love nothing more than covert missions in which they attend locations they haven't been to before, with the reward at the end of it food and a good natter with fellow bloggers. 

It was lovely to be seated with some of my favourite bloggers Angie from SilverSpoon, Suze from Luxury Columnist, Zoe from Love and Limoncello and Rosie from A Little Lusciousness

I also got to find some great new blogs to follow, Emily from Curious London, Lebinh from The Food Connoisseur and Felicia from Dancing In High Heels.
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On being seated we were served with Antipasti:


Burrata with Mint Pesto, Cured Tomatoes, Smoked Aubergine, Confit Onions and Rye Crisps.

Proscitto, Lardo, Peach, Basil and Almonds. 

Smoked Beef Carpaccio, Mustard Dressing, Crispy Capers and Salted Ricotta. This for me was a favourite I love beef carpaccio and the capers went well.  
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Arancini of Mushroom and Asparagus with Truffle and Porcini Mayonnaise. Lovely and creamy and the truffle mayonnaise a great combination. 

Based on how quickly the appetisers disappeared it boded well for the rest of the meal. 

The starter that followed was Egg Tagilatelle with Spiced Duck Ragu. 
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The absolute highlight for me of the entire meal was the Main. Belly Porchetta with Caponata, Pickled Baby Vegetables, Sultanas, Capers, and Pine Nuts. The flavours created in this dish were superb the capers and pine nuts were great additions, the meat was perfectly cooked. 
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A trio of desserts:
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Pine Nut Caramel Tart with Marsala Raisins
Chocolate Tiramisu Panna Cotta
Sicilian Cannelloni with Pistachios.

The Sicilian Cannelloni with Pistachio was a wonderful spin on baklava and the hidden orange a great addition.  

A alternative to boring coffee, a Grand Brulot, Espresso Coffee, Tobacco Gomme. I really enjoyed the cocktail, however didn't see the need for the cigarette, especially for non smokers like myself.
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With great food, superb company and pyrotechnic cocktails the only thing that was left was to climb in the tree house and go to sleep.  
The Little Yellow Door
The Little Yellow Door
Fancy going yourself the house is open Thursday - Saturday and you can book using What'sApp. If you prefer using a phone you can text or call 07738195996.

www.thelittleyellowdoor.co.uk

The Little Yellow Door
68 Notting Hill Gate
London

W11 3HT

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23 comments:

  1. I love the idea of this, such a great idea for a popup! Unfortunately by the time I'm next in London it probably will have popped down again!

    Going to go and check out some of the bloggers you linked too, I always like to have a hunt around for good new reads :)

    Chloe x
    newgirlintoon.co.uk

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    1. Hopefully it will be so popular that it will still be up, I think it is around for nine months so you never know Lucy x

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  2. You do not know how much I have wanted to go here!!! I think it is such a great idea - I really need to go ASAP xx

    www.lulabelloves.com

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    1. I know when I read about it in September I knew I wanted to go. It is a really clever concept you need to try it out Lucy x

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  3. Hi Lucy, what a great write up! It was so great to meet you, you and your fiance are so lovely! Your photos turned out so much better than mine, which are very yellow. Really looking forward to seeing you again soon :)
    Lots of love,
    Angie
    SilverSpoon London

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    1. Thanks Angie it was lovely to meet you too we had a really fun night. The lighting was really difficult to take pictures. I am sure yours are lovely, looking forward to seeing you again soon Lucy x

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  4. This looks so yummy, and I love the whole idea of the pop up restaurant too! xx

    Toasty

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    1. Eating in a popup really adds another dimension to a meal Lucy x

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  5. Oh wow, what a fabulous idea to invite people into their living room haha, so unique! The food looks so amazing - especially the dessert trio & final coffee drink - yummy!

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    1. The whole meal was really well thought out. The dessert had to be the highlight Lucy x

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  6. Everything looks delicious, thanks for sharing! <3

    I have a new outfit post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts;

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    x

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  7. Oh wow, this sounds like such a great idea! Although I'd hate to live there, I'd sure like to go for a nosey!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. I am sure giving up your space to a restaurant is quite the commitment. The flatmates all seemed to be enjoying it and I guess it is only for a few months Lucy x

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  8. It's so interesting that they do that right in their living room. I'm curious about trying it now.

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    1. It is a novel idea, the food and company was great Lucy x

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  9. Great post Lucy!! Was SO lovely to meet you and put a face to the name!!

    Rosie xx

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    1. You too my lovely. It is nice to meet a fellow foodie who loves her food as much as I do. Hope to see you again soon and definitely will have to check out your popup Lucy x

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  10. Fab review! It was such a pleasure to finally meet you and your partner was lovely too. Didn't see you sleeping in the tree house ;-)

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

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    1. Thank you. It was lovely to meet you too and I look forward to seeing you at lots of other events. The tree house would be a lovely hideaway to sit and relax in. Have a good week Lucy x

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  11. Oh my gosh, what a FABULOUS concept!!! So jealous of all the great dining experiences London offers! And The Big Lebowski on top of that???? The food looks absolutely delish.

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    1. It really was great fun. You should set up the same your end. The food was yummy especially the pork Lucy x

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  12. Oh wow, how amazing! It sounds like such a fun place and the food looks top notch! I'd love to go to a popup/dinner club type affair one day, but until then I'll keep living my foodie dreams through you Lucy! x

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  13. That arancini sounds and looks incredible! What an intriguing place!
    Marie X
    titchytombie.blogspot.co.uk

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