Last night Ashley and I were invited to a blogger tasting event at The Little Door, a beautiful restaurant in Los Angeles. The purpose of the event was to sample the new fall menu items.
The Little Door is known as LA’s most romantic restaurant, and it’s not hard to see why. As soon as you walk inside, it feels like you are stepping into an enchanted secret garden.
We were seated at a beautiful table and exchanged hellos with the other bloggers.
It wasn’t long before our first cocktail of the night arrived, a rosé cuvée.
Our first appetizer was the celeriac and quince soup, with pomegranate and shaved walnuts. It was delicious.
Our second appetizer was a maple sherry vinegar glazed chanterelle and frisee salad, with toasted hazelnuts and mascat grapes. The chanterelle mushrooms were amazing!
Our third and final appetizer was my favorite! We were served grilled Spanish octopus, pee wee fingerling potatoes, shaved fennel and haricot vert. I usually steer clear of octopus, but this dish was gone in two seconds!
After our appetizers we were served our second cocktail, the seasonal rhubarb, which was vodka and orange-infused rhubarb puree. It went down nice and easy.
Our first entrée was roasted wild cod with spicy piperade, caper boullabaisse broth, saffron aioli, and potato and sunchoke mousseline. It was delightful.
The second entrée was Morrocan lamb osso buco with quince, honey, almonds, couscous and spicy okras. This dish was delicious and I loved the addition of pomegranates to it.
Our final cocktail was a very strong, but very delicious, blackberry margarita.
Last but not least, our final entrée was farro risotto, espelette and smoked garlic-infused extra virgin olive oil with black kale, artichokes, chanterelle mushrooms and cherry tomatoes. By this point in the meal our stomachs were bursting, but like every other dish, it was amazing!
For dessert, we were served an apple tart tatin, chocolate macademia tart and pecan pie.
The Little Door is my new happy place… amazing food, great cocktails, and an ambiance that transports you into another world. I can’t wait to go back!