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Little Social

 

Having gone to Pollen Street Social a few months back, I was itching to try its sister restaurant, "Little Social."  It is the more modest version with a brasserie feel next door and I thought it would be perfect for an early celebratory Christmas lunch with my good friend K.  

Little Social does not disappoint.  It has a "hush-hush" atmosphere but not in an intimidating way.  The restaurant itself has a French bistro atmosphere but with excellent service and helpful staff.  It is Paris without its bad parts. K. and I chose the lunch prix fixe, which offered three choices of appetisers and mains.  All the choices were so appealing that it took us some time to decide.  Here were our choices on the day: 

 

 

Violino pumpkin soup, slow-cooked egg, pepper cured bacon, parmesan, wild mushrooms, croutons

Smoked salmon, lemon puree, creme fraiche, charred cucumber, dill & blinis

Pressed foie gras and smoked duck, pickled pear puree & toasted brioche

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Roasted Scottish hake, cauliflower, romanesco, garlic puree, cockles & aromatic broth

Roasted pork fillet,  honey-glazed belly, spiced apple puree, roasted celeriac & hazelnut crumb

Roasted guinea fowl, crispy bacon, Brussels sprouts, chestnuts, cranberry, confit leg & pomme puree, jus gras

 

 

 

 

K. went for the pumpkin soup (my second choice) and I went all out for the foie gras.  My foie gras was not only delectable but also a stunning creation: thin smoked duck layers were interspersed between the foie gras. Amazing! K. and I chose the roasted pork fillet as a main and it was everything it promised to be: perfectly pink, tender and flavourful.  The spiced apple puree and roasted celeriac complemented the pork beautifully.  We did not go for a dessert as we were quite happily satiated.  We did succumb to  little truffles on the menu, a perfect accompaniment to our coffees.    

The service at Little Social was discreet but efficient.  We were left to enjoy our conversation with little interruption. Every dish was well-timed, beautifully presented and delicious.  

I will return...

 

 

 

 

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