The Little Next Door is located on Central Avenue Road near Nagarwala School. It has a little door leading to it’s entrance.
It has an afresco seating with a community table and a bar at one end. The efforts taken to make this place lively are evident as soon as you enter.
There is a mega jenga, foosball and board games to keep you entertained.
The B Team was recently invited to cover the new menu launch of The Little Next Door and there we were, ready to devour some delicacies that came our way.
My pick from the mocktails that night were the Virgin Pinacolada – a combination of pineapple juice and coconut cream; the Ginger Rogers made using fresh ginger, honey, lemon and a splash of soda; the MiAmour Cooler infused with rosemary, cucumber chunks, lemon and a splash of cucumber syrup.
The Bainganvilla were crunchy phyllo cups of smoked pickled aubergine, crushed peanuts & crumbled feta. The smokey flavour was evident and the peanuts added that much needed crunchy element along with the phyllo cups.
The Kidneys & Falafels were mini pita pockets with kidney bean patty, tandoori spiced hummus, potato hash & pickled salad. They looked like a piece of art on a plate and were beautifully presented. They tasted delicious.
The Peas Burgerettes were sliders with mini beet brioche buns and a green peas patty, jalapeno cream cheese, carrot raisin slaw and a pickle. They tasted pretty good and again very well presented.
The Cheetroot Croquettas had a crisp breadcrumb shell filled with fluffy mashed potato, beetroot and some gooey cheese. They were served with a side dips but the croquettes by themselves were really amazing.
The Confused Nachos had a fusion of Indian & Greek nachos with homemade corn chips dressed in tandoori spiced four cheese sauce, chopped paneer tikka, red onions, scallions, green chilli, jalapeno peppers, capsicum, cucumber, tomato, olives & feta. I was confused for a moment that how would so many elements go together but when I actually tasted it, they were great. This dish was a complete surprise to me.
The Kheema Borex were phyllo cigar rolls of spiced chicken mince, green peas, caramelized onions, jalapenos, feta & sesame. It was crunchy, spicy and had bold flavours suited to the Indian palette.
The Sticky Wings were chicken wings marinated with Mediterranean sea salt, rosemary, peppercorns, sumac, grilled with olive-caper-plum sauce and glazed with old monk.
The Saffron Souvlaki had skewered chicken chunks coated in greek herbed lemony olive oil marinade, flavoured with turmeric & saffron and were served with some super duper fluffy pita, red pepper hummus, fries & salad. This dish was easily my star of the evening and we ended up ordering one more portion of the same. The chicken sandwiched between the pita along with the red pepper hummus and fries were indeed a treat.
The Kefta Brochette were soft & juicy lamb meatballs cooked in a tandoor. They were served with warm pita, toum, cucumber, dili tzatziki & moroccan pickle. They were in a way similar to the Saffron Souvlaki and were delicious but I’d still go to the Saffron Souvlaki if given a chance.
The Kaddu Risotto had roasted pumpkin in pickling spices, caramelized onions, jalapeno, crumbled feta, saffron balsamic, crispy leeks. Who knew that pumpkin, a vegetable I’ve hated all my life, I would eat with so much love. The risotto was amazingly yummy.
The Aubergine Steak had layered ratatouille veggies steak, topped with wholegrain mustard sauce & served with burnt onion pilaf. A silky smooth mustard sauce to compliment the steak made this dish appetizing.
The Drunkesserts were desserts with an alcohol twist to them.
The Eight Texture Chocolate Cake was served with old monk spiked hot chocolate. A piece of tempered chocolate placed on the top would melt after pouring the chocolate on top of it contributing to making the dish a wonderful piece of theater.
The Mini Doughnuts & Churros were served with a Jack Daniels chocolate fondue. The sugar coated churros and doughnuts were yummy.
It was a crazy Trell Meetup alongside fellow bloggers and Trell Mates. I’ve been to The Little Next Door on multiple occasions and I’ve keenly observed that the service and hospitality offered is really heart warming. The host always pays attention to your needs and makes sure you have a seamless experience while dining there. A big shout out to Utsav from Trell for having The B Team over.
Disclaimer: The invite was for a complimentary food tasting event. This review is a narrative of my experience at the event. The views expressed in this review are solely mine and others are more than welcome to agree or disagree with the same. The review is in no way influenced either personally or commercially nor has it been lifted, copied or plagiarized from any source however I have done my due diligence on the event via publicly available information on the internet.
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