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Little Hunter – RIP

So this was a dinner that we had last year late Sept, right before Little Hunter closed it’s doors forever in October.  I must say, this was my second time there and I enjoyed it more than the first.  This time round I got to eat really rich food and lots of it!

Started with the customary cheesy bread with chicken skin butter.   First time I had this, it was a revelation.  This time round, it was a bit too rich.  Not sure if the dish changed, or I changed. IMG_1075 Made the mistake of ordering a fish dish in a meat restaurant.   The dill cured ocean trout, horseradish, creme fraiche, capers was really the token non-meat-lover appeasing dish.  It was a good entree, but nothing outstanding. IMG_1076 The roast duck in puy lentils entree was amazing.  The duck was smoky, and had a good crispy skin.   The lentils were exploding with flavour. IMG_1077 I ordered the “Poon Boon Lamb, gnoccho alla Roma,  braised chard, crushed olives” dish as I was quite intrigued by the description that I would be getting different pieces of lamb in different types of prep.  Geez was I shocked when the dish arrived and it was huge!  There was a sausage, a roast, a braise,  a loin with little pieces of gnocchi!  Amazing in taste, but an overwhelmingly large dish. IMG_1078 We had battered broccoli, salted ricotta for a side.  Yeah, went a bit overboard with the ordering there… IMG_1079 My boyfriend ordered the Wagyu flank, lyonnaise onions, confit kiplers, which by comparison to my Poon Boon lamb looked like a dainty supermodel.IMG_1080

I’m disappointed that Little Hunter has disappeared.  There were glimpses of brilliance in the menu.  Oh well…

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Little Hunter on Urbanspoon

Revisiting La Luna Bistro… Yay!

After my first visit to La Luna, I’d been raving about it to my boyfriend, so I had to take him there.  Booked in a surprise dinner for him on a Saturday night.  The restaurant was really busy but that didn’t compromise the service or quality of food.  We were seated upstairs in a nice little room next to another room where there was a very lively party.

Started the dinner with a lovely “tasting plate, selection of all our small goods“.  It was fabulous, and pretty as a picture.   There was a generous assortment of meats, pickled vegetables, olives and crispy bread.

Tasting plate, selection of all our small goodsI had the “chicken, mushroom & leek, suet pastry pie, carrot & swede mash” – I am such a sucker for pie, if it’s on a menu, I will order it.   The pie was delicious, the extra gravy on the plate helps!

Chicken, mushroom & leek, suet pastry pie, carrot & swede mash

The boyfriend had a “Porterhouse 300gms, buttered beans” – which was perfectly cooked and for some reason, felt like more than 300gms.

Porterhouse 300GMS, Buttered beans

And we had two sides to share: “house fries” and “broccoli, almonds, proscuitto, Manchego“.  Fries were good, but the broccoli was amazing!  The broccoli was cooked perfectly (soft but still with a crunch) and the almonds etc tasted amazing with it!

house fries and broccoli, almonds, proscuitto, ManchegoSecond visit to La Luna, and still just as impressed as the first time.  The food is fantastic, the service is great, and the restaurant is so lovely (almost quaint).  Definitely going back the next chance I get!

For more info and reviews:
La Luna Bistro on Urbanspoon