26 October 2014

A Little Luscious Night


Saturday evening was a reunion of sorts. It was between two bloggers who met in September 2013 and within a year had countless amazing nights out under their belts as well as two fantastic holidays. Not bad going for Laura and I! But somehow - due to diary-clashes, illness and a low-carb diet - over a month and a half had passed since our little rock climbing adventure and we had remained apart. An evening of champagne and good food to bring us back together was just what the doctor ordered!

We had booked tickets to a pop up hosted by our fellow blogger Rosie of A Little Lusciousness. I'd seen various mouthwatering pictures of her food from past events and I thought it safe to assume that we were in for a treat. But first, Laura and I were reuniting for a drink or two at the rather glamorous Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill. 


Whilst open and bright, Beach Blanket Babylon also has that nice homely feel to it. We were seated by the side of a flickering fireplace and it was so wonderful catching up on everything over a glass of bubbles.


As well as going back to what bloggers do best together; taking advantage of a decent photo opportunity! 


Before we knew it, two hours had already flown by and we were in a taxi flying down the B409 to Acton and the home of Rosie.  The delightfulness of the autumn berry and elderflower fizz cocktail we were greeted with on our arrival was a decent indicator of what we had to come. 


We chose our seats at the long table and chatted to our fellow diners. The event was a sell-out; a credit to Rosie and the fantastic reputation she's building for herself. Well done lady!


Our starter course was steak tartare, quail's egg yolk (I'm currently a bit obsessed with quail's eggs), cauliflower puree, pickled cauliflower and homemade crusty white bread. Welcome back into my life, bread.


I'm not going to keep on about how delicious, fresh, and flavoursome everything was. I run out of good adjectives. You can just take my word for it from here on - it's was all amazing. I wasn't even sure if I liked steak tartar but it turns out I definitely, definitely do.

Main course was a hearty venison and rabbit puff pie served alongside roasted leeks, garlic kale, celeriac mashed potato and wild mushroom & shallot gravy 

*dribble*


I can't remember the last time I was cooked a homemade pie. I need this to happen much more often. Although having that much mash potato available to me whenever I wanted was a little dangerous. I was already starting to feel a little on the full side...

But of course there was much room for dessert! Apple & blackberry hazelnut crumble served with - and this was the absolute corker - salted caramel creme fraiche!


I couldn't seem to stop myself putting huge dollops of that sweet cream on my crumble. It got to the point where all the dessert had been demolished and I was just eating the creme fraiche straight out of the bowl. I sensed the results from six weeks of low-carb eating bidding me goodbye as it headed off into the distance...

But it was worth it. And that wasn't all. 

There was more. 

There was cheese. And lots of it. Served with chilli tomato chutney and Rosie's heart-shaped cumin salty crackers.


Oh cheese, how I love you so. The triple creamy Delice de Bourgogne was my favourite. 


Laura and I both had the most fantastic night.  The atmosphere at Rosie's was great and it's something very special when so much love and attention has gone into every detail and flavour. We felt very spoilt indeed. Plus I got to finally meet Rosie who was as lovely as expected!

Then just as we proclaimed how we could not eat one more thing...

Out came the homemade chocolate truffles!


Laura and I both rolled home that night.

Click here to keep up-to-date with Rosie's latest pop up dates! 

14 comments:

  1. Oh wow it all looks incredible! Well done to Rosie, I always drool over her food instagrams!
    I've been to Beach Blanket Babylon in Shoreditch, but have passed the one in Notting Hill several times and never actually gone in! What a lovely way for you two to catch up!

    {Teffy's Perks} X

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    1. I'd not been before either, it was a really nice bar! The staff were a little on the pretentious side I suppose but otherwise good. Yes, Rosie is so talented! Can't be easy cooking for so many people! x

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  2. Ahh I was so sad I couldn't make it, I must go to the next one, all of that food looks amazing!!

    C x
    Lux Life Blog

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  3. Wow Caroline, thank you so, so much for such a lovely review :) so kind of you to review my pop up and to write such nice things!! Was an absolute pleasure that you came along and really nice to actually meet you!!

    Rosie xx

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  4. I am reading this dribbling myself, pie and mash what more could you ask for... well apart from crumble... and cheese and you got that too!!

    Victoria x
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  5. I'm dying to try this pop up! I love Grub Club supper clubs - have been to the Nina St Tropez one twice, which I really enjoyed. Rosie's look delicious too though. I'll have to look out for the next one. Thanks for sharing such great pics. Love your over the knee boots, too!

    Miranda xx
    mirandasnotebook.com

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  6. Gorgeous pic of you two at the top of this post! Beach Blanket Babylon in Notting Hill looks lovely. Will definitely have to add it to my 'must-try' list. X

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  7. This looks amaaaazing! I love the sound of the menu.

    Also, big love for your hair. Looks so sleek and shiny, I'm v jealous! xx

    Little Miss Katy | UK Lifestyle & Fashion

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  8. The good looks absolutely fab. Whenever I walk past BBB I always think I should pop in but I have never quite made it in. xx

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  9. All the food looks so delicious! What a fabulous night and brilliant idea. I'd love to hold a little pop up dinner party like that - if I had the room in my flat! I still have never made it to BBB. I will one day!

    Katie <3

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  10. This looks like a wonderful pop up. Having met Rosie the other night it is lovely to meet someone who genuinely knows and loves their food. As a foodie you can sometimes feel on your own but you both look like you had the best night out Lucy x

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  11. The food looks divine. Having met Rosie this week it is wonderful to meet someone who genuinely knows their food and has a real passion for cooking it, You look like you both had the best night Lucy x

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  12. This looks like a wonderful evening. Rosie is superb company and has a wonderful love and passion for food and cooking. The food looks divine Lucy x

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