I was meeting up with my friends (in total 5 hungry hotties) for a Saturday night out! The first plan was to have dinner at 'Pink Flamingo' but P. changed plans and decided to have our little get together at 'Little Collins' instead. I never heard of this place so I was very excited cause my friends told me they were sure I would love the place. So of I went on my bike into the freezing cold..FUCKING HELL!! really... the cold from last night was NOT normal.. even for a minute I thought my eyeballs would freeze while cycling my way to 'Little Collins'! When I arrived I instantly ordered a nice glass of red wine to keep me warm!
As you can see on the pictures above we ordered A LOT! I think our eyes were a bit more hungry then our tummies.. but we were all very curious about the dishes..so we kept on ordering food!
'Little Collins' is actually more known for their brunches & lunches, unfortunately we were the only guests for dinner but on the other hand...as if we had our own private chef! LOVE IT!
We first had our drinks at the bar.. and then we decided not to move to a normal table but just have our food served on the bar...This way we all could have a look into the core of the restaurant..THE KITCHEN! I always love places where you can see how the chef is preparing your food! I love it that the idea of the interior is very simple.. an open kitchen with a bar and some tables around the kitchen. Simple & Clean, a place where any type of person would feel welcome in.
I don't know what to call the style of the food they serve..it's uhm Mediterranean meets Fusion meets Asian meets Delicious meets.. Oh fuck you get my point..haha I think the highlight was the home-smoked salmon ..So damn good.. and I loved the Korean beef tartar too, oh and let's not forget the chocolate fondant! perfect caky from the outside..and soft and melty from the inside..oooh just to DIE for! and let's not forget the Wine! let the staff advise you which wine goes well with what dish..I tried 3 different wines and they were all super super tasty!
I don't know how we did it.. but we ended up around 00:30 and we were eating more pie the 'chocolate-hazelnut-pie'! (like are you f*cking serious..so good!!) and from lounge music we suddenly were listening to the beats of Rihanna and Michael Jackson.. One of my friends J. sneaked in the back and put his ipod on speaker..! hmmm maybe we should have stopped after the first bottle of wine? HAHA .. well luckily the staff was just super relaxed about it and they eventually ended up drinking at the bar with us..
I looked outside and I was happy to see that I wouldn't be needing my umbrella ella ella..But Fuck it was cold! :| Overall .. 'Little Collins' is a place I definitely recommend and come back to! I probably go there next weekend to give the brunch/lunch a try.. If you want to give this little gem a try too for dinner I would say: go there with at least 4 friends so you can try more dishes like we did! Sharing is Caring and just much more fun ;)
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