It's been many years since I last came to Little Door, and their outdoor dining area is still as charming as ever. The regulars still pile in for happy hour and dinner, and Executive Chef Nicolas Peters still personally makes runs to the farmer's markets after 17 years at Little Door.
I came in the fall for a tasting menu. Preparing for the colder weather, we started the dinner with a bowl of Celeriac soup with pomegranate and shaved walnuts
Maple sherry vinegar glazed chanterelle and frisee salad
Beautiful mushroom salad, perfectly complemented by the glaze and evoking the flavors of fall.The salad was followed by fresh, tender, grilled Spanish octopus with Pee Wee fingerling potatoes, haricot vert
Roasted wild cod, spicy piperade, caper bouillabaise broth
Farro risotto, espelette, smoked garlic infused extra virgin olive oil
A trio of desserts included apple tart tatin, a chocolate tart, and pecan pie
In Los Angeles, we tend to forget about the older places, but after more than a decade on 3rd St, Little Door is still going strong and is worth a revisit.
8164 W 3rd St
Los Angeles, CA 90048