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What: Littleduck Picklery
In a nutshell: It's all about pickling and fermenting
Summing it all up: This latest opening from the folk behind Rawduck and Ducksoup will be an all day diner, wine bar AND neighbourhood store
Fans of Ducksoup and Rawduck will soon have a third restaurant to add to the list as Littleduck Picklery prepares to open in Dalston. Tom Hill, Clare Lattin and Rory McCoy of Ducksoup and Rawduck are opening this fermenting and pickling production kitchen and neighbourhood store that will also be an all-day diner and wine bar.
As the name suggests, the shop will operate as a fermentation kitchen so you'll be able to buy their own range of fermented foods and drinks - expect seasonal krauts, kimchis, kombuchas, kefirs and drinking vinegars. And if you fancy making these yourself, sign up for their regular classes.
The open kitchen coming up with these delights will also serve up dishes all day. For breakfast and lunch we're told to expect something similar to Rawduck in style - so maybe a Gilchester Breakfast bap of bacon, fried eggs, fermented greens & chilli. But in the evening the menu will focus on small plates of seasonal Italian inspired dishes like pickled tomatoes & dill or fermented nettles. All week there'll be at least one roasting tin of a slow cooked meat such as rabbit or lamb on and we understand there'll be plenty of daily pies and galettes. If you're an offal fan, head here on Mondays when the menu will focus on that.
Cocktails go down the same route - using the pickling liquors as a base - so there might be drinks like dill & caraway with vodka or a sweet pickled nespole mescal. And yes, the wine list will be both natural and biodynamic.
More about Little Duck - The Picklery
Where is it? Dalston Lane Terrace, London E8 1FE
When does it open? 29 November 2017
Find out more: Follow them on Instagram @littleduckthepicklery