The Pink Shed is a very exciting little thing. When I was invited here, I jumped at the chance to attend, but I was very confused, I was going to visit a pink shed yet wasn't allowed to know what food would be cooked for me or who the restaurant was who cooked for me. I would also be sat around one table with 7 other strangers. Risky,exciting and somewhat scary. Find out what it was like private dining in the heart of one of the busiest shopping centres, I'd like to introduce you to something that is revolutionary, scrumptious, glamorous yet relaxing all rolled into one; Come on in and experience the magic behind, The Pink Shed. Dining will never be the same again.
From above, passers by can see into the shed.
Yes, I was obviously excited to be here. It's pink and it serves food, whats not to love?
Mac; Zara | Dress; Zara | Bag; Zara | Belt;Topshop | Lipstick;Arbonne (Oops such a Zara Lover).
The decor is every girls dream, glamorous, sophisticated yet bright and welcoming. We were taken aback when we walked inside, I didn't expect to see something so beautiful in such a small place.
Me and Jack were seated, our coats taken and our wine poured. In front of us was a menu. Flannels were cooking for us. Flannels is sort of like Harvey Nichols so I knew it would be top notch food. Small portion sizes, but perfect presentation and flavours. Around us were 6 other random people, that's the fun with the pink shed, you dine with total strangers. It was like a bloggers Come Dine With Me.
Wine on tap.
Starter, as delicious as it looks. Anything with chutney in it has a place in my heart.
Lamb for main. I ate a kidney and I didn't even realise. Yes! My tastebuds have reached new levels.
Dessert, oh my.
I was very happy with my dessert.
The main chef explained why he created the dishes that he did, this was a nice touch as in a restaurant you don't get to speak to the head chef. The price to eat in The Pink Shed is £20.00 per person but this is subsidised by Trinity Leeds, so you actually get so much more than the £20.00. A three course meal, great company and lots of drinks for £20.00, almost unheard of in todays climate.
Round 2, I liked the Pink Shed so much that I decided to force my family to book out all 8 seats for round 2. Me and Jack needed to go again. (Inside there is just one table with 8 seats on it, so I thought, hey fam, lets book the whole thing out and go crazy). I needed my family to experience the surreal world of the Pink Shed and so we did.
First it was cocktail hour and we got down to some tequila testing. I don't really like tequila (being a student, it just reminds me of dangerous nights out and horrible hangovers), part of me wishes thatit was actual cocktails, but it's the luck of the draw and you don't know what you're going to get when you book in the Pink Shed.
We got to make our own margaritas (I am now a pro when it comes to cocktail making), and to my pleasure, got to keep the cocktail shakers and the glasses. Hooray to lots of cocktail themed posts coming your way soon. I had far too much fun shaking the night away.
It was really fun, my Grandma was knocking the tequila shots back better than any fresher I've ever seen. Jack must think my family were crazy. Oh, lets go for a meal and tequila testing. Yeah, I have a pretty cool family.
Next up, food. The main event. Carluccios were cooking for us and they made us an Italian tapas.
There was more food than this, but I was thinking with my stomach and sort of forgot to photograph it all. But, from what you can see, yes, it was delicious. My perfect meal. Italian and tapas.
Happy Birthday Mummy. Seriously the best person ever.