Friday, 29 November 2013

The Pit - Chapel Allerton, Leeds - A Sneak Preview


The ever expanding Arc Inspirations empire has now put it's stamp on Chapel Allerton.

You'd be correct in thinking that there is already a place in Leeds with the same name 'The Pit', this is the City Centre's little sister (the feminist within can't help myself). I haven't directly compared the menus but they look pretty similar with big bolchy American food such as ribs, burgers, pulled pork, Philly Fries (fries topped with onions, mushrooms, brisket and monetary Jack cheese). All the 'now foods' or to put another way ... The latest fashion food.

I was lucky enough to be invited along for a sneak preview the night before they opened. A promise of champagne and canap├ęs of the food eventually on offer can't keep me away. 

I took along V for the ride. 

We arrived 5 to 10 minutes after they opened the doors to fellow VIPs (get me) and walked in... To find there were no tables left. However, the place was much larger than expected and with champagne flute firmly in our clutches we parked ourselves next to the kitchen. To get a good view of the food being made and also hoping to get first dibs when it eventually came out.