Thursday, January 26, 2012

Fig and Olive




Fig and Olive is a restaurant and olive oil store with multiple locations here in New York as well as with one location in Los Angeles. They specialize in mediterranean dishes and flavors. I recently took the opportunity to dine there, and here is my review.

I went on a Friday evening to the Uptown location. The place was completely packed and booked full for the remainder of the evening. The space was a tad bit crowded- once you were in your seat there was no easily getting up. The atmosphere, however, was nice with dim lighting and great smells. 

We started out with an olive oil tasting. After all, they are known for their different oils. There was one with hints of strawberry and another with hints of artichoke. I really enjoyed them.

As an appetizer I went with the Zucchini Carpaccio. It was a fresh start with raw zucchini in olive oil with lemon pine nut and parmesan.

For my entree I went with the Pumpkin Sage Ravioli. They were absolutely amazing! I completely recommend this choice. They were home made ravioli with free range chicken, ricotta, pumpkin olive oil, roasted pumpkin seeds, parmesan cheese, and aged balsamic olive oil. SO good.

I finished my dinner with the Chocolate Pot de Creme. It was like a chilled chocolate mousse with praline and vanilla creme. It was pretty light and a nice size.

Overall the experience was good and so was the food. Even with that said I still do not know if Im in a hurry to go back. In my opinion it was a little pricey for what it was, but Im glad I tried it out anyway.

So if Fig and Olive is on your "list" I do recommend it!




7 comments:

  1. Oh this place sounds amazing! Love the presentation of the food!

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  2. Yummy! I'd be all over that if I lived closer!

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  3. I'm drooling!! I would love to do an olive oil tasting and that ravioli sounds so yummy!

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  4. Ah, that all looks fantastic! I'll have to remember that place for the next time I'm in New York!

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  5. Yum! I have always wanted to go to the one here in LA! I wish we lived closer so we could be foodies together :)

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  6. Love the review. I like the name.

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