Monday, September 20, 2010

Fig & Olive in the Meatpacking District

Walking into fig and olive you will be struck by the potted olive plants mounted on the walls and the tables laden with candles in orange candle holders. Fig and Olive is in the meatpacking district and as I have come to find out this means large restaurants. Our waiter is very welcoming and takes us through his favourites on the menu.
We start with white sangria which is great, the best sangria I’ve had to date. Fruity with passion fruit and peach undertones! It's refreshing but beware, although you don't taste it the wine is there.

The waiter recommended the fig gorgonzola tartlet, which is sublime!
Light puff pastry topped with melted salty gorgonzola (which happens to be my favourite cheese), smoky salty prosciutto, sweet black figs, walnut arugula and tomato. And a drizzling of sweet, acidic balsamic hmmmmm!
The best dish of the night!

Next we tried a few crostinis; basil pesto with fresh tomato and parmesan cheese with fig jam. The pesto was strong and packed a serious punch.
For mains I had the fig & olive Mediterranean tasting to get a feel of the food served at Fig and Olive.
1. grilled free range chicken with rosemary & garlic, artichoke tapenade - Lemon Olive Oil
2. grilled lamb on rosemary skewers, bell peppers, Greek yogurt & honey, couscous salad, fig
3. grilled shrimp & tomato skewer on a saffron rice - Oregano Olive Oil

Overall it's good food with  good quality ingredients.

For dessert a sweet yet tart raspberry sorbet served with crunchy meringue and lemon yoghurt mousse. I balance ending to the meal!

Thoughts of the fig gorgonzola tart still linger!

1 comment:

  1. I definitely going to retrace my steps to the Fig and olive!!!
    Next time you should try Indian cuisine and Vatan is a place to consider....