Lunch at Fig & Olive

April 21, 2016

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Lunch at Fig & Olive melrose place

One of the things I love about Los Angeles is how many great restaurants there are! One of my favorite restaurants is Fig & Olive on Melrose Place. A lunch here makes for a perfect afternoon because afterwards you can grab an iced latte at Alfred Coffee and window shop at some of the amazing boutiques. But, back to this lunch! Kimber and I went the other week for a fun girl’s date and we were dying over their incredible spring menu. Everything was so delicious and fresh. I already can’t wait to go back! Read on to hear more about our lunch at Fig and Olive.

bar area at fig & olive melrose placea trio of crostinis and the best carrot soup

This PROVENCAL CARROT & THYME SOUP was my absolute favorite. It had heirloom baby carrots, celery, onion, garlic, thyme & olive oil croutons. I loved how savory it all was!

We also got a trio of crostinis including the MUSHROOM WITH ARTICHOKE, TRUFFLE & PARMESAN, the SHRIMP WITH AVOCADO, CILANTRO & TOMATO, and the PROSCIUTTO CROSTINI WITH RICOTTA, FIG, OLIVES & WALNUTS.

the best carrot soup that was perfectly savory and not too sweet fresh healthy salads on fig and olive's spring menuFor greens we got the BURRATA & ASPARAGUS with Burrata, asparagus, snow peas, hazelnuts, arugula, and a micro-basil blood orange dressing.

We also shared the FIG & OLIVE SALAD {always a classic!}, with manchego, gorgonzola dolce, fig, apple, tomato, walnuts, olives, romaine, mesclun, scallions, and a fig balsamic.

a delicious trio of olive oils with rosemary bread at the start of each meal

I love how each meal begins with a trio of distinct extra virgin olive oils with freshly baked rosemary olive oil fougasse bread.

thinly sliced octopus carpaccio that melts in your mouth

OCTOPUS A LA GALLEGA – Thinly sliced braised octopus with marinated bell peppers, heirloom potatoes, black olives, arugula, and pimenton lemon dressing. Yum!

make sure to try the dessert sampler at fig and olive

Even though we were absolutely stuffed, we couldn’t resist dessert. If you know me, I’ll always find room for something sweet! We decided to share the Fig & Olive Tasting with four bite sized pieces of the PEAR CROSTINI, CHOCOLATE POT DE CRÈME, CRUNCHY PRALINE & CLEMENTINE VACHERIN. Let me just say that the Chocolate Pot de Crème is out of this world good. You have to try it! It’s to die for incredible!

homemade pasta at fig and olive a pretty peach rose in a gold vase white linen shirt and polka dot skirt for lunch at fig and olive

Fig & Olive has such a fresh menu in general, with dishes that are all about the unique flavors of the Mediterranean. The spring menu takes it to another level, though! Even if you’re not in LA, check out some of the other Fig & Olive locations. I went to the one in NYC for Valentine’s Day the other year and it was also amazing!

I love sharing my favorite restaurants with you, especially since I always get a lot of emails from readers about what to do in LA. That post is coming soon too, I promise! Have you been to Fig & Olive before? I’d love to hear what you ate and liked!

Another LA favorite: Stir Market!

xox

photos by Kimber Brown

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