9 Reasons Why You Should Have Brunch @ Fig & Olive This Wknd

Brunch at Fig & Olive Meatpacking

If you follow me on the ‘gram, then you should know that I love to eat. Whether I’m whipping up a 30 minute masterpiece in my kitchen. Or out to dinner trying to order everything on the menu. There’s always some good food involved. I do share some of my favorite eateries in my dining diaries posts. But I’m working on doing better. That is why I have to tell you all about Fig & Olive & why you should have brunch there this weekend. Starting with Reason #1: the smile you’ll have after your amazing meal. You see that cheese I’m wearing?!

Fig & Olive Crostinis

I attended the Palmer’s Choose What’s Real Brunch at Fig & Olive a few weeks ago. I was so blown away with the Mediterranean themed cuisine that I had to wonder why this spot wasn’t already on my radar. I’m greedy, so I usually keep up with all of the good food spots. Anyway, upon doing my research I found out that there are eight Fig & Olive locations. Three of which are in NYC, and one in Westchester, New York. I went to the Meatpacking District location which was quite cute and chic. Enough chatter though, let’s get to the rest of the reasons why you should have brunch at F&O…

Fig & Olive Octopus Crostini

Reason #2 Crostinis

A vast assortment of Crostinis. Crostinis galore. If you’re not sure what a Crostini is, it’s an Italian appetizer consisting of small slices of grilled or toasted bread and toppings. I know bread and toppings may sound boring. But trust me it’s not. Especially when you’re creative with it like F&O. From Gorgonzola & Apple with Red Pepper Marmalade, to Goat Cheese with Carmelized Onion & Chives and my favorite, Octopus with Hummus and Pimenton (above). You’ll want to try them all.

Fig & Olive Mushroom Croquettes

Reason #3 Mushroom Croquettes

Paired with Truffle Aiolo and Parmesan. These are simply divine. I don’t know why I didn’t think to make them myself. Sidenote: You know I’m going to try.

Fig & Olive Slamon Tartare

Reason #4 Salmon Tartare

Two words. Ah mazing.

Fig & Olive Prosciutto di Parma and Melon

Reason #5 Prosciutto di Parma and Melon

I didn’t take part in this dish as I don’t eat meat, but it had rave reviews from those that did.

Fig & Olive French Omelette with Mediterranean Fries

Reason #6 French Omelette

Served with salad and Mediterranean fries. This was delicious. The omelette was loaded with fresh asparagus and goat cheese. And the potatoes were seasoned to perfection.

Fig & Olive Carmelized Apple Tart

Reason #6 Carmelized Apple Tart

No your eyes are not deceiving you. This baby is loaded with thin slices of tangy carmelized apple. Yes, it’s as good as it looks.

Fig & Olive Blood Orange Mimosa

Reason #7 Blood Orange Mimosas

These were soooooo good. A nice twist on a regular old mimosa. I was sipping on ’em on all afternoon and kind of sorta lost count. See how lit I look? Let’s just say I had a nice nap when I got home. The sleep you’ll get after all of this good food and a round of drinks is a bonus reason to go.

Brunch at Fig & Olive Meatpacking

Reason #9 The Area

The Meatpacking District is the place to be, especially on the weekend. Walk up the block to The Standard for a day party. Do some shopping, or take in some views on the High Line. Visit The Whitney Museum of American Art. Whatever you decide to do, take lots of pictures as the area is beautiful.

So hit up Fig & Olive for brunch this weekend. Go with your girls, your beau thang or by your lonesome. Doesn’t matter. Just go.

Fig & Olive Meatpacking District 420 West 13th Street, New York, NY 10014

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