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?!
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…
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.
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.
Reason #4 Salmon Tartare
Two words. Ah mazing.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.