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Fig Tartlets and Fig Chocolate Soufflés at Fig & Olive

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In celebration of National Fig Week Foodbeast was invited to a tasting at the Mediterranean eatery Fig & Olive. I’m not a fig person, but this experience has definitely converted me. Fig & Olive was an adventure for the books, as we dined through multiple courses throughout the night.

Fig & Olive currently has three restaurants in New York and two in Southern California. We drove out to the Melrose location and enjoyed a meal that was not only unbelievable but also brought out my appreciation for figs.

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Menu

Olive Oil

Three different flavors of olive oils. Very promising start to the night.

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Piscine

Piscine

 

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Rosellini

Rosellini

 

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Cucumber Cosmo

Cucumber Cosmo

As far as drinks go, each one had a unique characteristic that really enhances the meal.

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Fig Jamon Goat Cheese

Jamon

Cut a piece off each, fork ’em, take a bite and let your eyes roll to the back of your head.

Jamon 02

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Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet

Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet 02

The tart was so light and fluffy that I didn’t know where to start on it. Just had to dig in and get my hands dirty on this one.

Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet 01

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Truffle Mushroom Croquette

Truffle Mushroom Croquette

 One of my favorite dishes of the night. There was so much flavor packed into each croquette, I had to stop myself from eating everything immediately.

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Penne Funghi Tartufo

Penne Funghi Tartufo

One of the heavier items of the night. The chicken was grilled and seasoned perfectly. I wish I had more of this but my stomach was saving room for the lamp chops.

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Grilled Asparagus

Asparagus

Grilled and tossed in olive oil, a solid dish.

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Rosemary Lamb Chops

LambChops

Before even taking a bite, I knew the lamb chops were going to be worth the trip alone. Each bite was a masterpiece of flavor.

Lamb Chop 03

Look at those juices.

Lamp Chops Cut

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Chocolate and Fig Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream

Fig Souffle

Light and sweet with , the soufflé was a perfect end to an epic meal.

Photo collaboration by Claudia Gonzalez and Peter Pham.

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Fig & Olive

8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310 360 9100