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.
Three different flavors of olive oils. Very promising start to the night.
As far as drinks go, each one had a unique characteristic that really enhances the meal.
Fig Jamon Goat Cheese
Cut a piece off each, fork ’em, take a bite and let your eyes roll to the back of your head.
Fig Gorgonzola Tartlet
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.
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.
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.
Grilled and tossed in olive oil, a solid dish.
Rosemary Lamb Chops
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.
Look at those juices.
Chocolate and Fig Soufflé with Vanilla Ice Cream
Light and sweet with , the soufflé was a perfect end to an epic meal.
Photo collaboration by Claudia Gonzalez and Peter Pham.
Fig & Olive
8490 Melrose Place
West Hollywood, CA 90069
310 360 9100