This past Sunday Ashley joined us for a family dinner at Fig & Olive, a trendy West Hollywood restaurant on Melrose Avenue.
Fig & Olive prides itself on its olive oil collection and sells over 30 different types of extra virgin olive oil.
Fig & Olive is beautifully decorated, with a huge olive tree in the middle of the restaurant. The ambiance and decor make you feel like you are eating in an outdoor garden rather than an upscale hotspot!
We started off the meal with some fresh bread and three different types of olive oil. They were all delicious!
Before our appetizers, we ordered 6 Crostinis for the table. From top to bottom is the:
Goat Cheese, Caramelized Onion, and Chive Crostini
Prosciutto, Ricotta, Fig, Olive, and Walnut Crostini
Mushroom, Artichoke, Scallion, and Parmesan Crostini
Shrimp, Avocado, Cilantro, and Tomato Crostini
Beet, Ricotta Thyme, Orange, and Raspberry Crostini
Manchego, Fig, and Marcona Almond Crostini
Every Crostini had a fantastic and very unique flavor. If I had to choose a favorite, it would definitely be the Manchego Crostini, although the Goat Cheese Crostini is a close second!
Our table was so comfortable that Ashley couldn’t help taking a little nap while waiting for our appetizers…
The whole table (minus my sister) ordered the 3 course menu, which allows you to choose an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.
My Dad and Ashley both ordered the Lobster Bisque for their appetizers. I snagged a taste and it was delightful!
My Mom ordered the Beef Carpaccio for her appetizer and really enjoyed it. Just look at those colors!
For my appetizer I ordered the Truffle Mushroom Croquette. Truffles really do make any dish better, and these were so good that I had trouble letting my family taste them!
For her entrée, Ashley ordered the Paella Del Mar. She really enjoyed it.
My sister ordered the Provence Roasted Chicken, which is marinated chicken with herbs de provence, rosemary, garlic, lemon, roasted potato, and pimento aioli.
I chose the Truffle Risotto for my entrée (I know I know, shocking!). It was pretty fantastic and I loved eating leftovers the next day.
My mom selected the Fig & Olive Chicken Tajine for her entrée. The chicken was so tender and the flavors were really wonderful.
For dessert my Mom and I ordered the Chocolate Pot De Creme, which I had heard was a must try. It was rich, chocolatey, and I couldn’t stop eating it!
My Dad and Ashley ordered the Dessert Crostini, which was shortbread with cherries on top. They were amazing and a perfect way to end the meal!
My family and I had a really great time at Fig & Olive. The food and wine were great, we enjoyed the atmosphere, and the service was phenomenal (take note Gjelina!). On my next visit I will probably stick with the crostinis and appetizers, my two favorite parts of the meal (other than dessert of course!).
Fig & Olive is located at 8490 Melrose Place in West Hollywood. For information on their menu, hours, and olive oil click here.