Fine Dining at Fig + Olive, NYC

9.25.2015


Because who says lunch can't be as decadent as dinner?



ASOS blazer, Aqua lace trim shorts (similar here), Bershka vest, Old Navy bucket bag, Chilli Beans sunglasses, Schutz sandals. Shot by Isaac Lacey at Fig and Olive Meatpacking.


Because I work from home a lot, when it comes to lunch I tend to either cook leftovers for myself, replace it with a constant barrage of snacks, or (on bad days) forget to eat completely. Terrible... I know. So when Fig & Olive invited me to join them for a pre-fashion week lunch at their downtown location in the Meatpacking, I jumped on the opportunity. I've been to events that they catered, so I already knew how fresh and delicious they're cooking was, but the experience itself was like nothing I could have imagined.

I started the meal off with a little cocktail (don't judge) called the Fig Vesper. I love a good martini and the fig-infused vodka that they used for this one provided just the right amount of sweetness and flavor. They brought it over with their signature trio of house olive oils and some great bread that I pretty much had to move to the table next to me so as not to spoil my appetite. The menu was huge, but in the end I wound up going with the trio of vegetables as a starter (I'm obessed with artichokes and beets, and this promised both), followed by a braised Octopus a la Gallega. Let me just say... I've never tried octopus like this before! It was sliced super thin and packed with fresh, zesty flavors. Sticking with the seafood theme, I ordered the salmon tartare for my main course, which didn't disappoint either. And finally, to finish (and be able to get back to work and not fall into a coma), I ordered an espresso... the perfect end to a fab meal.

I can't treat myself to this kind of decadence every day, but it's the perfect place to head to when you're looking to impress: whether it's a meeting with a client or a casual lunch date.
xL

6 comments :

  1. great look ; -)))


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  2. Such a chic outfit! Love the jacket!
    xx
    Claudia
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  3. This blazer! AMAZING!
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  4. That blazer is so fantastic!!! I WANT!
    I haven't gone to Fig & Olive yet, but you had me at fig infused vodka.

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  5. cute blazer, love the print!

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