Fig and Olive

September 30, 2011

in blogger meetup, dessert, restaurant

I spent all day yesterday taping and uploading an audition…

…and I have to do it all over again. (Grrrrr)

That’s when I decided it was time for my monthly massage. Had a great deal in my Audrey Magazine SWAG bag!

Royal Thai Massage looks kinda sketchy…

…but it’s clean and cozy inside.

The 90-minute deep tissue massage rocked, and left me in a very good mood.

And then, Thursday only got sweeter…


Nastassia and I were invited to check out the nearly 7-month old Melrose Place location of popular NYC transplant Fig & Olive.  The place was packed, probably because President Barack Obama had a fundraiser here earlier in the week?

Y’all know I’m a fig freak, and they were definitely represented on the menu…

…however, we skipped dinner and focused solely on desserts!

Everything is $9, which is kinda insanity when it comes to the “Tasting and Sharing Plate”

Your choice of four bite-sized desserts

We split the Mango and Raspberry Sorbets with Mousse, Dessert Crostini, and Chocolate Pot de Creme

A warm caramelized apple tart with vanilla ice cream

“Tropezienne” – a popular dessert from the St. Tropez made from Brioche and Mascarpone Creme…

…served with Meyer Lemon Glazed strawberries

And finally, a warm chocolate soufflé with candied orange…

…served à la mode.

I definitely ended the evening on a (sugar) high!

Thanks to Meghan for organizing, Fig & Olive for hosting, and Nastassia for being such a fun date!


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1 Sara K September 30, 2011 at 7:47 am

Everything on that menu sounds DELICIOUS; both on the sweet and savory side! And a 90 minute deep tissue massage sounds like heaven right now; I am yet to have one done but I can imagine it’s the greatest rejuvenation ever

2 J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) September 30, 2011 at 7:47 am

Sorry about having to do the recording over, but for a deep-tissue massage and those desserts? I’d do it again and again. Sounds like it turned into a pretty great day! $27 for a massage is killer. :)

3 Natasha September 30, 2011 at 7:50 am

Tres yummmmy….have a great weekend with your boys

4 marcuschung September 30, 2011 at 9:20 am

There’s a fig & olive right by our design studio in NYC and has become a nice go-to spot for dinner (on those late nights in the office). I think it offers a solid meal, but I haven’t tried any desserts yet. This will change!

5 livinglearningeating September 30, 2011 at 9:31 am

Yummmmm figs. :) Also, that apple tart with ice cream looks like a treat!

6 Susan Campisi September 30, 2011 at 10:11 am


7 Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl September 30, 2011 at 10:14 am

Okay, YUM! the guy in the background of you taking pics of the desert… looks like he is trying to figure out what you are doing. You know you’re a blogger when you carry your camera around and snap pics of everything. lol. I hear fig & olive is delish. and your pics show no less. the apple tart…my fave.

8 Carol September 30, 2011 at 11:18 am

Everything looks so yummy!

9 Sarah Spigelman (@FritosnFoie) September 30, 2011 at 11:35 am

I love Fig and Olive, too! Their crostinis are all delicious – you should definitely head back for lunch or dinner some time!

10 Nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake) September 30, 2011 at 11:51 am

soooo much fun,but i did go home and crash and burn from the sugar high :) ! I think the apple tart and mango sorbet are tied as my fave.can’t wait to dine with you again!

11 lavieeuropaa September 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

I’ve been DYING to try Fig & Olive- you’ve definitely inspired me to check it out and finally make a reservation!

12 Caitlin C. September 30, 2011 at 1:04 pm

That whole tasting plate was only $9?! The last dessert looks AMAZING. It’s been too long since I had a truly spectacular dessert.

13 Jolene ( September 30, 2011 at 4:42 pm

That food is presented really beautifully.

14 Trevor Sis Boom October 1, 2011 at 8:36 am

What a delightful blog! I have been the NYC restaurant and it was great. Shooting fish in a barrel though as I adore figs too!

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