Fig and Olive

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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  • Sara K

    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

  • J3nn (Jenn’s Menu and Lifestyle Blog)

    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. :)

  • Natasha

    Tres yummmmy….have a great weekend with your boys

  • marcuschung

    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!

  • livinglearningeating

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

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  • Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl

    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.

  • Carol

    Everything looks so yummy!

  • Sarah Spigelman (@FritosnFoie)

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

  • Nastassia (Let Me Eat Cake)

    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!

  • lavieeuropaa

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

  • Caitlin C.

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

  • Jolene (

    That food is presented really beautifully.

  • Trevor Sis Boom

    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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