Fig & Olive in Scarsdale, NY – A Happy Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Visit

My friend and I wanted to take advantage of the Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, Nov 3-16 2014, to go outside of our monthly routine. I picked Fig & Olive, a Mediterranean restaurant, in Scarsdale because it was easy to make a reservation through OpenTable and their special Hudson Valley Restaurant Week menu was on All clicking from the same page. To all Digital Marketers, create an easy user experience and the business will come!

EGGPLANT ROLLETINI: Tomato confit, goat cheese ayala, basil, and Cobrancosa Olive Oil.  This was excellent.  Very cheezy and probably not great for the arteries but it was delicious.

YELLOWFIN TUNA: Cilantro, Marcona almond and Toasted Sesame Oil.  This was also excellent, light and airy, leaving me wishing for more.

CROSTINI– from left to right: Burrata, Tomato, Pesto, Balsamic; Mushroom, Artichoke, Truffle, Scallion, Parmesan; Crab, Heirloom Tomato, Avocado, Apple Aioli.  All excellent. So good that we almost did not want to share with each other.

FIG & OLIVE CHICKEN TAJINE: Moroccan spiced free range chicken served with fig, olive, apricot, carrot, zucchini, cipollini onion, tomato, and toasted almond.  This dish had many layers.  I thoroughly enjoyed every ingredient.  Especially loved the apricot, fig, and olives.  The Moroccan spice was just right, just spicy enough but not over powering.

In reality, I tried this dish twice.  The first time here was fantastic and the second was dismal.  In the second round, the center of the chicken thigh was not hot and sightly cold to the touch. Consistency is obviously not their forte.

Couscous with cilantro and harissa, Hojiblanca Olive Oil.  The garnish on the couscous kept me eating.  The mixture of each with the couscous and the combination of them all were quite a delight.

CHOCOLATE POT DE CRÈME: Crunchy praline financiers & vanilla cream.  I love this dessert.  Very very good.  Worth a second and a third time.

This is the chocolate pot de creme in action, getting mixed to create that sweet and tasty sensation.

Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Menu

This was a very happy outing.  Both my friend and I walked away satisfied and fed well.  Will definitely be back.  Recommend for all!

This experience took place at

Fig & Olive
Vernon Hills Shopping Center
696 White Plains Rd
Scarsdale, NY 10583
914 725 2900

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I am a New Yorker who flies home to Taiwan in the Summer. I absolutely believe food is one of the most pleasurable things in life. Hence, my chronicle of anticipated glorious food experiences.

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