On Sunday we ate at Olivea for the first time. I first posted about Olivea at the beginning of May. We had planned on trying dinner first but changed our minds and went for brunch. I was very impressed with how well they have opened up the dining room and its connection to the bar area. New modern light fixtures, black leather chairs and warm gray walls play well of off the newly refinished wood floors. Another feature I really liked was that most of the restaurant is outfitted with serve ware from Crate and Barrel.
We started with their “Caprese Mary” which came garnished with fresh basil, a cherry tomato and balsamic-marinated mozzarella - delicious and refreshing. We tried their “basket of housemade pastries” that came with homemade strawberry preserves. The basket came with a cinnamon bun, apricot danish and an orange scone. Everything was so fresh and you can definitely taste the difference a pastry chef can make - the warm butter and preserves took it to a whole other level. For my entree I had “poached eggs on ciabatta with hollandaise, house smoked ham, and wilted greens“. I also go to try their “poached eggs on housemade pork sausage hash and red pepper compote“. Our eggs were done just right, the hollandaise was great and all of the flavors were well balanced.
I am happy to have a new dining spot to put in our brunch rotation. We plan to go back for dinner as soon as possible - their Charcuterie looks amazing as does their dessert menu.