New Fig & Olive Spring Menu

I was invited to try the handsome Executive Chef Wilfrid Hocquet’s new Spring menu at Fig & Olive on the corner of Melrose Place and La Cienega. The night before he was presenting a similar menu to food writers at the upscale Fig & Olive in Newport Beach. Born in the South of France, Hocquet’s…

7 Great Soups in Los Angeles & Beyond

When the temperature cools down, it’s time to be comforted with a bowl of delicious soup. Here are 7 0f my favorite dining destination that offer exceptional soup in Los Angeles. 1. Flintridge Proper Restaurant & Bar This hotspot in La Canada offers a warm and wonderful creamy tomato basil soup and seasonal soup of…

FIG & OLIVE – Mediterranean Diet Friendly

Research has shown that the traditional Mediterranean diet reduces the risk of heart disease, cancer, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases. The key components of the Mediterranean diet include a splash of olive oil, instead of butter, and a variety of fruits and vegetables, lean meat, whole grains, legumes and nuts. A glass of red wine is…

Fig & Olive Melrose Place

Halle Berry and I have something in common, we both enjoy dining at Fig & Olive Melrose Place. Almost every item on the menu is topped, sautéed or dressed with various olive oils. No butter is used at this restaurant. After a trip to the South of France last summer, Chef Pascal Lorange returned to…