Single or not, you can’t escape the incessant, candy coloured noise surrounding February 14th. If you’re anything like me and would rather bury your face in food than look at another human being, Olive Bar & Kitchen’s brand new menu is for you. But in the name of love, you could grudgingly take your significant other along just to wow them with your refined culinary tastes.
Known as Mumbai’s go to restaurant for Mediterranean cuisine, Olive Bar & Kitchen is now offering a revamped menu for their devoted crowd. The menu stays true to the usual easy and rustic dishes the restaurant is known for, with a few new twists. Along with classic Mediterranean flavours, Chef Rishim Sachdeva, inspired by European techniques and trends, uses locally sourced ingredients to serve dishes with a perfect balance of protein, carbs and fat.
Start by expressing your love with a plate of Rishim’s Strawberry, Figs & Crumbled Ricotta a delicious salad served with fresh strawberry and figs topped with arugula. Once that mushiness is out of the way, move on to a main course, Olive’s Maple and Chipotle Grilled Salmon served with pak choi and chipotle salsa is definitely a must try. You cannot leave without trying their signature dish, Roast Garlic Polenta, grilled and served with ratatouille vegetables and seared cucumber. Chef Rishim also experiments with techniques like fermentation to serve some fantastic pickled garnishes and cooks his veggies in whey or vinegar to retain flavour. As dessert time rolls around, it will be time to fall in love all over again with decadent offerings like the Hazelnut Financier, with salty feta ice-cream, crispy choux pastry and balsamic reduction.
So this Valentine’s Day, whether you have a hot date or not, head to Olive Bar & Kitchen for what promises to be one fantastic culinary experience.
How to Get There:
Olive Bar & Kitchen
Where: 14, Below Pali Hill Tourist Hotel, Union Park, Khar, Mumbai
Contact: 022 33956121
Timings: Mon – Fri 8 PM to 1 AM | Sat – Sun 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, 8 PM to 1 AM
Cost: ₹3,500 for two people (VAT & service charges extra)