For my guy’s birthday, his family wanted to take everyone out to Fig & Olive. Remember, I loved it when we went for Father’s Day this year in this post! Besides the beautiful food, the ambiance is beautiful in this newest location as well!
Here is a view of the exterior with a beautifully lit sign. 🙂
And as I mentioned, this location opened just two days earlier. For that reason, the service was pretty slow, but it gave us more of a chance to enjoy my guy’s birthday celebration!
We ordered 6 of their fabulous crostini, which was one of my favorite parts of the dinner!
My guy ordered a carrot-ginger soup to start. Of course, they had an olive oil tasting, served with fresh focaccia, perfect for dipping. 🙂 Yum!
We were seated in the patio area, and this fireplace was kept us nice and toasty!
Back to the food! For dinner, we ordered all kinds of entrees. The cioppino was very good. 🙂
I ordered the Fettucini Shrimp Mascarpone to satisfy my pasta craving. The pasta was a bit overcooked, but the shrimp was fantastic! I could always do with more cherry tomatoes, too. 🙂
The birthday boy ordered a Filet Mignon, of course!
Now, I insisted that we get dessert because I remembered how fantastic the desserts were. It was a long dinner (running on three hours), but it was a birthday celebration!
Everyone was happy when the Dessert Crostini arrived! It is made with Amarena cherry, mascarpone, pistachio shortbread, and micro-basil. I could eat this every day and never grow tired of it. 🙂
The other dessert was the Crème Brûlée cheesecake with caramelized white peaches. I can’t even explain how delicious the cheesecake was, but you can imagine from the picture and description alone!
After dinner, I was pretty full, so we took one last turn around the restaurant just to see more of the beautiful design.
Look at the size of that sectional!
I do love this restaurant, but I think that the L.A. location is just a smidge better. Perhaps it is growing pains, and I hope that the food quality and service eventually catches up. In any case, it is a fantastic restaurant with beautiful food and surroundings. All-in-all, a great birthday for my man!
Fig & Olive – Newport Beach
151 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660