This visit was a part of our recent food tour of Newport Beach restaurants hosted by our friends at Visit Newport Beach. There were some figs, olives, oysters and a whole lotta happy that hour.
Those following my “Best of…” round-ups on CBS LA know how much I love FIG & OLIVE. To some, it might even come as a shock to you that I had never been to F&O for happy hour. During a recent Newport Beach staycation, we had the opportunity to experience a few Fashion Island restaurants and I was thrilled when I saw this Orange County favorite on the list.
Located across from the Island Hotel Newport Beach, FIG & OLIVE is the perfect place to enjoy delicious small plates in the lounge or bar area. They recently introduced a new Aperitivo menu offering FIG & OLIVE Tasting Plates and signature cocktails between 4pm – 7pm. Especially, if you are looking just to stop by and regroup during a shopping trip to Fashion Island, or quick drink with a friend, you cannot beat the atmosphere and vibe of FIG & OLIVE.
For those with small children interested in dining during lunch or dinner, currently, they do not offer a kid’s menu; however JetSet Tot was quite pleased with the items on the regular menu, especially the crostinis. This time she opted for a half-dozen of assorted oysters, raspberry mojito mocktail and shared the FIG & OLIVE Italian Tasting Plate with us. JetSet Hubs and I enjoyed the Piscine and Fig & Walnut Julep which we both loved.
Italian Tasting Plate
Gorgonzola cheese : Mixed olives : Artichoke marinade : Mushroom, artichoke, parmesan crostini
From South of France
Sparkling wine served on ice with fresh strawberries
Fig & Walnut Julep
Bourbon, St. Germain, Port, muddled black mission figs, mint + fresh citrus garnish with shaved walnuts
FIG & OLIVE | 151 Newport Center Drive – Newport Beach, CA | (949) 877-3005
Photo credits: Nicole Standley
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