A Canadian Foodie Meets Todd English in Boston at Olives!
Lauren was arriving just as I sat down so I took some photos of her just so I could catch him floating around in the background. “Mom!”Â Isn’t she cute? The restaurant was fairly empty as we booked at 6 pm on a Monday evening as we were meeting Lauren’s friend at Finale’s later. When we left, it was a full house.
Then, the oven roasted octopus and squid arrived. We did not expect this soupy presentation, but it was brilliant. The smokey charred flavour could only be created from the wood buring fire in the back of the kitchen and the broth and tidbits swimming in it were absolutely sumptuous. I have never been to a restaurant where I wasn’t confident that I could go home and prepare the same meal. Here, I was clearly out of my element, and the mystery and intrigue were compelling. My husband ordered this dish.
Lauren got the Caesar Salad even though I tried to encourage her toÂ order something else – anything else. What can be exciting about a Caesar? But, the salad had salty anchovies hidden within it and grilled radichio accompanied with an oven roasted tomato on it , all of which did add interest. I am not sure why it is on the menu, though. Everything else was completley unique. Maybe for the Lauren’s in the world.
T.R. C. says
Valerie, it’s 9:30 a.m. and after reading your blog, all I want to do is eat. Preferably at Todd English’s restaurant. London is a bit far, but Vegas is only a short plane ride away. Yes…I think a trip to Vegas just might be the ticket! Looks like you guys had a blast and what a treat to get to meet T.E. himself. Good for you! Twyla
this was such a wonderful dinner. thank you for including me. i could definitely go back here. and lucky for you to have met the real live todd english. awesome!
oh and SUCH a good picture of you two! xo
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Valerie Lugonja says
I have sent Vanja your information, Adem, and he will be emailing you right away.
Valerie Lugonja says
Vanja sent you a message, but you have not answered him yet. Check your spam.