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.