Restaurant Week Review: Olive Beach

My fav girls in town and I hopped in at Olive beach on a Monday morning to have a super lazy lunch. Restaurant week is on these days and we just love the concept. INR 750 per person without taxes for a stunning menu and the chance to chit chat with Manu Chandra made it a steal deal. We were really happy to notice that vegetarians are very well taken care of. Lip smacking stuff. Here is all that we all ate :) We is this- I love this picture of us. Taken my Monika’s husband N on Onam where she cooked up a storm and we all looked beautiful <3

Swati aka Chatkhor, Monika aka Sin-a-mon and Me <3 Picture credit Monika Manchanda

Swati aka Chatkhor, Monika aka Sin-a-mon and Me

Swati and Monika have become a life line I rush to and oh I so love them <3

So lets get back to all the lovely food.

Virgin Sangria

Virgin Sangria

This one is a workday fix. Excellent combination of grape juice, olives, apples and kiwi.

Bread platter with herb butter and olives

Bread platter with herb butter and olives

Aah the beautiful olive bread, whole wheat bread, focaccia and lavash.


Potato and Cream Cheese Chowder

Potato and Cream Cheese Chowder

This was such a hearty soup. Cooked with so much love and care. We loved it.It has sauteed bacon, scallion, carrots and sweet corn

Wild Green Filo Pie

Wild Green Filo Pie

Ohhh the traditional greens get a great packaging and super kick ass style. The red onion salad on top was like sealing the deal. Slurrppppp

Spinach, mustard, amarnath and radish leaves dauted with garlic, almonds and feta wrapped in filo and baked. Served with tomato and onion salad.

Smoked Chicken Salad

Smoked Chicken Salad

Least favorite but I am not complaining.

With apple straws, pomegranate, walnuts in a hummus yogurt dressing


Gnocchi Alla Romana

Gnocchi Alla Romana

More traditional form the Gnocchi where it is baked and finished with a sauce and veggies. Stunner

with grilled asparagus, caramelized mushrooms and artichoke.

Crusted Sea Bass

Crusted Sea Bass

I came to know that the crust was to die for and so was the fish. Since I dont eat it, I dont have much to add :)

Parmesan crusted baked fish with duxelle and sauce romesco.

Goat Cheese Risotto

Goat Cheese Risotto

Ohhh so creamy, ohh so perfect. I was in love with the Risotto.

with white wine soaked pearl onions, green peas and fondant potato

Bestest part now :D The dessert *drum roll please*

Warm Apple tart

Warm Apple tart

Ohhhh the beautiful tart with a very subtle seasoned apple with cream cheese mousse and the praline Ice cream. We were fighting for it :D Slurrppp

Green Apple jam, candied apples, cream cheese mousse, Praline ice cream

Brioche Almond Pudding

Brioche Almond Pudding

The warmth of the pudding and the frangipane are a marriage made in heaven. Such a delight was this one too.

Frangipane, cherry compote and vanilla gelati

Lemon Mousse

Lemon Mousse

I love lemon but daymn this was so damn tart. The lemon sable and ice cream were to die for nontheless :)

Warm citrus cake, vanilla sauce and lemon sable

So did you block a restaurant for this year’s Restaurant week?
Do it now. :)

16, Wood Street, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka, 560025ย ย Wood St, Ashok Nagar, Bangalore, Karnataka 560025


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  1. Anon · September 25, 2013

    less words, more pictures – not worth the trouble if you ask me. And don’t take this wrong – but a vegetarian posting photos about non-veg food and have nothing to say : is just wrong

    • pinksocks · September 25, 2013

      Thanks for the comment.
      To each his own I guess. :)

    • pinksocks · September 25, 2013

      On second thoughts, I must add the description at least :)

  2. monikamanchanda · September 25, 2013

    Loads of hugs and love

  3. Vijaya · September 25, 2013

    After a long long time I am pleasantly surprised to see BHARATEEYA women wearing bindis & sarees as it should be!!!Beautiful picture of ‘Durga,Lakshmi & Saraswati’ together.
    Tradition is something so very deep connecting us to our very being.

  4. Rajani · September 25, 2013

    Loved your picture…You gals look great :-)…And thanks to this post, I checked out Monika’s Onam feast and it was so great!!

  5. A.H. · September 25, 2013

    Love Olive Beach! Missed going to Restaurant Week this year, though :( Hope there is another soon!

    • pinksocks · September 25, 2013

      As far as I hear from my sources, this was the last time Olive beach is participating [if the INR 750 prevails]. :(

      • A.H. · September 25, 2013

        Oh man! Rs 750 at Olive Beach was really a steal!

  6. Holistic Wayfarer · September 25, 2013

    What a fun site. You absolutely look like you’re enjoying life. Thank you for the like on the OM interview. I’d love the input: did you come over from his blog or off the Reader? He and I have been struggling with technical connectivity issues and we’re trying to figure things out. Thanks.

    • pinksocks · September 25, 2013

      it was the reader for me :)

  7. Holistic Wayfarer · September 25, 2013

    And thank you for the follow.

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