It’s left you feeling hungry for some international glamour and travel.
Or maybe just hungry.
Well, here’s the solution either way: Fig & Olive, a multistory love note to Mediterranean wonders like good olive oil, paella and a damn fine martini, opening Saturday in the Gold Coast.
It all begins when you take the elevator to the second floor. The doors will open. You’ll immediately see a big marble bar where a Piscine (that South of France sparkling wine classic cocktail) will be eagerly awaiting your arrival. Also waiting: a crostini bar with all those manchego-and-fig toppings and olives you asked for.
But as nice as the surroundings are—soft couches, big tables and the feeling that you just won a Palme d’Or—you’ll probably like it upstairs more.
The third floor’s atrium ceiling and outdoor terrace demand an evening of champagne and rosemary lamb chops, which arrive in a glass dome filled with smoke. The executive chef once cooked for Julio Iglesias, so it should be good.
You know how Julio loves his smoky rosemary lamb chops.