Went to Olica for lunch yesterday. I've been there before but not recently and the menu had changed significantly. They had a prix-fixe that was about $30 i think but all the options on it seemed very heavy for a summer lunch. My two collegues and i each opted for the appetizer sampler platter ($22) and it was delicious. It comes on four small plates arranged on a larger platter.
I went for the lobster gazpatcho first, its served in a shot glass with a basil puree type of thing on top that was supposed to be mixed in. The soup was very light with a good amount of lobster meat, the flavors were very clear - you could subtly taste tomato, corn and definitely lobster.
Next I went for the scrambled eggs with caviar - the egg was scrambled and put back in its shell and topped with caviar - YUM! The eggs were cooked perfectly in the french style. This was my favorite part. Next I tried the tuna tartare - fairly generic version but always a favorite of mine, i especially liked the way they brought out the sesame flavor.
The last thing was a slice of foie gras served with a chutney and toast. Fairly simple, but still good. Each portion was fairly small but it was still very filling. We ended up sharing an apple tart with vanilla bean ice cream for dessert - light and delicous. They split it up for us three ways.
I really like Olica and i think the sampler platter is a great deal. The place is very open and pretty.
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