Greg Morris Opening Olive Kitchen at The Grafton on June 1st

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Greg Morris, the owner behind The Belmont, Oak Fire Pizzeria, Spanish Kitchen, and Oaks Gourmet, is opening The Olive Kitchen and Bar next Tuesday at The Grafton Hotel on Sunset Blvd. The hook here is a menu supposedly well-suited to the fact that everyone has become a lot broker since the hotel first opened, with casual fine-dining "at a reasonable price," according to a press release. The food is fresh produce-driven Italian with California flavor in plates like grilled prawns wrapped in pancetta, Tuscan ribeye with truffle butter, sole picatta, and baked lasagna bolognese made-to-order for dinner, as well as pizzas, salads, and antipasti. There will be breakfast service with Meyer lemon ricotta crepes and panini for lunch alongside brick-roasted chicken in grappa rosemary jus. The exact costs are still being determined, we're told, but in the meantime, we have the full lunch, dinner, and drinks menus below to get you started. Bon appetito!

The Olive Kitchen & Bar, opening June 1st at 8462 Sunset Blvd. West Hollywood

The Olive Kitchen's Menu

Breakfast Menu

PLATES

MEYER LEMON RICOTTA CREPES
filled with a meyer lemon, ricotta and mascarpone creme topped with a berry compote

TWO-EGG BREAKFAST
two eggs, house potatoes, seasonal fruit, choice of bacon or fennel sausage

EGGS EMILIANO
toasted artisan rye bread, braised beef short ribs and 2 fried eggs in a rich pan gravy, house potatoes

EGGS FLORENTINE
toasted ciabatta with sauteed spinach, poached eggs, mushroom-besciamella sauce, house potatoes

SUNSET BREAKFAST
meyer lemon, ricotta, mascarpone creme, fresh fruit, honey almond muesli

FRENCH TOAST
cinnamon white raisin bread, homemade fruit syrup and berries

FRIED EGG SANDWICH
2 fried eggs, bacon, cheddar cheese on a croissant

FRITTATAS
egg whites only add

GARDEN
asparagus tips, spinach, caramelized onions, cherry tomatoes, shaved parmesan

CAPRESE
slow roasted plum tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil

SICILIAN
fennel sausage, fire-roasted bell peppers, caramelized onion, wild mushrooms, sun-dried tomato
pesto rosso

TUSCAN
herb-roasted chicken, pancetta, caramelized onions, wild mushrooms, crumbled gorgonzola cheese

CAPRI
blue crab, mozzarella cheese, asparagus tips, cherry tomatoes

SIDES
BACON (3)
FENNEL SAUSAGE PATTIES (2)
HOUSE POTATOES
CHOICE OF TOAST
ciabatta, brioche, fennel-rye, cinnamon raisin, cornetti (croissant)
FRESH SEASONAL FRUIT

LUNCH DINNER

INSALATE / SALAD

PANZANELLA spring mix, arugula, shaved onion, basil, mint, grape tomatoes, dry-cured olives, shaved parmesan
butter-toasted brioche croutons, white balsamic vinaigrette

CAESAR
romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, homemade caesar dressing, garlic cheese ciabatta
add chicken, add steak

TRITARE
herb chicken, sopressata, romaine, grape tomatoes, cannellini beans, smoked mozzarella, green olives, cherry peppers, citrus thyme vinaigrette

ROASTED BEET AND BURRATA
roasted beets, burrata cheese, horseradish, sicilian pistachios, ginger marshmallow with a red beet and sherry puree

SPINACH AND MUSHROOM
baby spinach, fried shallots, wild mushrooms, crispy pancetta, egg, warm goat cheese
and sambuca vinaigrette

ENDIVE, PEAR AND GORGONZOLA
endive, poached pears, toasted almonds, fried gorgonzola, fresh greens, spiced cherry vinaigrette

PANINIS
served with garlic fries or side salad

HERBED CHICKEN AND MOZZARELLA
grilled herbed chicken, buffalo mozzarella, heirloom tomatoes, red onion, sun-dried tomato pesto rosso

SAUSAGE, ONION AND PEPPERS
grilled fennel sausage, roasted bell peppers, caramelized red onions, homemade marinara

CLASSICO
prosciutto di parma, sopressata, coppa, smoked mozzarella, roasted peppers, mixed greens, pickled onions

PRIMAVERA
grilled onions, zucchini, peppers, eggplant, tomato, herbed goat cheese, house citrus thyme vinaigrette

BISTECCA MILANESE
pounded and breaded steak, mozzarella, grilled onions, spicy garlic aioli

ANTIPASTI / APPETIZERS

SALUMI E FORMAGGI
cured meats and cheeses - spiced nuts, olives, fig mustard condimento, fennel salted flatbread

WRAPPED PANCETTA PRAWNS
gorgonzola dolce cheese polenta, fig vin cotto, lemon oil

CARCIOFO CRUDO
shaved baby artichokes, olive oil, lemon juice, shaved parmesan cheese

FRITTO MISTO
calamari, scallops, shrimp, zucchini, cipollini onions, marinara diavolo and roasted garlic aioli

ARANCINI
arborio rice balls, artichoke, sun-dried tomato, wild mushrooms, shaved asiago, white truffle oil

PARMESAN EGGPLANT INVOLTINE
smoked mozzarella, marinara, shaved parmesan cheese

CAPRESE RUSTICA
ciabatta, slow roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, walnut basil pesto, pecorino, fennel pollen, lemon zest

MEATBALLS PUTTANESCA
stuffed with garlic olive, puttanesca sauce

PIZZAS

MARGHERITA
mozzarella cheese, basil, marinara

FENNEL SAUSAGE AND CARAMELIZED ONIONS
roasted peppers, shredded mozzarella, parmesan, marinara diavolo

PROSCUITTO AND ARUGULA

PEPPERONI AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE

ITALIAN WHITE
mozzarella cheese, confit garlic, sliced potato, rosemary, oregano, besciamella sauce

CHICKEN PESTO
roasted chicken, mozzarella, caramelized onions, garlic, sun-dried tomato pesto rosso

CONTADINO
mushrooms, onions, slow roasted tomatoes, asparagus, olives, spinach, mozzarella cheese, marinara

PRIMI / MAIN

LINGUINI AND CLAMS
olive oil, fresh herbs, dry white wine, shallots, garlic

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE
lobster, sweet english peas, pancetta, parmesan, fresh parsley, besciamella sauce

CRISPY BRICK ROASTED CHICKEN
half boneless marinated chicken, grappa rosemary jus, grilled asparagus, creamy polenta

BISTECCA AL COTTO
marinated and grilled skirt steak, shallot butter, garlic fries

BAKED LASAGNA BOLOGNESE
made to order - mozzarella, besciamella, bolognese meat sauce

SOLE PICCATA
lemon zest, capers, parsley butter sauce, toasted fregola

SCALLOP AND ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
scallops, grilled asparagus risotto, citrus oil

VEAL MILANESE
veal chop, roasted warm potato salad, fresh greens

DINNER MENU

ANTIPASTI / APPETIZERS

SALUMI E FORMAGGI
cured meats and cheese - spiced nuts, olives, fig mustard condimento
fennel salted flatbread

WRAPPED PANCETTA PRAWNS
gorgonzola dolce cheese polenta, fig vin cotto, lemon oil

CARCIOFI CRUDO
shaved baby artichokes, olive oil, lemon juice, shaved parmesan

FRITTO MISTO
calamari, scallops, shrimp, zucchini, cipollini onions, marinara diavolo and
roasted garlic aioli

ARANCINI
arborio rice balls, artichoke, sun-dried tomatoes, wild mushrooms, shaved asiago, white truffle oil

PARMESAN EGGPLANT INVOLTINE
smoked mozzarella, marinara, shaved parmesan cheese

CAPRESE RUSTICA
ciabatta bread, slow roasted tomatoes, buffalo mozzarella, walnut basil pesto
pecorino, fennel pollen, lemon zest

MEATBALLS PUTTANESCA
stuffed with a garlic olive, puttanesca sauce

INSALATE / SALADS

PANZANELLA
spring mix, arugula, shaved onion, basil, mint, grape tomatoes, dry-cured olives
shaved parmesan, butter-toasted brioche croutons, white balsamic vinaigrette

CAESAR
romaine lettuce, shaved parmesan, homemade caesar dressing
garlic cheese ciabatta - add chicken $4, add steak $6

TRITARE
herb chicken, sopressata, romaine, grape tomatoes, cannellini beans
smoked mozzarella, green olives, cherry peppers, citrus thyme vinaigrette

ENDIVE, PEAR AND GORGONZOLA
endive, poached pears, toasted almonds, fried gorgonzola, fresh greens
spiced cherry vinaigrette

SPINACH AND MUSHROOM
baby spinach, fried shallots, wild mushrooms, crispy pancetta, egg
warm goat cheese and sambuca vinaigrette

ROASTED BEET AND BURRATA
roasted beets, burrata cheese, horseradish, sicilian pistachios
ginger marshmallow with a red beet and sherry puree

PIZZAS

MARGHERITA
mozzarella cheese, basil, marinara

PROSCUITTO AND ARUGULA

ITALIAN WHITE
mozzarella, confit garlic, sliced potato, rosemary, oregano, besciamella sauce

CONTADINO
mushrooms, onions, slow roasted tomatoes, asparagus, olives, spinach
mozzarella, marinara

FENNEL SAUSAGE AND CARAMALIZED ONIONS
roasted peppers, shredded mozzarella, parmesan, marinara diavolo

PEPPERONI AND MOZZARELLA CHEESE

CHICKEN PESTO
roasted chicken, mozzarella, caramelized onions, garlic, sun-dried tomato
pesto rosso

PRIMI / MAINS

LINGUINI AND CLAMS
olive oil, fresh herbs, dry white wine, shallots, garlic

LOBSTER MACARONI AND CHEESE
lobster, sweet english peas, pancetta, parmesan, fresh parsley, besciamella sauce

CRISPY BRICK ROASTED CHICKEN
half boneless marinated chicken, grappa rosemary jus, grilled asparagus
creamy polenta

BISTECCA AL COTTO
marinated and grilled skirt steak, shallot butter, garlic fries

BAKED LASAGNA BOLOGNESE
made to order - mozzarella, besciamella, bolognese meat sauce

SOLE PICCATA
lemon zest, capers, parsley butter sauce, toasted fregola

SCALLOP AND ASPARAGUS RISOTTO
scallops, grilled asparagus risotto, citrus oil

ROASTED BEET RAVIOLI
slow roasted beets, ricotta, goat cheese reduction, balsalmic

VEAL MILANESE
veal chop, roasted warm potato salad, fresh greens

SHORT RIB AGNOLOTTI
slow braised short ribs, super tuscan wine sauce

CIOPPINO
clams, mussels, prawns, scallops, calamari, sole, king crab, spicy white wine
and tomato broth

TUSCAN STEAK
usda prime bone-in ribeye, truffle butter, slow roasted tomatoes, gorgonzola fregola

SIDES
creamy polenta, gorgonzola fregola, warm roasted potato salad, grilled asparagus $8
garlic fries, grilled vegetables, sauteed wild mushrooms, side salad, side pasta

COCKTAILS

THE CLASSIC OLIVE
ultimat vodka shaken or stirred served with a garlic stuffed olive

STRAWBERRY MARTINI
finlandia vodka, fresh strawberries, basil,fresh sour, float of grand marnier

THE BELLINI
st. germaine, prosecco, peach puree

LEMONCELLO LEMON DROP
absolut citron vodka, lemoncello, simple syrup, sugar rim

WATERMELON MARGARITA
antiguo blanco tequila, fresh watermelon, cointreau, lime, fennel
salt rim

BASIL OLD-FASHIONED
woodford reserve bourbon, fresh basil, lemon juice, honey, fernet
orange peel

TUSCAN NOCHE
herradura blanco tequila, fresh sour basil, grapes, granna

CUCUMBER GIMLET
bombay sapphire gin, cucumber, fresh lime, touch of simple syrup

LA DOLCE VITA
grey goose pear vodka, galliano, fresh sage, ruby red grapefruit,garnished with a sage leaf

THE RIVIERA
gentleman’s jack bourbon, fresh sour fresh blackberries, topped with ginger
beer

THE CAPRESE BLOODY MARY
three olives naked vodka garnished with mini caprese + tomato, drizzle
of fig + balsamic reduction

S P A R K L I N G

CAVA SEGURA VIUDAS BRUT RESERVA NV
catalonia, northeast spain

PROSECCO LA MARCA DI CONEGLIANO
valdobbiadene, northern italy

PIPER SONOMA NV BLANC DE BLANC
sonoma california

VEUVE CLICQUOT YELLOW LABEL

MOET & CHANDON “DOM PERIGNON”
CHAMPAGNE 2000

R E D

CABERNET SAUVIGNON, JEKEL 2007
central coast, california

PINOT NOIR, POPPY 2008
monterey, california

SUPER TOSCANA BANFI “CENTINE”, 2007
tuscany, central italy

CHIANTI, TOSCOLO DOCG 2008
tuscany, central italy

SYRAH, SNOQUALMIE 2007
washington state

MALBEC, DURIGUTTI 2008
mendoza, argentina

NERO D’AVOLA, “ROSSOJBLEO” GULFI 2008
sicily, italy

MERLOT, BURGESS 2006
napa valley, california

BAROLO, CERETTO ZONCHERA 2004
piemonte, italy

W H I T E

CHARDONNAY, RUFFINO LIBAIO 2007
tuscany, central italy

SAUVIGNON BLANC, CUPCAKE
central coast, california

VERMENTINO, ARGIOLAS COSTAMOLINO 2008
sardinia, italy

PINOT GRIGIO, SANTA MARGHERITA 2008
trentino-alto adige, northern italy

RIESLING, CLEAN SLATE 2008
mosel, germany

CHARDONNAY, DAVIS BYNUM 2007
russian river, california

SOAVE, PIEROPAN 2008
soave, northeast italy