Fig & Olive Launches a $28 Pre-Fixe Lunch

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The 2011 Collection Photo: Fig & Olive

After serving a $17,900 meal to a room full of wealthy burros this past Monday, Fig & Olive has a little economic stimulus for the rest of us. The Melrose Place Italian, which doesn't cook with butter or cream and is releasing its 2011 collection of primo olive oils tomorrow, has a new pre-fixe lunch priced at $28. With a variety of choices over two courses (as well as coffee and biscotti), like chilled avocado soup and Mediterranean chicken samosas as starters, and entrees like penne funghi tartufo or grilled steak skewers with cous cous, it may not be presidential, but it could help keep you out of debt. See Fig & Olive's full $28 lunch pre-fixe below.

FIG & OLIVE
PRIX-FIXE LUNCH $28

1st Course

CUCUMBER SOUP
Chilled cucumber soup, mint, lemon, orange, pink peppercorn

GAZPACHO DE ANDALUCIA
Chilled soup of tomato, bell pepper, cucumber, onion, basil, pine nuts

AVOCADO SOUP
Chilled soup of avocado, lime, coconut, Tabasco, scallion

MEDITERRANEAN CHICKEN SAMOSA
Chicken, cilantro, Greek yogurt, bell peppers, scallion, Harissa Olive Oil

SESAME TUNA TARTAR
Chive, Shallot, Cucumber

ZUCCHINI CARPACCIO
Zucchini finished with olive oil, lemon pine nut, parmesan, Picholine Olive Oil

2nd Course

FIG & OLIVE SALAD
Romaine hearts, mesclun, fig, apple, manchego, dolce gorgonzola, tomato, walnut, olive, scallion, 18 year old fig balsamic Arbequina Olive Oil

PENNE FUNGHI TARTUFO
Cremini mushroom, black trumpet, parmesan, parsley, scallion, White Truffle Olive Oil
Add grilled chicken for $5

POULET AUX LEGUMES DE PROVENCE
Free range organic chicken breast, grilled zucchini, eggplant, heirloom tomato, cipollini onion, roasted fig, parmesan polenta, marinated red bell pepper, Mission Olive Oil

GRILLED STEAK SKEWERS & COUSCOUS
Grilled steak on rosemary skewers, bell pepper, Greek yogurt, honey couscous with fig, red onion, scallion, tomato, Koroneiki Olive Oil

Dessert
COFFEE or TEA served with BISCOTTI