Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Mediterranean Flavors: Lunch at Black Olive Cerveceria

Here's one more reason to check out the new Capitol Commons...

After trying Black Olive Cerveceria's "small plates" with a few rounds of premium imported beers (see my previous post here at http://dude4food.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-cold-beer-and-small-plates-at-black.html), it was time to try the signature mains... 

Chef Carlo Miguel's newest concept offers the best of Mediterranean flavors, drawing inspiration from classic Italian, Spanish and Greek cuisine. At Black Olive, all these classic flavors converge, from their "small plates" to signature mains. Black Olive's Brick Oven Pizza, a thin and crispy crust topped with Prosciutto de parma, fresh arugula, tomato and mozzarella (P 495). Simple, rustic with bold flavors on a perfectly crisp crust. 

Stracchi Pasta with Lamb, Black Olive, and Sage Ragu (P 430), a hearty pasta dish with tender lamb punctuated by the sharpness of black olives and a rich sauce, capturing the sunny flavors of the Mediterranean. 

Risotto Verde, a rich green risotto with crispy skin salmon fillet with salmon tartare (P 605). The perfectly seared salmon is moist and juicy, contrasted by the layer of crisp skin and the creamy risotto. The delicate and subtle flavors blend together so well, in one perfectly balanced dish.

Grilled Pork Chop with Balsamic Figs and Mashed Sweet Potato (P 480), tender pork chop topped with a sweet balsamic sauce on a bed of sweet potatoes. The sweetness of the balsamic figs and sweet potatoes pair well with the juicy pork chop for another flavorful combo.

Porchetta with Rosemary Roast Potato and Caponata (P 490), a slab of the juiciest pork belly with a crisp layer of skin on potatoes and vegetables, and a personal favorite. Slow cooked for hours, and one of the best porchettas I've tried so far. 

The richly flavored caponata, made with fresh eggplants and vegetables, complements the porchetta's subtle flavors. And the buttery mashed potatoes complete the dish. Pure pork bliss.

For dessert, Black Olive's got you covered too. Chocolate, Almonds and Raisins Torte with Vanilla Ice Cream (P 200), a perfect ending to any meal at Black Olive Cerveceria. 

The classic Tiramisu (P 230), great with a cup of coffee. Small plates, signature mains and desserts, Chef Carlo Miguel's Black Olive Cerveceria's got you covered. Just one more reason to check out the new Capitol Commons.  

Black Olive Cerveceria is located at Unit R3A & B, Casa Verde Avenue, Capitol Commons, Meralco Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City or call 633-2071 for inquiries or 0917-507-3512 for reservations.

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