Oleana - in a word wonderful
I have always heard amazing things about Oleana but had never had the chance to go - until this past Friday night. We sat outside on the heated patio enjoying the last of the warm weather, but had a hard time reading our menus and the entire patio gave a universal "Ahhhh" when they turned the lights up. Began with the bean and walnut pate - a great pret a manger and then on to the carrot soup, which was poured over the goat cheese fritter "a la minute". We then had a mid course of the toasted vermicelli, which given it's complex flavors of bitter greens, vanilla, saffron and orange aoli was a little more challenging. For my main course I had the flattened chicken breast and turkish cheese pancake, which was a sizeable portion and I am still enjoying it in sandwiches days later. The dessert was excellent, I had the frozen hazelnut souffle with chocolate hazelnut tart and a strong chocolate sorbet which paired nicely with the creamy souffle. The service was impeccable, our server was knowledgeable about each of the dishes and wines - gave great recommendations - and was overall friendly without pulling up a chair to the table. Would definitely go again.