FIG & OLIVE and the Irvine Company today announced a lease agreement that brings FIG & OLIVE to Fashion Island. With restaurants in New York and West Hollywood, FIG & OLIVE’s presence in Orange County will be exclusive to Fashion Island.
Scheduled to open in 2013, executive chef Pascal Lorange – who began his training at a young age with three-star Michelin Chef Georges Blanc in Vonnas, France– will introduce a menu of refined elegance with classic flavors and the highest quality of ingredients inspired by the Riviera and coastal regions of the Mediterranean. Just look at the photograph above.
Fashion Island will be FIG & OLIVE’s sixth location nationwide. The industrially chic French Riviera-inspired eatery boasts five big-city locations, including three restaurants in New York City’s trendiest neighborhoods – the Meatpacking District, Uptown, and Fifth Avenue– one location in Westchester, NY and a sophisticated West Coast flagship location situated on Melrose Place, which opened in March 2011. The wildly popular NYC and West Hollywood locations have attracted high-profile guests including President Obama, Heidi Klum, Reese Witherspoon, Mila Kunis, Leonardo DiCaprio, Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Depp, John Krasinski, and David Beckham to name a select few.
FIG & OLIVE will be located on the South side of the Center in a new standalone structure. FIG & OLIVE’s elegant and warm design, with limestone stucco walls, terracotta ceiling, and green rosemary and olive trees will exude the essence of the French Riviera and compliment Fashion Island’s fresh Mediterranean look.
“FIG & OLIVE’s crisp and unique menu and ambiance will continue to transform Fashion Island as a premier destination for unique culinary experiences,” said Dan Sheridan, President of Irvine Company Retail Properties.
I am counting the days,