Monday, December 20, 2010
Day 50: Olive Marketplace & Cafe
The Olive Marketplace & Cafe is located on Main Street in the heart of downtown Walla Walla. This popular marketplace and café offers an exciting food experience for dining in or cooking at home. The café serves quiche, pastries and fruit for breakfast, salads, sandwiches, and pizza at lunch time and pasta, salads, pizza, and pasta for dinner. Some of the favorites among the diners are listed below:
Slow Roasted Pork Sandwich-slow roasted pork shoulder, sweet mustard sauce, balsamic charred sweet onions, melted fontina cheese, on toasted ciabatta,
Turkey Sandwich- brine and roasted turkey, cream cheese, cranberry sauce, melted brie cheese, on sliced rustic wheat bread.
Roasted Winter Squash flat bread pizza- sage brown butter, maple roasted squash, toasted hazelnuts, chevre.
Chanterelle flat bread pizza- fresh chanterelles, brie, rosemary, truffle oil.
The café also offers coffees, teas, sodas, beer and wine. Outdoor dining plus two levels of indoor dining and some comfortable leather sofas make the café a pleasing place to dine.
In the marketplace a patron will find fresh meat and seafood, house-made pastas and sauces, cured-meats and sausages, and an assortment of fresh-baked breads and pastries. A rotating selection of wine, dry goods, and culinary merchandise rounds out the Olive's unique marketplace offerings.
The Olive is open 7 days a week, 7am-9pm Friday and Saturday, 8am -5pm on Sunday, and 7am-9pm Monday-Thursday. Wine tasting events and live music are scheduled through out the year.