May 03, 2013

The Olive Cafe and Wine Bar - An Epicurean Emporium Devoted to Taste

If you live in Wilmington and are wondering what you are going to do this weekend, wonder no more.  I've got you covered. 
You will be dining al fresco at The Olive Café and Wine Bar at the Forum Shopping Center on Military Cutoff Road. 
Now I can't speak personally for the lunch and dinner offerings, but the menu looks To. Die. For.  I am going back as soon as I can get a dinner date.
I can, however, speak for the brunch menu.
I went there last weekend with my sister and mom and we had a splendid meal.  At first glance I was worried, because the brunch menu is semi-limited.  There were only 8 menu items to choose from.  I'm not really a brunch or breakfast gal so I wasn't sure how it was going to play out.
Well, it turns out, when everything on the menu is phenomenal you only need 8 choices.  Here's what we got:
Croque Madam for my sister:
Ham and Gruyere on an English Muffin, topped with Egg and Mornay Sauce
Prosciutto Egg Cups with Cheese for Me:
Self explanatory and divine!  So salty and good.
Quiche of the Day for Mom:
I believe this was broccoli, Gruyere, and ham.  T'was delicious.
I would go here again and again and again.  I even got a frou frou latte drink just because the whole experience was so gourmet and special. 
Who wants to join me for lunch or dinner here soon!?  The menu, found here, has a whole section devoted to "Cheese Toasties".  If that doesn't intrigue and excite you, I don't know what will.
They also have a wonderful Olive Oil and Vinegar bar next door called Taste the Olive.  If places like this are thriving, you have to believe the economy is on the mend.  It sells everything you never knew you had to have and has perfect gifts for the lady that loves to cook.  I love it!


  1. I'll go! I love brunch, lunch, dinner, snacks, cheese toasties, olives, olive oil, wine, lattes...

  2. Ha best and most enthusiastic comment ever! Let's do it!