The opening of Fig & Olive Chicago is getting closer—it's planned for late June—but what will it look like? The renderings reveal olive trees in the middle of a bar, shelves housing oils and other retail items, a third-floor outdoor space, and multiple seating levels on three floors.
An iron and glass gate will be the entrance to a vestibule on the first floor. Expect a marble 30-seat bar (with olive trees) below skylights in the middle of the 70-seat second-floor lounge, dining, and retail area. The third floor, in addition to the outdoor space, will also house the 150-seat main dining room. An elevator and stairs will connect all three levels.
The Mediterranean concept centers around olive oil so expect fish, vegetable, and pasta dishes, as well as small plates and charcuterie from chef Pascal Lorange after an initial olive oil tasting course. It will be the first Fig & Olive off the coasts; others exist in New York City and Southern California. Representatives hope this one opens to the public in late June, barring delays.
· Coming Attractions [-ECHI-]
· Fig & Olive [Official Site]