What more fitting name than Restaurant L’Olivier whose chef loves what he does and is committed to the tradition of excellence in food and hospitality.
THE PHILOSOPHY OF OUR FOOD
L’Olivier means “The Olive Tree,” in French. The Olive Tree is a sacred Tree, symbol of Peace, Abundance, and Prosperity, and we hope that your experience follows our name. With each hand-crafted dish, you will taste the abundance of delicious flavors, you find peace with each glass of our specialty wines. You will leave with prosperous memories.
Enjoy our fresh Farm to Table delights, our home-grown herbs, and our house harvested honey. We have herb beds which produce cilantro, rosemary, thyme, basil and other herbs we use. We are proud to have our own bee hives from which we harvest honey and cook with. Some of the items we have delivered from our Farms to Table partners are goat cheese, mushrooms, kale, squash blossom, squash, arugula, greens, cherry tomatoes, carrots, shallots, garlic, beets, eggplants, apples, peaches and melons, cherries, just to name a few. We work closely with many small local farms.
The history of French cuisine dates back to the middle ages, where meals were determined by the season and what food was available and abundant. The cuisine was influenced by herbs and flavorings brought by traders from as close as Spain and Italy and as far away as Southeast Asia, India, China, Africa and, ultimately, the Americas. Chefs blended these “new” flavors into their traditional recipes with subtlety and finesse, from daily fare to Haute Cuisine.
Chef Xavier is dedicated to continuing this French tradition by incorporating the best flavors from New Mexico and the Southwest into every meal!
Our Location, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Restaurant L'Olivier is located in downtown, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 2 blocks south of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza, surrounded many famous monuments and places.
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