Wednesday, December 7, 2011

eats - milo and olive

from the husband/wife team of josh loeb & zoe nathan - owners of rustic canyon, huckleberry and sweet rose creamery - comes their latest creation: milo & olive. dubbed a neighborhood bakery and pizzeria, this intimate (seats 24 max) and bustling spot serves up fresh baked bread, pastries, wood-fired pizzas, salads and small plates and is highlighted by the mugnaini wood burning oven in a beautiful turquoise.

since i had tix to an advance screening of "tinker tailor soldier spy" at 7pm, we dipped in to milo and olive at 5pm for an early dinner. here's what we ordered:

* roasted pumpkin (mcgrath farms) - brown butter, sage, buckwheat honey, black pepper
* acqua pazza - PEI mussels, manila clams, sweet shrimp, white wine, garlic, fresh herbs
* pizza - homemade pork belly sausage, braised greens, tomato, fresh mozzarelly
* sweet cream brioche - took this bad boy home!

the pumpkin was out of this world - warm and sweet goodness that had me recommending the dish to people sitting on both sides of us. the acqua pazza was chock full of delectable seafood with a broth that had me practically bathing in it. and the pizza was pipin' hot perfection; this disappeared in literally minutes.

remnants of the pumpkin

milo and olive
2723 wilshire blvd.
santa monica, CA 90403

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