Ivy League

A multi-tasking marvel

From the lunch menu, the Greek salad was a new spin on an old standby: tiny leaves of watercress, ripe heirloom tomatoes, chopped Kalamata olives, and chunks of feta tossed with lemon juice and olive oil. The pulled pork sandwich was joyfully messy to eat, served on a homemade bun with caramelized onions and honey mustard sauce. And I loved the sweet potato agnolotti (misspelled on the menu as "angolotti" — d'oh!), pocket pasta topped with Savoy cabbage and bacon. Its combination of velvety filling, Mandarin glaze, and bacon jus was absolutely seductive.

As for brunch, I got a nicely prepared omelet filled with mushrooms, Gruyère, and roasted garlic. Served with truffled arugula salad and herb-roasted potatoes, it was filling. But I was so jealous of my dining companion, who ordered the thick, sugary Saigon cinnamon French toast. It was served atop a drizzle of blueberry marmalade, with sides of syrup and whipped crème fraîche that tasted like cheesecake. The combination of flavors and textures was completely over the top.

Get 'em while they're hot: Executive chef Brendan Sodikoff shows off some flatbreads, along with a trio of chocolate desserts.
Jackie Mercandetti
Get 'em while they're hot: Executive chef Brendan Sodikoff shows off some flatbreads, along with a trio of chocolate desserts.

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Olive & Ivy Restaurant & Marketplace

7135 E. Camelback Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Category: Restaurant > American

Region: Central Scottsdale

Details

Greek salad: $9

Basil pesto flatbread: $12

Pork sandwich: $11

Painted Lamb: $28

7135 East Camelback Road, Suite 195, Scottsdale, 480-751-2200, »web link.
Call or go online for restaurant, bar and market hours.

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At that point, I didn't expect anything less from Olive & Ivy.

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