Twisted Olive

As if going to lunch wasn’t enough to satisfy my restaurant week itch, I went to dinner too folks. At a different place. This time it was  Twisted Olive in Bethlehem Pa. I have only been to this spot only once for appetizers and happy hour with my girlfriends last summer, so I was excited to see what the menu packed this time around.

To my surprise, the menu sounded delicious. Here’s the dinner menu. $35 for 4 courses, to good to be true.

I chose the short rib ravioli. So yummy! The sweet pork with sweet onions gave it a savory yet sweet taste with a nice noodle that held its own with every bite. 


Short Rib Ravioli

For my entree, I stuck to my pork loving roots and ordered the pork mignon wrapped in bacon with a tangy chili maple glaze, a side of bok Choy (one of my fav things ever) and mashed potatoes. The pork was tender and juicy and full of flavor with the bacon and chili maple glaze. The steamed bok Choy had very little flavor but was nice and subtle for the flavorful pork. And the mashed potatoes was mashed potatoes! Nothing crazy.

I was joined by the lovely J who you will eventually learn more about but for now, let’s stick to the food. He ordered the twisted blue brisket as an appetizer. Brisket served over garlic bread with a blue cheese dressing. Very YUM

For an entree, he orders the skirt steak with Spanish rice. The thin skirt steak had mindfully been marinated because it was tender and full of serious flavor. The herbaceous chimichurri gave it the light earthy taste it needed and the Spanish rice was everything I hoped it would be with diced onions and Spanish spices. The veggie was asparagus which was firm and vibrant in color and the perfect fresh bite to accompany the meaty steak.

An overall delicious spot great for a date night. Not ideal if you want a 10-15 dollar meal but ideal if you want a delicious meal for 10 bucks more. Will be back soon! 
For dessert, tiramisu! That’s all folks. 



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