Wednesday, June 17, 2009

TasteCasting Event At The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe

It's seems like quite awhile since I've been to a TasteCasting event. Last night I enjoyed myself, along with a handful of other TasteCaster members, at The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe in Hilliard, Ohio.

This new restaurant opened just a few weeks ago and features Mediterranean food with strong Greek and Israeli influences.

We sampled so much food, all incredibly delicious!  I did have a couple favorites.  The spicy feta appetizer was incredible.  Served with warm pita bread the feta cheese blended with olive oil, jalapeno peppers, fresh garlic and herbs had a little kick and a lot of flavor.  This is something I will definitely be ordering when I visit again.   I also really enjoyed the gyro meat and cinnamon rice with the gyro sauce.  

All food is made fresh daily and it shows in quality and taste.  We ended our tasting with coffee and baklava.  I've always loved this Greek pastry but never had one with flaky phyllo dough. Very interesting to look at, very good to eat!

Being a new restaurant I also paid attention to their logo.  I liked the simplicity and style, as well as how the olive color background mixed with the black and white fonts.  It definitely says Mediterranean to me but in a modern way.  The olive branch image is subtle and a nice addition. Maybe as they become more well known it can become their golden arches.

Obviously, another reason for TasteCasting is to help market the establishment through social media channels.  Another way to help grow the business is through promotion. The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe did create a TasteCasting promotion . . . .

Mention TasteCasting and use code OTMC
and when you buy 1 Sandwich you get second sandwich at 1/2 off
Hurry the promotion runs through the end of June.

1 comment:

Kelly Gingery said...

I too was at the TasteCasting event at The Olive Tree and came away with a few new favorite dishes that I can't wait to share with family and friends.

I loved the Hummus with warm pita appetizer...actually they gave us a selection of dips to try, each one better than the next. I would suggest that sampler as a way to go to be sure to enjoy as many types as possible.

My favorite entree had to be the Spicy Chicken & rice. Oh was seriously yummy and not too hot. And the rice? The best I've tasted in a long time and a perfect addition to the dish.

Because we had to the chance to taste so many wonderful things....I was lucky enough to have some entree leftovers to bring home (aka: Breakfast of Champions, or should I say, TasteCasters?).

With The Olive Tree Mediterranean Cafe, I've found a new favorite dining spot. Oh, and I now know....Spicy Chicken & Rice, not just for dinner anymore.