It’s your typical French onion soup, but with a twist. That’s how it’s done here at The Twisted Olive & Infusion Bar—where nothing is predictable.
The French Onion Soup Dumplings are served in an escargot dish, smothered with Gruyere cheese and topped with brioche croutons. Every bite is the perfect combination of flavors. “It’s essentially a deconstructed French onion soup,” says Chef Steve Kershner. “But way more fun to eat.”
And if you’ve ever wanted to order an appetizer as your main entrée, Twisted Olive makes it possible with its small plate option, where, for an additional $5, you get your choice of starch and vegetable to accompany the appetizer portion, making it an acceptable meal.
Though they are in the process of fine-tuning the menu, Kershner says there are certain dishes you can’t rewrite—like the French Onion Soup Dumplings, which are, without a doubt, their best selling appetizer. And those Short Rib Raviolis with braised short rib, caramelized onion and Madeira cream? Yeah, those are staying, along with the crab cakes, which are so delicious they actually impressed a Bostonian. And then, of course, there’s the signature Twisted Olives (Panko-crusted, chorizo Parmesan-stuffed olives with garlic aioli).
Order your dumplings with red wine or their Black Chai Martini, which is just strong enough to hold up to the rich flavors of the French Onion Soup and is perfect for fall.
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