Complimentary Hors d’oeuvres at Fig & Olive in Scarsdale


Who says nothing in life is free? At Fig & Olive’s new Aperitivo Happy Hour, which runs nightly from 4.30 to 7 p.m. — and then again from 9 p.m. to closing — guests are offered light bites when they order a cocktail.

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The complimentary menu includes, as shown above, crudités, bruschetta, dips, roasted vegetables, and seasonal focaccia. The cocktail list has such seasonal special drinks as Piscine (sparking wine served on ice with fresh strawberries), Blood Orange Rossellini (passionfruit vodka, blood orange purée, and fresh citrus juices, served straight up with an orange twist) and Fraises Sauvages (gin with muddled strawberries, orgeat, and freshly squeezed lemon juice topped with sparking wine). Plus, if you come on a Thursday evening, you can also get a free glass of rosé from a different winery in Provence each week — a great way to learn about the region.

Details:?696 White Plains Road, 914-725-2900,

— Jeanne Muchnick


About Author

Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.


  1. Very disappointing. We went at 4:30, and the place was buttoned up until 5. Then we had the cocktails, on the real smallish side, made in a very narrow diameter glass. Lastly, as far as the complimentary plate shown above, they gave us 1 of those plates for 4 people to share!! Would have preferred peanuts!

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