On this winter day, we’re looking back at a story about must-try soups. Here’s one in Eastchester.
Cote D’Azur Fish Soup
Where to get it: Fig and Olive, Scarsdale
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Story behind it: “This is a very traditional soup served on the French Riviera in the summer and winter,” says Ludo Barras, Fig and Olive’s marketing director. “It came from a local fisherman’s wife who used to grind together fish too small to sell. The soup is so flavorful. I grew up with it and Chef Pascal has recreated it so perfectly. I feel at home every time I taste it.”
Ingredients: Tomatoes, onions, garlic, celery, carrot, fish bones, saffron-infused olive oil, scallops, striped bass, lemon sole fillet.
Why we love it: It’s kind of a cross between tomato and fish soup — think interesting tomato soup. Sure, if you love seafood, you’ll love it — but it’s not overly fishy. In fact, the fish flavor is subtle and gets more intense and spicy with every spoonful. And we love that it’s one-of-a-kind — where else are you going to find it? Besides the French Riviera, that is.
Great for: A glass of red wine is almost a requirement with this soup, so go for dinner and have it as a starter at Fig. Consider it a precursor to a very creative meal.
Also at Fig and Olive: Outstanding Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, wonderful olive oils, and a wine list you won’t forget. The crab cakes, the carpaccio, and the branzino never disappoint.
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