Oleana has proven the world’s greatest date spot for vegetarian couples, given that the majority of the meze plates are totally meat-free. But even paleo pairs can’t deny the delicious allure of Oleana’s baked Alaska. And anyone who has spent more than a year or two living in this town has almost assuredly enjoyed at least one romantic meal on the twee patio.
Specializing in Eastern Mediterranean small plates with locally-sourced ingredients, Oleana was founded by James Beard Award-winning Chef Ana Sortun in 2001. Known as one of the country’s “most creative practitioners,” Sortun also co-owns nearby Middle Eastern bakery and cafe Sofra and modern Mediterranean restaurant Sarma. With Oleana as her first business venture, Sortun continues to reinvent the menu with seasonal flavors, even sprinkling in some Turkish dessert specials to complete the feast.
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