The other evening, I met up with friends at Olea Mediterranean Taverna for happy hour. For those not in the know, Olea is a Fort Greene gem—the food is spectacular, the vibe is friendly and welcoming, and the attentive staff are genuinely great people. Kudos to owners Chelsea Altman and Dan Demarti.
Ordered a half-dozen oysters and slurped down two before I thought to take a photo. Served with cocktail sauce, Mignonette sauce, and lemon. Mmmm.
Fried cheese croquette. Pretty darned good.
At first, I had a pint of the Ommegang that’s on draft there, but my friend Cuffy was sipping on wine and I asked the bartender, Thomas, if I could taste. It was fantastically fruity with a nice finish, and it’s what I ended up drinking for the remainder of my night at Olea. As I posted on my Google+ stream, Cantina Zaccagnini is the new hotness.
We also had bacon-wrapped dates at the beginning of the night, but those were in our bellies before pictures were snapped. Ah well.
Olea’s happy hour is from 4:30-6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Wines, pints, bottled beers, and sangria are half-priced, and they have great tapas ranging from $3-5.
Olea Mediterranean Taverna
171 Lafayette Ave
(between Adelphi St & Clermont Ave)
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Clinton – Washington Avs (G)
Lafayette Av (A, C)