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Knightsbridge Restaurant Group launches Mediterranean concept
The prolific Ashok Bajaj has revamped Nopa Kitchen + Bar, turning it into an entirely new restaurant inspired by the Mediterranean. The name Olivia comes from the Latin word for olive tree, a nod to a crop that is ubiquitous in the region. The menu will take your taste buds on a tour of Portugal, Spain, Morocco, Italy, Greece, and more with spreads, charcuterie, cheese, flatbreads, small plates, and hearty proteins. Dishes range from roasted carrot hummus, chickpea ravioli, fritto misto, and dolmades to short rib tagine, chicken roulade, seafood stew, and chorizo-crusted cod. The redesigned space is meant to evoke a speakeasy in Casablanca.

Michael Yarger