Oleana Restaurant @ Inman Square Cambridge, MA Boston
they serve mediterranean dishes. when i think about mediterranean food i think of exotic spices with richness, depth, and bold flavors.
they have a wine list with an emphasis on riesling that i was super excited about. pork belly did not want to drink so i only got a glass by myself :’(
i believe i had -> 10 Riesling Spätlese, Selbach-Oster ‘Zeltinger Schlossberg,’ Mosel, Germany
it was disappointing, not smooth enough.
Baked Alaska; Coconut Ice Cream & Passion Fruit Caramel
this is their popular dessert that everyone raves about. i liked the first a few bites, but the sweetness become too overwhelming after the first bites. we could not finish it.
although i did enjoy the two appetizers, the two entrees were disappointing. i think if i ever come back again i will get nothing but all appetizers. they are also famous for their vegetarian tasting menu, but i love meat too much to have that.
overall it was a good meal but nothing really to rave about.
i can see why this place is so popular. americans like exotic spices and flavors that this restaurant offers since american food is so lame, but i was raised eating chinese food which also has bold flavors and tons spices so this did not wow me. the entrees were not well executed. like the duck didnt carry out the flavors of the spices they used. they could work more on the texture and the tenderness of the meat or maybe overall simplicity of the flavors and basics of the food itself. (i know i do not make sense at all. never mind)
service was professional and atmosphere was nothing too special.
this place gets 3/5 bunny belly.
134 Hampshire St
Cambridge, MA 02139
Neighborhood: Inman Square