The Olive Tree Brasserie is a Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of Chester. The esteemed eatery is offering a special Valentine’s Day menu for just £33.85 per person packed with Greek gourmet delights.
Starters on the menu include traditional favourites like Stifado, the Greek soup boasting balsamic roasted onions and plates to share like Keftedes, a mixed meatball containing pork and beef in tomato sauce with grilled slices of sourdough bread and baked feta cheese, as well as scallops pan-fried to perfection with the crispy sausage pastourma and spring onions.
Main courses cater for different tastes on the romantic occasion. A plant-based take on the baked Greek treat Mousakka comes loaded with lentils, aubergines, peppers, courgettes and potatoes, while lamb shoulder on the bone and pork cheeks are braised for meat eaters and served with apricot and chickpea tagine and Greek potatoes, respectively. For those looking for fresh fish, there is also pan-roasted cod with Skordalia, the Greek garlic potato dip and a caper butter sauce.
Diners should remember to leave room for dessert, with an abundance of options available. Lemon tart, chocolate truffle cake, sticky toffee pudding and apple and cinnamon crumble are all listed with toppings like fresh raspberries, vanilla ice cream and Kourabiedes, the Greek shortbread made with almonds.
The Olive Tree Brasserie can be found at 9-41 Watergate Street in Chester. Those wishing to celebrate St Valentine’s Day at the restaurant are advised to get their booking in before February 14 to avoid disappointment.