Mary Nguyen, the chef/owner of Denver's Parallel Seventeen and Street Kitchen Asian Bistro restaurants, is on the verge of launching her new eatery, bakery, and market Olive & Finch next month. Last week, 5280 got us excited about the opening of Olive & Finch with an interview with Nguyen. The chef reveals her first cooking experiences revolved around her family's pho recipe, which includes onion chile marmalade that Nguyen uses at both of her restaurants.
Olive & Finch's new space at 1552 East 17th Avenue is nearly finished. The 1,500 square foot space holding 55 seats was designed by Zar Designs, with interior design by Mary Nguyen herself.
Olive & Finch's menu is focused on simple ingredients and recipes made from scratch. It will include pastries made from scratch, artisan sandwiches and soups, salads, fresh pressed juices, and a coffee bar, all with a focus on healthy options for those with allergies. Especially exciting are the carne asada, the fennel orange salad, and the fully loaded rueben sandwich. Click here for a photo preview of the new menu.
Olive & Finch will also feature handcrafted items for the table— linens, dishware, and more -as well as prepared foods for takeout. Curbside delivery, catering, boxed breakfast and lunches in addition to holiday menu planning and preparation will also be available.