When I think of Titusville Florida, quality fine dining is the last thing to cross my mind. Well, I am excited to have finally tried the amazing new addition to the area. Vine & Olive, they are located on US1 directly north of Indian Sizzler and Lloyd Have Mercy at 3350 S Washington Ave, Titusville, FL 32780
This was hands down one of the best meals I have had in a looooong time. In brevard, there are great restaurants all over, but in Titusville, there are maybe a handful of decent places. So to find a gem like this I was dumbfounded. We went on a Wednesday night and chose to sit on the outside patio, which was set up beautifully.
For drinks, my wife tried several of the wines, and me being the whiskey fan that I am chose to have the Control Burn.
This was an absolutely delicious drink, SAGE BUTTERFAT WASHED WHISKEY, AGAVE, ORANGE BITTERS, ANGOSTURA BITTERS, and smoked. This was a very easy sipper, buttery smooth, flavorful packing a smokey punch on the back end. Be careful though as it also packs a boozy punch that goes down far too smoothly.
For appetizers, we had the CHARRED BRUSSEL SPROUTs and the SHRIMP AL AJILLO.
The Brussels were cooked perfectly, with nice char on the outside, soft and tender on the inside without being mushy or overly burnt and crispy, the sauce was tasty but a little bit on the sweeter side of my personal preference. The shrimp were juicy and tender and cooked to perfection and the sauce made of garlic, olive oil, paprika, and chiles was divine and had a little kick of heat which I loved.
For our main dishes, Jess went with the LOBSTER BURRATA RAVIOLI that was on special the day of our visit. Not being able to have gluten I didn’t taste more than a piece of the lobster that was sitting on top of one of the ravioli. Despite messing up the wife’s lobster-to-noodle ratio, she said it was divine.
I went with the WOOD GRILLED HALIBUt it was served over wild mushroom Risotto, with lemon butter sauce, and charred broccolini. This was one of the best dishes I have had in a long time, the risotto was perfectly textured and creamy with big chunks of mushrooms, the broccolini had a delicious flavor and the halibut was flakey tender and juicy with the perfect crust and seasoned to perfection.
For dessert, we went to the blackberry cobbler, which was delicious and a gluten-free option. I could imagine the other desserts listed were amazing as well. I’m just not a huge dessert fan (of the ones I can eat) nor is the wife, so I can’t give the best feedback on this dish.
Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience at Vine & Olive in Titusville. I hope to give them another try soon, at the price point it isn’t a casual Tuesday night out type of place though so it may take some time. They also have brunch on the weekends so I might try that one time to switch it up and give them another go sooner than later. I hope they continue to be successful and stay consistent with quality and service. It is a much-needed addition to Northern Brevard.