Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours: Sun-Thu 5:30pm-10pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-11pm
Every time we visit Oleana we’re reminded of why Chef Ana Sortun was named a 2003 Boston Rising Star Chef (one of the first ever!). She is all about infusing her soulful Middle Eastern cuisine with intricate layers of spice, resulting in dishes that awaken the senses and keep you wanting more. Her Spicy Fideos is like paella but prepared with crushed vermicelli instead; tossed with Swiss chard and chickpeas and garnished with orange aioli, fresh cilantro, and scallions, this spicy dish is absolutely addictive. Pastry Chef Maura Kilpatrick (winner of the 2009 StarChefs Concept Award for her and Sortun’s bakery Sofra) prepares delectable desserts with Middle Eastern flavor profiles that are unusual and satisfying.