This is one of my very favorite little treats from a tasty little Italian eatery right down the street from my apartment in Georgetown called Paolo’s. Even the name is great. With a name like Paolo, how can you not know what you are doing in an Italian kitchen, I ask you?! So, every time I visit with my good, fictional pal Paolo, I have delusions of grandeur about all of the menu items that I am going to inhale in short order, and I would say nine times out of ten, I end up never making it past the scrumptious little basket of green olive tapenade and accompanying chewy bread sticks served upon arrival. I think that I could eat this combination until I explode. It is beyond delicious. So, I cracked the code on the secret behind this little piece of heaven (read: Googled it), and I would be just plain selfish if I didn’t spread the love. So, here it is…in all its glory! Turns out it is a tapenade/babaganoush hybrid…impressive. Make sure if you make this that you get to the bakery for some extra chewy bread…it really makes the magic happen. Bon appetite!