Many thanks to RVA Foodie who persisted and finally got the whole gaggle of Eating Richmond Bloggers together for an evening of meet and greet. And hats off to Jason at Olio and all of his staff for being gracious hosts and serving up delicious food!
And Richmond Dish - I loved talking wine with you! So much fun.
Eating Bird Food and Richmond, Food for Thought have great write ups, so please check them out.
For sustenance on this evening, I went for the PROSCIUTTO di PARMA $8.95 prosciutto, fresh mozzarella, basil, greens, red peppers, olive oil & balsamic on ciabatta, and hubby tried ITALIAN TUNA SALAD $10.95 avocado, apples, red onion, tomato & zucchini with balsamic dressing. Delish! And Olio offered some great wine gems, including a 2006 Bourgogne from Shaps and Roucher-Sarrazin.
An elegant Burgundy that I did not think I would see again when it vacated the shelves at Kroger a couple of years ago. Not only was it pleasing, the price was the retail rack price (as are all of the wines for imbibing). I heard that the beer prices were unbeatable, too.
So, go experience Olio for yourself. I hope to try a bottle of Santenay in the near future...