Olio’s having another of their popular wine dinners this weekend and next. Their last wine dinner sold out, so I have high hopes for this one.
Olio’s having another of their popular wine dinners this weekend and next. Their last wine dinner sold out, so I have high hopes for this one. There are two options, Friday, April 2 or Friday, April 9. It’s rare for me to like every single thing on a tasting menu, but after seeing it, I bought my tickets immediately to the April 9 seating. The four-course dinner includes the wine and starts at 6pm sharp. The cost is $30 a person, which includes tax but not gratuity. I don’t normally drop that much for dinner, but after my last experience at Olio, I had to have more.
This time, Olio will attempt a difficult pairing: wine with the strong and opinionated flavors of Indian food. I’ve been craving Indian lately, so this was perfect. I’ve never had wine with food like this before, so I’ll be interested to see how it goes. So what if I only know what chicken tikka masala is from playing Café World on Facebook?
Call 804-355-5182 with any major credit card to book your seat. Cards are run 72 hours before each event, so you have until that time to cancel if you need to.
Here’s the menu:
Course One: Grilled breads and vegetables served with traditional Indian “Raita” yogurt dipping sauce
Course Two: Samosa dumplings filled with potato, sweet peas and fresh herbs, served with tamarind chutney
Course Three: Chicken tikka masala–a traditional Indian favorite, featuring tender chunks of yogurt-marinated and charcoal grilled chicken in a creamy tomato sauce with Indian flatbread
Course Four: Green tea cheesecake with a fortune cookie crust
(Note: limited off-street parking available!)