Olio (located at 2001 1/2 W Main Street and home to affordable retail beer prices and yummy gourmet sandwiches) has several events this week and next.
Olio (located at 2001 1/2 W Main Street and home to affordable retail beer prices and yummy gourmet sandwiches) has several events this week and next. Tonight, Thursday, February 3, features guitarist Christian McGee and food and drink specials from 6pm to 8pm.
Then, on February 4th is their popular First Friday wine dinner series at 6pm. $30 will get you four courses, each paired with wine. Olio’s casual style is evident in these dinners, which feel more like a dinner party than a formal fine dining event. Matthew Leader, from locally owned wine distributor Country Vintner, will direct the wine pairings. Call 804-355-5182 to reserve a seat. (See menu below.)
(Olio is also currently offering a coupon for 25% off your purchase of certain adult beverages that we can’t mention specifically.)
For Valentine’s Day, they have two choices: eat in or takeout. With a choice of fish, meat, or veggie entrée, sides, and a bottle of wine for around $50, your takeout meal comes ready to reheat in an oven safe container. Upscale plates and utensils are also available for a cleanup-free meal. For those dining in, they’ll seat guests from 5pm until 9pm. Call for reservations.
February 4th Wine Dinner Menu
Course One: Olio’s Sweet & Spicy Arugula Strawberry Salad
Arugula, spinach, strawberries & walnuts tossed with cumin-lime vinaigrette and topped with a dusting of freshly shaved Parmesan
Course Two: Seasonal Seared Ocean’s Bounty
Buttery salmon and ocean shrimp combined with 11 herbs and spices, then sauteed in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and placed atop charcoal-grilled polenta, drizzled with a Dijon crema
Course Three: Raclette Party in a Souffle Cup
For those lovers of German-style Raclette cheese parties, this one’s for you! Chunks of red-skinned potatoes, spicy German Bratwurst, assorted vegetables and marinated breads topped with melty, creamy Raclette cheese and broiled until brown and bubbly. (Vegetarian version available)
Course Four: Angel Food Cake
Served with pistachio gelato and a sweet lime syrup