Olio wants to recycle! Plus, First Friday wine dinner
Olio has signed up to participate in a new recycling program spearheaded by The Richmond Recycling Cooperative, which was created to help Richmond area businesses obtain “green” services and “green” products at affordable prices.
Olio has signed up to participate in a new recycling program spearheaded by The Richmond Recycling Cooperative, which was created to help Richmond area businesses obtain “green” services and “green” products at affordable prices. The Richmond Recycling Cooperative is run by RVA Green Management Services, a local consulting group, that acts as a broker to service providers and vendors in an effort to provide services and products that might not otherwise be attainable.
The City of Richmond does not collect commercial recycling. The only alternative for years has been to pay a third party hundreds of dollars per month to collect recyclables, and even then they had to be separated, which was quite time-intensive for a restaurant.
For the program to work, they need 60 businesses to sign up and pay for the first three months of service, which is less than $30/month, with no need to separate items.
In other Olio related news their First Friday Wine Dinner Series returns April 1st from 6pm – 7.30pm, where they’ll explore four traditional Italian wines. Francine Kahng, Import Manager for DC/VA at Palm Bay International, a leading importer of Italian wine to the US market, will present the wines. Palm Bay’s portfolio is comprehensive and boutique-focused, with representative wines from nearly every Italian wine-making region. Francine has traveled to Italy extensively and will share her experiences from the birthplace of wine, Oenotria. Call 355-5182 with any major credit card to purchase your ticket for $30.
- Mandra Rossa Pinot Grigio from Sicily paired with crab, scallop & saffron risotto
- Bertani Valpolicella from Veneto paired with garbanzo gazpacho with spicy mascarpone and avocado drizzle
- Sella Mosca Terrare from Sardinia paired with piccata penne with Tuscan olives & fresh parsley
- Feudi d San Gregoria Primitivo from Campania paired with a selection of Italian fruits and cheeses
Olio has also recently added a happy hour, Monday thru Friday from 5pm 9pm, where all beverages are 15% off.
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