Move over Baltimore, there’s a new Charm City! I’ve driven through Richmond hundreds of times, but I haven’t spent much time there. After my meeting was over, I headed downtown and had about an hour to kill before the blogger dinner. So I went for a walk.
A crunchy fall walk!
So many cute row houses – but they all had details, brickwork, porches, and brightly colored doors and trim that made them super charming. Reminded me a bit of Charleston + Savannah!
It was perfect cozy atmosphere, gourmet menu and pay-at-the-counter convenience.
Hot tea to drink!
Upon first glance I knew I had to have the Smoked Salmon Nicoise Salad (Norwegian salmon, fresh goat cheese, roasted peppers, fresh cucumber, roasted tomatoes with balsamic dressing), which came with grilled bread!
The salad was amazing!! I LOVE smoked salmon AND goat cheese AND veggies AND grilled toast! I saved a curl of salmon in a doggie box for my lunch tomorrow : )
I also ordered a cup of the tempting Pea + Prosciutto Soup since it was a dreary rainy night. I loved how brothy it was – with peas floating – rather than pureed. [Foreshadowing – ooooooo!]
Much to our surprise and delight, Olio brought out a sample platter of desserts for us to try!! I think a little Twitter bird must have let them know we were a bunch of bloggers and tweeters ; )
Cookies, and tiramisu and cannolis!
We played "pass the dessert tray" and had a taste of each
Richmond is cool!!
Especially when I saw THIS!