The innkeeper that we stayed with recommended this restaurant with the caveat, "This place isn't good. IT IS GREAT!" He was not kidding. The food coming out of Jason Blankenship's kitchen is nothing short of amazing. The chef changes his menu every two weeks so the items that I mention might not be available when you dine there. The prices for the quality of food will make your wallet happy too. If this little place was in a city like LA the newspaper would write a review and it would be booked out for weeks. We were glad we had reservations (it is a small place). The chef sources local ingredients and will even deliver to the table if server is busy and the plate is ready. He has a short but adequate wine list and we were happy with the one he helped us choose.
I cannot begin to describe and do justice to the food coming to the table. Our table talked about every dish that came out of the kitchen, both appearance and taste. The watermelon pudding that ended our first meal at Olio was so pretty and intriguing that we put spoons in before we took a picture. The nut pie was like no pecan pie that your Nona has ever made. I am talking about dessert before I even mention the Fresh Trout, the Stuffed Chicken, the Radish Salad or the many other dishes that we tried on the two nights we dined there.
We will be returning to CO likely next spring and we would not be surprised to see Jason with line cooks and a bigger space. The food is very good.
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