We had a very enjoyable meal at Olio, notwithstanding some kinks in the kitchen.
The appetizers were superb. A mediterranean meat pie, wonderfully spiced and a beet salad with fried goat cheese; both marvelous.
Before our dinners arrived, the table next to us sent back a bass dish, complaining about the bass being undercooked. My wife had the tenderloin, which was nicely spiced, but came medium rather than medium rare. I had the pan seared salmon, which was cooked perfectly, but the lemon butter sauce was non existent. When I asked for some lemon, our gracious hostess suggested the chef might be upset by the request. In addition, the risotto and haricots that came with the tenderloin were bland and uninspiring. However, the rice that came with my salmon was quite good.
I think the chef might focus more on his presentation rather than his temperament and he's be well served.
All in all this is a beautiful restaurant that has great potential. Our hostess could not have been nicer, and our server, Ava, was delightful. Some more attention to the details could make this one of the finer restaurants in the Berkshires. We'll try again when we return.
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