February 05, 2013

Inside Elaia and Olio

Elaia and Olio are a pair of adventurous new restaurants in the Botanical Heights neighborhood. Reviewer Ian Froeb writes, "this twinned newcomer must also be reckoned among St. Louis’ very best restaurants."

Read Ian's review of both Elaia and Olio.

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At Olio - Bruschetta with fresh ricotta, braised beet stems, pecorino sardo.
At Olio - Bruschetta with fresh ricotta, braised beet stems, pecorino sardo.
At Elaia - Charred eggplant, labneh, pinenuts, lonza, dill. Kitchen torch lighting the thyme.
At Elaia - Charred eggplant, labneh, pinenuts, lonza, dill. Kitchen torch lighting the thyme.
At Elaia - Roast Pork. Salt-baked sweet potatoes, carrot, fresh favas, horseradish chips.
At Elaia - Roast Pork. Salt-baked sweet potatoes, carrot, fresh favas, horseradish chips.
Inside Elaia
Inside Elaia
At Elaia - Beets. Yogurt, beet ash, Israeli feta.
At Elaia - Beets. Yogurt, beet ash, Israeli feta.
At Elaia - Parfait Foie Gras. Candied hazelnuts, fig mostarda.
At Elaia - Parfait Foie Gras. Candied hazelnuts, fig mostarda.
At Olio - The lunch soup with poached egg, pumpkin, farro, and kale.
At Olio - The lunch soup with poached egg, pumpkin, farro, and kale.
Inside Olio
Inside Olio
Inside Olio
Inside Olio
At Elaia - Charred eggplant, labneh, pinenuts, lonza, dill. Smoking thyme when served.
At Elaia - Charred eggplant, labneh, pinenuts, lonza, dill. Smoking thyme when served.