As some of you may already know, I adore cheese. One of my favorite things to accompany a gorgeous plate of cheeses is a glass (or more) of a perfectly matched wine. Olesya’s on Exchequer Street offers over a large variety of wines from all over the world, along with a limited but delicious menu. If you aren’t keen on having a full bottle, wines by the glass can also be ordered.
So what makes Olesya’s different from the lads across the road (see Damian’s piece on those guys)? Olesya’s is smaller, making it a lot easier to get your waiter’s attention during the busy night rush, and it has a view to the street! Now, what can top that lovely cheese plate, the savoury red (or white) that has been recommended, and the joy of people watching as they go about their lives? Nothing! Okay, maybe if the cheese and wine were free… nothing could really top that.
I suggest coming here for pre-dinner drinks if you are in a romantic mood, having a light snack, and heading out just in time to make your dinner reservation. Having Olesya’s open later than other wine bars 7 days a week provides a refuge for travelers from a different time zone and worshipers of Bacchus when all other wine bars seem closed for business.
Two words of advice though: Don’t come here if you’re starving and definitely not if you are in a rush!
Also check out the Live Jazz on Wednesday Nights.