A bit on the upscale side, Brio's patio allows you to relax and sneak away from the stuffy interior. Sourdough bread fresh out the oven was brought to the table with a slab of branded butter. (The butter literally said BUTTER on it.) Warm and delicious, we nibbled away while we waited on our Bruschetta appetizer.
A part of the day's specials, the Bruschetta with Prosciutto, Asparagus and Carmelized Onions was large enough to be an entire meal and plated beautifully. The inventive mix was tangy sweet with a clean, crisp texture. I've never experienced carmelized onions so overwhelmingly candy like. It almost tasted as if jam was smothered somewhere between the prosciutto and the bread. I wish the prosciutto had been a little saltier, but overall I really enjoyed this classic dish with a twist.
The check at the end of the two-plus hour lunch was a bit expensive for my college budget, but that isn't going to stop me from coming back.
One word to sum up the entire experience? Pleasant.