This resturaunt is great. I love it. As a very fussy eater and diner I have things which can annoy me in a place. Oliv is so far, the only place in Basel where I genuinly couldnt fault anything.
To start I had cold pea soup with salmon tartar and peppermint jelly. It was fabulous, not at all watery or plain and the salmon was of excellent quality. The main, grilled bream with boulbaise and saffron sauce was delicious, and the flavours really went well together, interesting as i was not sure on a combination of fennnel and safron, but it was lovely. Desert was chocolate cake with citrus and thyme ice cream which was a very interesting texture and taste.
The service was great in this place, the impeccible English, complete attention to detail and knowledge and respect for the food and wine that Oliv serves, places it at number one on my list in Basel. I even think it is better then the 3 Kings Brassiere
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