Awarded 1st place, “Commercial Design/Build”
1998 RI Monthly/RI Nursery and Landscape Assoc.
“You’ll find a pleasant alternative for lunch at Richmond and point streets, where the garden (and the terrific food) at Olga’s Cup and Saucer beckons passersby to stop and enjoy a bite and a spot of shade. ..With the help of landscape designer Michael Veracka, they’ve created a lush oasis in a sea of pavement. Brilliant spring bulbs are followed by perennial blooms such as corabells, sweet woodruff, soloman seal, and yarrow. Scattered around these are oregano, basil, chives, thyme, and other herbs used by the chef to season the delicious food which also shifts with seasons.
My favorite time to enjoy Olga’s garden is the mid-afternoon, when the lunch rush is over and everyone is back at their desks.”
– from RI Monthly Magazine August 1999 Best of Rhode Island issue