OLIO Brings Home “Best Pasta” Honors in Local Central New Jersey Restaurant Competition

The only compliment as thrilling to a restaurant as a happy customer is the recognition of its own community — and the OLIO restaurant at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel learned first hand! The Iselin restaurant’s Orecchiette Pasta with Rock Shrimp in Lobster Sauce won the “Best Pasta” award at the 2012 Rahway Taste of Spring, held April 13, 2012.

The annual Rahway, New Jersey food and wine event brought together over 80 local fine gourmet eateries, caterers, and food vendors from across three counties. The event included a “Battle of the Bakeries,” and winners in a number of food categories, which included “Best Pasta,” “Best Dessert,” and more. Attendees and judges were also treated to over two-dozen fine wine/boutique beer/aperitif tasting stations, for an unforgettable gourmet food experience. With representation from a number of fine local restaurants, Iselin‘s OLIO was up against stiff competition.

OLIO’s management and staff were proud to bring home “Best Pasta” honors, and the delectable Orecchiette Pasta with Rock Shrimp in Lobster Sauce is just one of the casual restaurant’s wide selection of appetizers, salads, entrees and desserts. Located on property at the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, OLIO Restaurant/Lounge/Patio combines chic, colorful accents, inlaid mesquite log floors and hand-blown glass chandeliers with some of the best food in the area, and convenience for guests of the hotel. This Woodbridge hotel’s stunning restaurant brings the beauty of the outdoors inside, as well.

It’s no surprise then that the restaurant’s location attracts diners from all over New Jersey and beyond — including guests of the Renaissance.

Centrally located near corporate offices and tourist attractions, the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel’s accommodations provide a sophisticated retreat for families and business travelers alike. A popular choice among Iselin hotels, the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel also boasts a unique setting featuring upscale restaurants infused with local flavor. The hotel offers Marriott’s Plug-In Room Panels and 37-inch LCD HDTVs allow guests simultaneous connectivity to laptops, iPods, & DVD players. The Renaissance is just minutes away from two major shopping centers: Woodbridge Center Mall and Menlo Park Mall. For guests seeking a premier full-service Edison hotel, the Renaissance awaits.

This distinctive choice among Edison, New Jersey hotels features 311 recently renovated guestrooms, including 42 suites and a complete upgrade to over 25,000 sq. ft. of flexible meeting space. Perfect for a weekend getaway or a corporate meeting, this hotel in Edison, NJ, is located at the crossroads of Rt. 1 & 9 — just 15 minutes south of Newark Liberty Int’l Airport (EWR) and less than 1 mile from Metropark Train Station. At the Renaissance Woodbridge Hotel, guests will find a place where simple delights become memorable moments.