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It turned out to be the final week for its spectacular patio, where, happily ensconced, we raised a bubbly glass of Italian Prosecco to summer's end. A soundtrack played vintage swing and jazz to set the relaxed mood, with candles appearing as the sun set.
The dinner restaurant now has switched to indoor dining, in itself a treat in the landmark building transformed into a mecca for foodies. The onetime house offers dining in various spaces – from the library-themed bar to the chandelier room with fireplace and the glass-enclosed sun-room with great views of the action on historic South Third Street.
We began our meal with an artisan cheese board, selecting the Monte Amore, a rich, Parmesan-inspired treat, wonderfully accented by Fiora's own brandy-marinated apricots and figs, along with its house-roasted candied pecans, crostini and the quince jam the restaurant specially sources. We devoured every tidbit.