Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting & Pairing at Olivette

Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting & Pairing

February 2, 2012s (sold out)

February 9, 2012 (added)

6:00-7:30 pm


At Olivette

1084 Boston Post Road

Darien, CT  06820

Email marketing@fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com to reserve your seat

20 seats only

(we will schedule a second event if this is significantly oversubscribed)

Taste real extra virgin olive oils from around the world and discover what you’ve been missing at Olivette, Fairfield County’s newest gourmet food store specializing in single varietal, single origin extra virgin olive oils. Join us for a special educational extra virgin olive oil tasting and pairing event with Alina Lawrence, co-owner and General Manager of Olivette.

At Olivette, you taste before you buy. Gleaming stainless steel olive oil drums (fusti) line the walls and counters, each labeled in detail to provide tasters with complete transparency, something unheard of in supermarket olive oil.

Alina will teach us how to taste and evaluate extra virgin olive oils using attributes identified in the legal definition of extra virginity including pepperiness, bitterness and fruitiness, then guide us in pairing the oils with Olivette’s vinegars to create beautiful blends for flavoring simple, healthy and delicious meals at home.

Olive oils we’ll taste will range from single variety, single origin extra virgin olive oils, some of which are organic, to special “agrumato” oils made from crushing olives with citrus fruits including blood oranges, lemons and Persian limes. Oils infused with herbs and spices, like Milanese Gremolata, make gorgeous sauces for pasta, fish and fresh vegetables. Olivette’s line of fine vinegars includes an 18-year-old balsamic vinegar from Modena aged in the traditional Solera system, a Champagne vinegar from France, and a 25-year-old Sherry reserva wine vinegar from Jerez, Spain.

Olivette's bottles are UV protected to help prevent sunlight from damaging fine extra virgin olive oils. Please consumer your oils within 12 months for maximum freshness.

Each guest will receive a specially prepared guide to pairing Olivette’s olive oils and vinegars with various foods. Olivette’s olive oils and vinegars are available in 200 milliliter, 375 milliliter and 750 milliliter UV protected bottles to preserve freshness.

We visited with Alina at Olivette for a private tasting and interview and will be have published a full-length article about the shop and the world of extra virgin olive oil here. in our next this post. We couldn’t wait to post this exciting event. Happy Friday!

Please email marketing@fairfieldgreenfoodguide.com to reserve your seat.

www.olivettect.com (under construction)



Buying Guide to Buying Olive Oil in North America by Tom Mueller, author of Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. Mueller lists Veronica Foods, the exclusive supplier of extra virgin olive oils to Olivette, as “a high quality source” for olive oils.


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