Food fraud—tampering, diluting, mislabeling, substituting, or misrepresenting food, ingredients, or packaging for the sole intent of financial gain—is pervasive and widespread. Remember when horse meat was detected a few years ago in what was thought to be hamburger in the UK and Ireland? This was not the first—nor the last—incident of food fraud. Fooling the consumer with a little bait and switch has been going on for thousands of years.
Olivette is pleased to announce the opening of a second extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room at 24 Railroad Place in Westport. The public is invited to attend the Westport grand opening celebration on Thursday, July 17, from 4-7 pm and explore the full line of olive oils and vinegars while enjoying light refreshments.
Up for a food adventure? Red Bee Apiary is holding a Honey and Artisan Olive Oil Tasting & Pairing Workshop that marries the best of monofloral honeys with single varietal olive oils. For this special tasting, Marina Marchese, a beekeeper, author and founder of Red Bee Honey, teams up with Alina Lawrence of Olivette, purveyor of quality olive oils in Darien, CT. After a tour of the apiary, you’ll be formally seated at the tasting table to discover new flavor sensations and magical pairings ideas that you can easily translate to your own dining table. All paid guest will receive a signed copy of Marina’s book HONEYBEE:Lessons from an Accidental Beekeeper and a sample bottle of olive oil from Olivette.