Wednesday Oct 23rd, 6pm - 7:30pm
We features the largest, fresh selection of single varietal extra virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars on tap in Brooklyn.
Based at the foot of the Williamsburg Bridge in the historic Gretsch Building, we are the premiere destination for professional & home chefs, organic food lovers, CSA & Coop members, as well as all types of “foodies” who appreciate pure, high quality, organic and all natural foods.
Family owned & operated, we import our products from Veronica Foods who have had a presence in the olive oil industry for the past 90 years. They work in close partnership with farmers in both hemispheres to deliver fresh, high quality products to us all year long. They personally source all of their products and never deal with middlemen.
We strongly believe that extra virgin olive oil is like fruit juice: highly perishable. It is healthier and more flavorful when consumed fresh. This is one of the reasons why we post the harvest date on every oil we offer.
In addition to the harvest date, we are extremely obsessive when it comes to the chemistry of our olive oils. The chemistry of a particular oil can tell you many things. It tells us the polyphenol count (antioxidant value), the measurement which dictates flavor intensity, to whether it's suitable for high heat cooking, based on its unique free fatty acid measurement and fruit condition. We also measure oleic acid in our oils, the monounsaturated fat in Olive Oil that makes it so healthy.
With over 50 unique products on tap, we are confident that we can assist you in selecting an oil or vinegar that best fits your needs. Sample packs and gift boxes are also available.
We invite you to come in and taste the difference. Sample everything in the store and feel free to ask our highly trained staff any questions you may have regarding our oils, vinegars, potential recipes and pairings.
Really good and different.
Very informative and great class
Great deal, excellent and knowledgeable staff. Comfortable environment and overall great experience.
Greg was a warm and welcoming host, who does his job with great passion. Greg helped us understand the difference between good quality extra virgin olive oil and the more commonly sold but lower quality oils. The evening was interesting and fun; I will definitely try to go back soon.
Great class! Also included a bottle of tasty olive oil and delicious snacks.
I recently became very interested in learning more about good olive oil. I searched online for local tastings and was so happy to find this class. I took my boyfriend and we had a great time! It was very informative, and I finally had an opportunity to taste the true, good extra virgin olive oils I had read about. They tasted so much better than the oil I had been using at home! I'd very much recommend this class, plus you get to walk away with a free bottle!
Greg was an incredible instructor and gracious host. This class was uber informative and tasty – I learned so much about what makes quality (and real!) EVOO. Would absolutely recommend!
Greg (the owner) was awesome, the content was very interesting and the store was so much fun to visit and everything was impeccably clean and impressive. Really enjoyed this.
A good intro to Olive Oil
Nichole K. gave this class 4 out of 5 CourseHorse stars.