It's easy to dress up a simple salad—just add a drizzle of olive oil or a handful of fancier salad. Reach for the good stuff with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $10 for $20 worth of extra-virgin olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and gourmet seasonings
- $69 for a private olive-oil experience with tasting, and complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres for up to 10 people (a $150 value)
Customers can browse ingredients including extra-virgin olive oils in different levels of intensity ($16.95), premium white-balsamic and dark-balsamic vinegars ($11.95–$18.95), and gourmet seasoning salts ($2.50+). An instructor guides up to 10 students through the history and health benefits of olive oil during a 90-minute session. After covering the basics of flavor pairing, students will put to use the fruits of their newfound knowledge with a tasting session that allows them to sample from 62 oils and vinegars on-tap. Complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres created from ingredients featured in The Virgin Olive Oiler store will also be available.
The Virgin Olive Oiler
Glistening silver casks line the shelves of The Virgin Olive Oiler, dispensing certified extra-virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the globe. Owner Charles Flach serves as the store's primary flavor scout, tasting and importing oils from countries with ideal olive-growing climates, including Portugal, Australia, Chile, and Narnia. Working in tandem with an enthusiastic staff, Flach stands by to answer customer questions and facilitate unlimited complimentary tastings. Each oil and vinegar, including those in a selection of 62 currently on tap, incorporates its own bouquet of aromas. A selection of more than 20 sea salts hails from Hawaiian, Australian, and Himalayan mountain homelands, and more than a dozen types of cane sugars fuse with cinnamon, ginger, and habanero. The company, which is located within the South Hulen Shopping Center, can customize products with labels made from photographs of loved ones or prized houseplants.