At Bella d'Oliva, gourmet olive oil is liquid magic, the kind that transforms good cooks into gourmet chefs. Samples of extra-virgin olive oil pour from the shop’s jugs, inviting customers to compare flavors from countries such as Italy, Greece, Morocco, and Syria. Filled with olives harvested just a few months earlier, each bottle brims with freshness, unlike the oils that populate supermarkets and still-life paintings of rigatoni. Fruits, spices, and garlic infuse many of the shop's varieties, adding their subtle personalities to each culinary creation. The store also stocks aged balsamic vinegar, which can be drizzled over salads, glazed onto poultry, or used to fuel motorized gondolas.
Believing that fast food should not only be convenient, but also healthy, the folks behind Fruit Fusionz set to work creating wraps, sandwiches, and fresh-fruit-filled smoothies. Sandwiches are customized with a number of breads, from ciabatta to spinach wraps, and lined with premium Boar's Head meats and fresh veggies. Plus, each component of Fruit Fusioinz menu is preservative-free.
Whether showering your spouse with a dozen roses or gifting dad with a baseball-themed basket, Thousand Oak Florists' floral experts can help find the perfect gift for any occasion. As a certified FTD florist, the inventory also includes several fresh plants, in addition to the carefully constructed floral arrangements and exclusive designs. The Thousand Oak website even shares the symbolism behind each of its flowers—white daisies represent innocence and affection, tulip bulbs show one's love, and lilies symbolize purity of the heart.
The wine experts at Water 2 Wine ferment their own varietals onsite and please oenophiles' palates with more than 100 wines from 13 countries. Visitors may sample their diverse offerings by the glass or bottle or learn about winemaking in edifying classes. Water 2 Wine also assists wine aficionados in creating their own custom-labeled batches of wine onsite.
Ambient lighting casts a glow over Japanese calligraphy on the walls of O-shi Sushi Place, a restaurant located in the same building as Grand Agave nightclub. The lighting is brighter behind the long, elegant sushi bar, illuminating the chef's knife as he slices through steaks of ocean-fresh salmon, red snapper, and other seafood. That seafood gets served up as sashimi or fashioned into fusion sushi rolls such as the Tropical roll, a medley of tempura-fried shrimp, serrano peppers, avocado, fried banana, and sriracha. Diners can also opt for sizzling steaks seared on a teppanyaki grill, and can pair their dinner entrees with wine and specialty martinis.
Sake Cafe’s chefs mix and match myriad ingredients into nearly 20 specialty rolls. Their culinary centerpieces range from the Red Dragon’s shrimp tempura and seared tuna to the Spicy Kita-Kita’s five different fish slices wrapped around jumbo scallops and scallions. Grilled eel and fresh mango unite on the mango-and-eel roll, and the house roll is a cylinder of chopped Hawaiian ahi tuna, wild salmon, and yellowtail splashed with tobiko caviar all over the outside so it arrives smelling like seafood.