Olive Oil 101 Class or $12 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Olive Oil and Vinegar at Amphora Lafayette

Amphora Lafayette

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In a Nutshell

50+ Italian fusti containers dispense olive oils and vinegars harvested from farms around the globe; learn about and taste oils in class

The Fine Print

Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires. Merchant's standard cancellation policy applies (any fees not to exceed Groupon price). Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. $20 voucher is only valid only for hand-bottled oils and vinegars. Not valid with other offers. Valid-In Store Only at Lafayette location only. Olive Oil 101 Classes are only eligible for date purchased. Must register at least 24 hours in advance, cancellations will be forfeited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $12 for $20 worth of olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar
  • $19 for an Olive Oil 101 class, valid March 6 ($30 value)
  • $19 for an Olive Oil 101 class, valid March 20 ($30 value)

Amphora Lafayette

More than 50 stainless steel Italian fusti containers line the walls at Amphora Lafayette, ready to dispense samples and full bottles of aged balsamic vinegar and single-varietal, extra-virgin olive oil harvested from farms in both hemispheres. The shop’s globe-spanning selection process isn’t just for variety—it also ensures freshness year-round, in accordance with the old saying “It’s always olive-oil season somewhere.” The curators of this bounty select Italian white and dark balsamic vinegar as well as unique specialty oils, including roasted butternut squash, pumpkin and Italian truffle.

Once they’ve added them to the casks, they post harvest dates, acidity levels, and polyphenol counts for each extra-virgin olive oil to give an idea of its antioxidant content and flavor strength. Each staff member touts a comprehensive understanding of the chemistry and uses of olive oil and vinegar, always happy to share recipe ideas to jazz up everyday dinners or science fair volcanoes. They’ll also help put together gift sets and wrap any bottle for free.

Beneath its high ceilings, the atmosphere harkens back to far more ancient times, with a marble tasting counter and oil containers balanced atop the rough clay of the giant, authentic amphorae that give the company its name. Guests stop in not just to do some shopping but to take in a laidback learning experience—the San Francisco Chronicle found a visit to the shop “as much fun as it is educational,” and manager Nate Bradley reported to Diablo Magazine that they’ve occasionally “had people spend two hours in here just exploring.”

Customer Reviews

238 Ratings

Great place to go to get educated on Olive oil Great product, knowledgeable
Earlene S. · August 28, 2015
Amazing selection, lots of samples, and really nice staff!
Madeline S. · June 5, 2015
They know their product; great customer service; you can recycle your bottles -- but they have to be spotless when you bring them in.
J. T. · June 3, 2015
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    Amphora Lafayette

    7 Fiesta Lane

    Lafayette, CA 94549

    +19253104681

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