Without the aid of culinary cooking oils, all food would have the taste and consistency of a primordial sand fig, the preferred fruit of skeleton armies. Liven up any feast with today’s deal: for $12, you get $25 worth of gourmet oils, vinegars, and cookies from Arnabal International Inc., an Irvine-based online retailer. Although today’s Groupon cannot be used toward shipping, shipping is only $4 for orders more than $25 and is free for orders more than $40.
Arnabal International produces the gourmet infused oils and vinegars of Gourmet Kitchen O&V and Les Lavendes and features cookies from Gloria’s Gourmet. Sprinkle salads, marinate meat, or fill a hot tub with a fragrant field of lavender vinegar (200 ml. for $9.99). For an aromatic cooking choice that's finely aged but not quite over the hill, order a balsamic vinegar, naturally sweet and aged for 20 years (200 ml. for $19.99). Blood-orange oil (200 ml. for $7.99) makes a sweet and tart topping for chicken salads, sautéed seameat, and numerous veggies that would otherwise become indistinguishable to the indifferent tongue. Gloria’s Gourmet Cookies are ideal as after-dinner treats while entertaining or delectable for munching solo in a darkened room. Savor a yellow packet of caramel lemon-drop bites ($2.60), or go decadent with choc-orange sandwich cookies stuffed with raspberry jam ($5.50).
Arnabal's oils and vinegars come instilled with a whisper of the countryside, though previous side effects such as Gérard Depardieu appearing in the marinade have been eradicated. Whether you’re planning to cook up a feast for a hoard of hungry guests or you simply dabble in the culinary arts from time to time, infused oils and vinegars add a delicate layer of flavor to all manner of dishes. Use today’s Groupon to commission some gourmet-meal assistance for use during Mr. Belvedere's days off.
This Groupon cannot be used toward gift cards or tins.
- Orange County-based Arnabal International offers 10 gourmet oils like Meyer Lemon Oil, which is great on seafood; Blood Orange Oil for baked goods; or basil oil, which is wonderful for dipping. The oils are…a good buy since oil is used sparingly. There is also sweet roasted garlic, sweet smoked chili, lemongrass, rosemary and more. – Lori Corbin, ABC 7
- Intense basil oil is all you need over pasta, blood orange or Meyer lemon oils help fresh spinach star in a salad and lemongrass oil is a delicate enhancer for rice in a light Asian dish. All come in a slim corked bottle and there are vinegars, too. You can cook with these, but I’m loving simply drizzling these goodies over shrimp, avocado, etc. Think holiday gifts when you visit www.arnabal.com. – Darragh Doiron, Port Arthur News