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.
$15 for $30 Worth of Olive Oils and Vinegars
Shelves jostle with artisanal extra-virgin olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars ($15/375 mL), helping chefs add a gourmet kick to their dishes. Mild Picual oil from Australia adds fruity notes and a slight peppery bite to dipped bread, whereas the robust Organic Mission varietal from California amps up salads with explosive herbal flavors and a tongue-tickling hint of bitterness. Drizzled lines of the syrupy 18-year-old balsamic vinegar, on the other hand, add a sophisticated finish to fresh fruit.
D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars
Erma “Mama” D’Avolio arrived at Ellis Island in 1935 from Collarmele, Italy, with an armful of children and a headful of recipes that soon gained her notoriety throughout Little Italy. Though an excellent cook who honed her skills over decades in the family restaurant, Erma swore that her delicious dishes had but one secret: the highest quality olive oil she could find. Inspired by her example, her grandson Danny Gagliardo opened D’Avolio Olive Oils & Vinegars to honor her and offer the best varietals from around the world. The store sources its extra-virgin olive oils from California-based Veronica Foods, whose husband-wife duo has spent decades roaming the globe to find the most interesting oils.
Elsewhere in the store, balsamic vinegars come ready to drizzle over desserts, flavored salts offer zesty alternatives to bland white crystals, and ready-to-eat appetizers cut down on party prep better spent hilariously coating the foyer floor in olive oil. While shopping, guests can avail themselves of the helpful staff for suggested pairings to help experimental cooks create the perfect dish.