Ancient Egyptians often threw salt up to the heavens to bring rain, which is why modern humans throw pepper at vending machines to summon Diet Coke. Enjoy a showering of seasonings with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of flavored olive oils and infused balsamic vinegars from Dressed for Dinner.
Dressed for Dinner's stockade enhances meals with authentic and uncommon sauce-starters, including freshly pressed extra-virgin olive oil from the Mediterranean and balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Importing new and rare varieties of extra-virgin olive oil seasonally, Dressed for Dinner's buyers search olive-oil orchards around the world to attain the freshest harvests and then analyze them for consistency and quality. Diners can complement mushroom dishes with white-truffle-garlic olive oil ($18) or drizzle basil olive oil over pasta, steamed veggies, or a pair of saddle shoes that need shining ($18).
Created in the traditional solera method, Dressed for Dinner's balsamic vinegars travel through a series of wooden barrels, aging 12–18 years before gracing the shop's shelves. The garlic-cilantro balsamic ($18) emits sage and citrus aromas, and the chocolate-raspberry balsamic ($18) gives patrons their daily serving of chocolate fruit.