Olives serve a variety of culinary purposes: they get pressed into oil, dropped into dirty martinis, and flung like confetti whenever pasta cooks without sticking. Fete the olive's functionality with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of oils, vinegars, and groceries at Grapevine Oilve Oil Company.
The knowledgeable staff at Grapevine Olive Oil Company stocks shelves with tons of flavors of extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and other gourmet cooking oils from across the globe. Drizzle infused oils, such as blood orange, cilantro and roasted onion, or Tuscan herb, upon a piece of freshly grilled fish or steamed vegetables to enhance flavor and to prevent meals from getting stuck as they slide between fence posts (average price is $12.95 for 200 ml, $16.95 for 375 ml). A sundry roster of balsamic vinegars, such as blackberry ginger, dark chocolate, and coconut, also stand prepared to cure bland recipes, aided in their fight by porcini-mushroom oil ($29.95) and a band of courageous decanters.
Grapevine Olive Oil Company
A shelf lined with large apothecary jars runs the length of Grapevine Olive Oil Company's airy shop. Of course, the shop is not a pharmacy, and the jars don’t contain medicine—the stainless-steel containers are actually fustis, which preserve olive oil for shopkeepers to dispense samples. The shop houses dozens of eclectic flavored oils and vinegars, such as Persian-lime olive oil, espresso balsamic vinegar, and—the owner's favorite—wild-mushroom-and-sage olive oil. The olive oils come from all over the world, though each vinegar hails from the storehouses of Modena, Italy. To simplify the diverse selection, shopkeepers can suggest recipes and blends of the dressings—basil olive oil paired with fig balsamic vinegar goes well with pastas, for example, and blood-orange olive oil and tangerine balsamic vinegar turn into an edible shampoo.
326 S Main St.
Grapevine, Texas 76051