A gourmet olive oil is great for enhancing an Italian entree, bragging about at dinner parties, or greasing a postbanquet slip 'n' slide. Enjoy high-class refinements with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of olive oils, vinegars, and more at Green Gate Olive Oils in Pinehurst.
Green Gate Olive Oils' purveyors edify palates and offer culinary inspiration with a bounty of high-quality gourmet oils and vinegars. Skilled oil experts lead customers through myriad options, offering free tastes to enlighten tongues to subtle differences and educate about complementary pairings. International olive oils ($10.99–$14.99) such as the grassy, tropical leccino from Tuscany or the sweet and peppery Spanish hojiblanca, confuse taste buds with suspicious complexity, much like an encrypted calculus exam. Flavored oils, including the blood orange ($16.99) or the handcrafted roasted walnut ($19.99), flaunt their elegant infusions, and balsamic vinegars embrace the sweet and savory with bombastic blueberry ($14.99) or honey-ginger white ($11.99).
Boutique browsers who step through the Green Gate can find lists of recipes and olive-centric books, or peek between towering flowers and around brick corners for sundry specialty kitchen items, including colorful aprons, pillow pouches of Sapori di Liguria, and tiny robotic pugilists to pummel the oil out of each olive.
The Fayetteville Observer featured a profile of the owners of Green Gate Olive Oils, Georganne and Keith McDaniel.
Green Gate Olive Oils
Stainless-steel tanks preserve the delicate flavors of Green Gate Olive Oils’ oils and vinegars until the moment owners Keith and Georganne McDaniel bottle and seal them to order. The tanks, called fusti, are a conspicuous sign of Green Gate’s commitment to providing high-quality gourmet foods, kitchen items, and bath and body products.
With more than 40 oils and vinegars to pick from, Green Gate is a playground for both seasoned chefs and budding gourmands. Staffers provide free samples and can make recommendations based on each customer’s taste, cooking style, and chewing technique. Additionally, they empower customers with recipe suggestions and even offer small-group cooking classes.