Renowned for their refined flavorings, gourmet olive oils can liven up salad more subtly than a lettuce-wired defibrillator. Up your kitchen's elegant ante with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of olive oil, vinegar, and gourmet gifts at Green Gate Olive Oils in Pinehurst.
Green Gate Olive Oils' shelves teem with its eponymous elixirs culled from around the world, along with high-quality vinegars and gourmet groceries and gifts. Stainless-steel Italian fustis preserve the delicate flavors of more than 40 olive oils ($10.99–$14.99), such as fruity Californian Ascalano ($14.99), robust Chilean Frantoio ($14.99), and organic Tuscan-style extra-virgin oil ($14.99). Herbs, spices, and produce infuse an array of flavored olive oils, such as garlic ($14.99), chipotle ($14.99), and eureka lemon ($16.99), with notes of meyer lemons and the aromatics of scientific discovery. Natural strawberry essence complements 12-year balsamic vinegar ($14.99), and thick, rich dark-chocolate balsamic vinegar ($14.99) invigorates mole sauce and similarly sugared recipes with its sweet and tangy flavor.
Green Gate's team of oil aces guide customers between the fustis, offering pairing advice and free samples before pouring patrons' selections into bottles or hollowed out copies of Wuthering Heights. Guests can navigate Green Gate’s store of toothsome recipes in search of the perfect dish, or run salivating eyes across pastas, chocolates, and jams from around the world.
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.