Adding gourmet ingredients to a meal makes a commonplace activity feel special, much like brushing your teeth with a sparkler or withdrawing money from an ATM only in $70 bills. Enhance your eating experience with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of oils, vinegars, and more at Midtown Olive Press, located at The Lassiter at North Hills.
Midtown Olive Press stocks a wall-to-wall assemblage of olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars. Sample a recommended EVOO and vinegar pairing or concoct your own fresh blend at the full tasting bar, where take-home selections are bottled and corked to order. Hints of green grass, herbs, and robust pepper resonate in the organic picual oil, which, like a boiling egg's final scream, pleasantly harmonizes with the sound of sauce making or sautéing ($10.50–$28.99). Tunisian blood oranges are fused with chetoui and chemlali olives to create an oil that soothes shy seafood and chicken ($11–$29.99). Traditional 18-year balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy, couples well with sweet flavors ($10–$26.99), while pomegranate balsamic melds sweet and tangy tastes to distinctly accent lamb and duck ($10–$26.99). Midtown also features imported pastas, sauces, stuffed olives, and EVOO- and balsamic-infused chocolates.
- At Midtown Olive Press you can taste everything before you buy and watch your selections being freshly bottled. – Martha, Midtown Lowdown
- Some two dozen varieties of extra virgin olive oil are sold in bottles stamped with the harvest date, so you can be sure what you're getting is fresh. – NewsObserver.com
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