Olives, like walks across a desert island, are best enjoyed when you don’t encounter pits. Enjoy pit-free flavors with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of olive oils and balsamic vinegars at Mountain Town Olive Oil, with locations in Salt Lake City and Park City.
More than 20 gourmet olive oils and 15 high-quality Italian balsamic vinegars fill the shelves of Mountain Town Olive Oils, imported from small-batch producers from all over the world. Thyme and bay-leaf notes fill the herbes de provence extra-virgin olive oil, made from picholine olives ($15.50), and chipotle olive oil pairs the flavor of fire-roasted jalapeños with the smokiness of chipotle peppers ($15.50), all enhanced with an infusion of traditional Mexican spices. An assortment of flavorful specialty oils ($17.95+), transfixes palates such as the artisanal Italian white-truffle olive oil ($34.95) and its photonegative twin, black-truffle olive oil ($31.95). Meanwhile, rich oil made from Australian barnea olives ($15.50) captures the flavor of creamy butter and can serve as a substitute when drizzled over popcorn, paired with bread, or spread across a dry slip ‘n' slide.
In terms of balsamic vinegars, a hint of licorice runs through the black currant balsamic, creating a sweet base for vinaigrettes and enhancing the flavors in pork, duck, and the shot glass one drinks it from, and the traditional 18-year balsamic ($14.95) pairs amicably with cheeses, cured meats, and fresh fruits. Mountain Town’s helpful staff is happy to guide shoppers through taste tests, allowing them to sample wares before purchasing them by the bottle or trunkful.
Mountain Town Olive Oil
Mountain Town Olive Oil provides cooks an alternative to cooking butter with extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), a much healthier and more flavorful option. Visiting EVOO connoisseurs will find a a wide range of specialty olive oils. Many are tinged with unusual flavors: lemon, harissa, basil, and, for the staunch traditionalist, even butter. The same is true of gourmet and balsamic vinegars—try the black cherry, cinnamon pear, or dark chocolate vinegars for proof.