Olive oil is essential for flavoring Italian cuisine, moistening crusty bread sticks, and transforming a common playground slide into the neighborhood's hottest squirrel luge. Stock up for all your gourmet greasing needs with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of gourmet olive oils, pastas, and more at Oh, Olive!, located in Libertyville.
Oh, Olive! livens any meal with its unique pallet of aged vinegars from Modena and a flavorful lineup of Delizia olive oils, freshly sourced from estates across the Mediterranean. Dip bread crusts, fingers, or an obliging stranger's risotto toupee into a dish of mushroom and sage olive oil](http://gr.pn/haACac) ($15.95). Or craft your own edible oil vessel from some of Oh, Olive!'s Rossi pasta products, before dousing sails in the Galena Garlic Company black Hawaiian sea-salt spice mix ($6.95), which adds a rich, nutty flavor to pork, fish, and steak, and teaches taste buds to hula. Once you've greased your gastronomic gears, soothe squealing sweet teeth with Tiesta crème au chocolat tea ($12.95), or the exotic chocolate tagliarini, a decadent dessert pasta made with rich, dark cocoa powder and finished with a spicy kiss of cabernet sauvignon ($5.95). Many items are available for in-store sampling, where you can also find pages of signature recipes to try in your home, or the home of your favorite sauté pan.
Oh, Olive! was featured in the Daily Herald.
When faced with lemons—or many other fruits—the proprietors of Oh, Olive! don't contemplate lemonade. Instead, they envision freshly pressed batches of extra-virgin olive oil, such as their tangy Eureka-lemon variant. The family-run shops specialize in this flexible condiment and stock their shelves with estate-produced Delizia oils. Their catalog covers both plain and fused types with flavors that range from the spicy notes of chipotle peppers to the sweetness of blood oranges, a fitting complement to cuts of chicken and fish. They also vend balsamic vinegars from Modena, Italy. Fruits feature heavily in the imported collection, which includes pomegranate, blackberry-ginger, and cinnamon-pear vinegars in addition to a dark-chocolate infusion and the 18-year balsamic—a traditional vinegar aged in oak barrels and given a high-school diploma.
Often, the staff members don't separate the acts of purchasing and cooking with their wares. They prefer to interact with customers and host tastings, classes, and contests to encourage innovative recipes. Amid more than 60 kinds of oil and vinegar, Oh, Olive! sells meal add-ons as well. Tiesta Tea produces soothing, toasty brews, and stuffed olives contain hidden servings of jalapeños, sharp cheddar, and asparagus.
606 N Milwaukee Ave.
Libertyville, Illinois 60048