If you try something new, you might really enjoy it, even if it's filling balloons with Hot Wheels and throwing them off a bridge to see if they'll float. Try a slew of unique olive oils and vinegars with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a private olive-oil tasting with wine and hors d’oeuvres for up to 10 people, plus 10% off purchases at The True Olive Connection (up to a $200 value).
The True Olive Connection's selection of high-quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars from around the world vivifies palates within a retail boutique equipped with a tasting room. Form a posse of up to 10 friends to enjoy the tears of firmly pressed olives while swilling vino and tossing back an array of hors d’oeuvres. Knowledgeable staffers will explain how the nuances of butter and asparagus found in the Arbosana robusto oil ($15) are ideal for dipping bread. Gourmet oils including the porcini ($30) and roasted french walnut ($15) souse taste buds with earthy flavors, and fused olive oils make mouths tango to the fiery beat of chipotle ($15) and harissa hot ($15) essences. Or explore the selection of aged balsamic vinegars, including the pleasantly tang and mildly sweet dark chocolate ($15), which customers can use to enrich vanilla gelato or to shape their cats hair into a flavorsome mohawk.
The True Olive Connection will also offer 10% off any purchases, so guests can pack their shopping bags with enough premium oil to transform gatherings into memorable recipe swaps and slip ‘n’ slides into ultimate body shoots.
106 Lincoln St.
Santa Cruz, California 95060