During the summer we hosted an instore olive oil tasting evening with Sarah & Olive, a new Dublin based business specialising in very special extra virgin olive oils. The woman behind it, Sarah Merrigan, is a chef who lived in Barcelona for years and she is working with some of the best producers in the business to bring a curated selection of amazing oils from Andalucia to Dublin. They've all won a slew of prizes and awards including best in the world
It’s not the kind of event we do very often, so we weren’t sure what to expect. Sarah promised to guide us through a tasting of 6 prize-winning oils and have us taste each one in dishes she’d prepared. We wondered if we’d be able to tell the difference? Would it be, well, too oily? It wasn't, it was awesome - beyond delicious - and very informative.
We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting another tasting event on Wednesday 4 September @ 6.30pm. If, like us, you like good food and would like to know how to recognise a good olive oil and learn how to use it to make simple food great then this is the event for you.
It turns out that like any good wine or cheese, a well-made extra virgin olive oil has its own distinct terroir, taste and aroma. We stock four of Sarah's oils and they are all different. Sarah's tasting notes and food pairing suggestions are on the website to help you choose between them. Better yet, come along on Wednesday 4th and get the lowdown yourself and eat some tasty bites as Sarah guides us through the tasting. Space is limited in the shop so do RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to come along. See you there!
Have a great Sunday,