41 Olive is a specialty store that is lined, wall to wall, with a huge variety (41 to be exact) of flavored extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars. If you are a lover of oil and vinegar, this is a place to check out. The most amazing part, besides the variety of options to chose from and free sampling with bread, is the ability to mix and match flavors to make something unique and fabulous. This place is amazing and to die for, and if you ask me, the price is worth it. Definitely makes for a great gift for someone (or even yourself, hehe).
We bought the smaller sample sizes (for now, cough!) which seem to only be available in store. It was a hard decision, but we finally decided on 2 oils and 2 vinegars.
1. Cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar
2. Pomegranate balsamic vinegar
3. Organic persian lime olive oil
4. Meyer lemon olive oil
So far, i've only tried these on salad, but you can use them to marinate chicken or fish or just have them with bread alone.
The mixes we've made are:
1 and 4; cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar with meyer lemon olive oil
2 and 3; Persian lime olive oil with pomegranate balsamic vinegar.
So, if you ever find yourself making your way to this store or even buying online, try these options if you can't make up your mind. I promise you'll love them.