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Lucques Olives

OliverB | | Jan 7, 2012 09:10 AM

I forgot to mention in the cocktail thread that I found these at Les Douceurs du Marché at Atwater a few weeks ago. They only come in once a year, and if you've never tried them before - they're unlike any other olive you'll ever taste! They come from the Hérault region in the Languedoc-Roussillon of South France and are only harvested in the fall, so they aren't easily available year-round. They're medium sized crescent moon shaped and are seriously the best olives you'll find! They have a really crisp, meaty, firm and bright green flesh, and a super flavorful buttery sweetness to them. They're meant to be eaten as they come, so not just a martini topper; although they'll really take it to church! Perfect for thin sliced charcuteries and apéritifs, or just eaten on their own- they're seriously addictive! I realize now that I probably should have safely stocked up on a few more jars before posting this thread.