In '02, hubby and I had a great time at this tapas bar called Bambule in Friendship Heights. Sadly, I don't live in D.C. anymore, and it's closed now anyway. The most memorable thing about the meal, in my opinion, was the olive oil that we dipped our bread in. It tasted fruity, light, and had a great peppery bite. It didn't taste old, stale, and heavy.
I want to find an olive oil like that, but I'm tired of wasting my money at the grocery stores for something that looks promising but tastes and smells like rancid motor oil. Every time I turn around, there's a new one out. I don't know which to choose, plus the reports on adulterated oil don't make it any easier.
Any suggestions? I love fresh bread dipped in olive oil. Please help.