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ISO oils and vinegars

freia | Mar 21, 2012 10:55 AM

...and not just any oils and vinegars! I was in the US on the weekend and found that a current trend is shops that specialize in imported olive oils, specialty nut oils, and balsamic vinegars on tap. As in, you can taste every single one prior to buying. You make your selection and your choice is decanted into a bottle and heat sealed. I purchased a fabulous balsamic vinegar, a raspberry balsamic vinegar, a cinnamon balsamic vinegar, olive oil from Puglia, apple cider vinegar and toasted sesame seed oil. The selection was amazing, with alot of infused oils and vinegars that I hadn't tried before. It was nice to sample and then purchase exactly what I wanted instead of taking a chance. And according to the owner, the infused olive oils are done through pressing the infusions with the olives as opposed to soaking the infusions in oil for a period of time. It was pretty apparent as the infused oils (from California, mostly) were clear and very, very flavorful (aka waaay different from what you see when you purchase the bottles of olive oil with rosemary twigs in them, for example).
SO, my question is...do any on-tap olive oil and vinegar shops exist in Toronto?
:)

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