Boston Olive Oil Company's location on Newbury Street in Boston offers shoppers a taste of the high-end olive oils and vinegars they'll be taking home. Chat with an associate, sample what interests you and take some suggestions to create flavor combinations you'll use in cooking on far more than salads. Get ready to add a twist to your traditional dishes with Boston Olive Oil Company's flavored oils and vinegars: they'll take your typical meal and make it something special.
Fustis and bottles — Photo courtesy of Boston Olive Oil Company
Walking into Boston Olive Oil Company, you'll be met with walls lined with Fustis (stainless steel containers manufactured in Italy) that hold massive amounts of oil and vinegar to maintain their freshness and allow you to taste what's in stock. Each has a spout and tasting cups so that you may fill the small cups with a sip of what is held inside.
While more advanced lovers of olive oil will enjoy the purity of the unflavored oils, novice oil tasters will benefit from a tutorial from the well-versed staff. They're able to explain the ins and outs of oil tasting, and lead you to what may please your palate. You'll walk in new to the oil "tasting bar" experience and exit quite a bit more knowledgeable.
Employees will also happily devise flavor combinations using pairings you never would have imagined but will be happy to be introduced to. Interesting pairings include Persian lime olive oil mixed with chocolate balsamic vinegar and tangerine balsamic vinegar combined with Tuscan herb olive oil. Pair together to dress a salad or create a marinade for meat. Or try separately in one of these preparations:
- Chocolate balsamic to drizzle on ice cream or fresh berries
- Tuscan herb olive oil to coat pasta, along with a touch of parmesan
- Persian lime olive oil to drizzle on fish
- Tangerine vinegar (reduced) to drizzle over a chocolate dessert
Sourcing only the best, Boston Olive Oil Company uses in-season oils from both the northern and southern hemisphere, allowing them to offer an excellent changing selection of products. Because of this, you may not find the same "favorite" on each visit. But you will find something new, and maybe even better than what you had before.
Boston Olive Oil Company operates on a taste first / bottle to order basis, ensuring their customers a quality product every time.
Boston Olive Oil Company's products also make great gifts. They offer reasonable prices for a high-end product (topping out around $20 for a decent sized bottle). You can afford to buy the cook in your life an interesting selection of oils and vinegars that can be used to enhance his/her kitchen game.