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Taste-Test: Artisanal Oils and Vinegars

Want to elevate a simple meal into a next-level culinary adventure? Explore the world beyond plain olive oil and balsamic vinegars. Join us at the tasting area of our Bulk Foods section in one of our six Puget Sound locations and tap into a world of high-quality artisanal oils and vinegars that’ll bring creative pops of flavor to anything you serve.

Here you can try all kinds of olive oils and balsamic vinegar, from pure extra-virgin olive and barrel-aged balsamic, to oils and vinegars infused with flavors – onions, citrus fruits, exotic herbs and fresh berries.

Try as many olive oils and vinegars as you like. Choose your favorite if you’re decisive or choose a few if you like to experiment, like we do.

Fill a reusable bottle with each of your must-tries and start imagining the endless possibilities. Baste your roast beef with a bourbon-flavored balsamic one night. Toss a fresh green salad with blackberry vinegar and chive-infused extra virgin olive oil the next. Toss your sheet pan veggies with an olive oil that’s infused with garlic or shallot, or chili pepper. Whisk up your own signature BBQ marinade. Drizzle a few drops of lemon-flavored oil over a chicken, fish or veggie entrée to finish the presentation. Try a splash of fruity balsamic with one of our sweet local ice creams.

Try an infused balsamic on this classic Caprese Salad. Or an infused olive oil for this Green Rice Salad. Play with oil and vinegar flavors in some of your own go-to recipes and change up your regular repertoire a little.

The really cool thing is, you don’t have to purchase any more than you need for the recipe (or the experiment) you have in mind. Why not expand your oil and vinegar experience and try more than one? Visit our stores throughout the Seattle area and Bainbridge Island to experience a variety of unique flavor profiles.

And if you’re craving more bold flavors, check out some of our “flavor-ite” bold recipes for spring.

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