Olive & Well: "Unique "Avenue" Shop in Oak Park" Top 5 Page for this destination Oak Park Shopping Tip by deecat
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Located in the historic Scoville Square , the Olive & Well offers its customers a tasting experience. The shop specializes in Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars from all over the world. We were introduced to an 18 year old Traditional style Balsamic Vinegars de Modena Italy. The woman who worked with us mixed one of these with a lemon olive oil, and the combination was just fantastic.
These oils come from Northern and Southern hemisphere small-batch groves. The oils are kept in stainless steel tanks that are called Fusti. This is good because light does not reach the oil.
Interestingly, there are small white paper cups stacked beside the Fusti; the oils contained within are labeled so you know what you are tasting. You can combine oils and vinegars together which makes for a really delicious end result.
If you decide to buy a particular oil, you are able to watch it poured from the Fusti into a souvenir bottle.
What to buy: My travel pal, Mickey, purchased a gift box with five different oils [the five top selling oils]. They are packed and a description of each is included. Her purchase was for her sister's birthday. She was quite pleased.
Although these oils and vinegars are expensive [all extra virgin olive oils are expensive], but these are some of the finest and most unique you will ever taste.
Phone: (708) 848-4230
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