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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Olive oil tasting

I've met so many new bloggers! I love that everyone is so friendly and nice. I can be rather shy in public so it's nice when other bloggers introduce themselves to me! Andrea came over and introduced herself and she is fabulous! We had a great time eating Street food last night.

By the way, I have decided to officially NOT count purchases made during Foodbuzz Festival weekend towards the November challenge. I realize that may sound like cheating, but I'm only cheating on myself so whatever. Come sunday afternoon, we'll be back to the challenge. (We've only spent $35 so far at Foodbuzz so not too bad!)

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Andy and I slept in this morning and walked over to the Hotel Vitale for our Olive Oil Tasting with Chef Michael Tuohy.

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We've been walking 3-4 miles a day. It's fabulous. I'm glad we are getting some exercise because the eats have been over the top! (in a good way of course!)

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We had 6 different olive oils to sample.

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And a bottle of Olio Nuovo to take home. Which translates to new oil, it's from 2009. Looks like it was bottled this week!

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Granny Smith Apples to clear the palate between oil samples and some crusty bread just because.

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Sniff, swirl, slurp and sip! Just like wine tasting.

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The presentation was great. We learned a lot about olive oil. I really didn't know anything about the different varieties of olives so this was all new to me.

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Put the cup in your hand to warm it a bit. Olive oil taste test are best at 70 degrees. Remember to swirl as well.

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Sniff

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I mean really get your nose in there and sniff! What's the first thing you notice when you smell? I struggled with this. My nose fails.

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But you know, I get an "A" for effort. I smelled sea salt and butter. Some olive oils smelled fruity and sweet.

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Don't bother me, I'm swirling!

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The oils from Spain, France, Tuscany, Sicily, California and I forget the 6th one.

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I have tons more to post but we're on our way to do more fun things! :)

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4 Comments:

At November 7, 2009 at 1:06 PM , Blogger Lindsay said...

That sounds like so much fun! I'm terrible at being able to pick out different flavors when I'm tasting!

 
At November 7, 2009 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Jenny said...

oh how fun! and girl you are totally not cheating - the festival is a once in a lifetime chance.. go big!

 
At November 7, 2009 at 4:07 PM , Blogger Andy said...

it should be pointed out for all you top chef fans...kevin from top chef used to be the chef de cuisine(i think) for michael touhy at woodfire grill(i think) in atlanta. which kevin is now the executive chef(i think) at. so, he is pretty much an amazing chef and its amazing to learn about from(or anything for that matter) from experts, masters, and people willing to share.

and i love LOVE top chef. and kevin. go beard!

 
At November 8, 2009 at 6:30 PM , Anonymous Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

*smooches* Love you guys! And your posts about the fest are awesome. I can't wait until we can hang out again at some point (because we will, oh we so will). :D

 

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