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Meyer lemon, wild mushroom and sage, cilantro and roasted onion and harissa... what do all of these have in common? They form part of the lineup of the more than 50 infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar flavors at the Olive Oil Taproom, a Richmond business with two locations including one in Short Pump and another in Midlothian.
A foodie's delight, the Olive Oil Taproom offers unlimited free tastings of its olive oil varieties and its premium balsamic vinegars. Maple, blackberry ginger, fig, lavender, espresso and dark chocolate balsamics - to name a few - can be paired with gourmet olive oils for taste sensations. For instance, pair Persian lime olive oil with honey ginger white balsamic to make "The Stir Fry." Mix meyer lemon olive oil with strawberry balsamic to make "The Strawberry Daquiri."
The staff of the the Olive Oil Taproom has educated consumers on the health benefits of olive oil, from polyphenol (anti-oxidants) and oleic acid (anti-inflammatories) levels, for over three years.
Private cocktail-style group events at the Olive Oil Taproom are available Monday to Friday and typically start at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8 p.m. Groups can also be hosted during normal opening hours Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Group events typically start with at least 10 guests and can go up to 20 guests. The Olive Oil Taproom provides salads, appetizers, small tapas plates and two bottles of wine at each party. The event organizer or members can also bring in their own bottles of wine or additional food for the night's event. Music can be played through their speakers and hooked up to a guest's ipod.
Parties are cocktail-style and include Olive Oil Taproom's staff dedicated to answering questions regarding extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegars. Interested guests can learn about the health benefits of extra virgin olive oils or learn what is happening all around the world with olive oil production, harvesting and milling.
Each guest gets to sample and savor all of their 50+ flavors. The food provided is cooked with specialty products in the store.
Send a message through PartyRVA and each person will receive two free 60-ml sampler bottles of his or her choice (excluding the gourmet truffle oils) at the end of the event.
Private groups are $25 per person, which includes food and tasting of all 50+ flavors of oils and vinegars.
"Best olive oils and balsamic vinegars ever. Love it, love it!" - Court B., Facebook
"I think I'm addicted to the Baklouti green chile pepper oil....I need help!!! I put it on everything from pasta to cottage cheese. I even put some in mayonnaise for a sandwich. I going to go try it on a shoe now....wish me luck!!!" - Fred Basl, Facebook
"Wonderful staff. Really enjoyed the experience. So many wonderful flavored and aromas. This stuff is so good it is addictive!" - Amber G., Facebook
"Awesome fun process they have in place to taste 50+ combinations of olive oils and vinegars. Great to start off date night or for presents, etc.... Highly recommend!" - Todd S., Facebook