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Olive Oil 101

The Art of Olive Oil Tasting With Leaning Ladder Tasting Boutique

Leaning Ladder is flooded with premium olive oils, balsamic vinegars, and Italian pantry staples galore. Our team experienced firsthand the intricate process of sampling various olive oils. Leaning Ladder's olive oil sommeliers know how to pair suitable olive oils with the right food and can advise on the best way to use olive oil in cooking.

If you are on the search for the perfect oil to roast potatoes or marinate chicken, they have the perfect potion. The dramatic difference each olive oil possesses is fascinating, and we are excited to share the complex art of the Leaning Ladder sampling experience. 

We began the tasting with a Basil Infused Olive Oil. As instructed, we warmed the glass by cupping it and kept the bottom of our hands around the oil to slightly warm it up, bringing out the oil's fragrance. Then, we covered the glass while swirling to keep in the aroma. As scents arose from the glass, we were awakened to notes of fresh herbs layered with a mild buttery scent. We swallowed and waited for the oil's aftertaste- healthy, fresh and savory.

Next, we sampled the Kaimana Lychee White Balsamic Vinegar. A delightfully aromatic vinegar, reminiscent of tangy citrus notes. The refreshingly tart-sweet flavor awakened our senses and instantly became a favorite. As instructed, we mixed and swirled the Basil Infused Olive Oil with the Kaimana Lychee White Balsamic Vinegar, and our lunchtime salads are no longer boring as it has become a pantry staple.

The rest of our sampling session consisted of trying an Aged Dark Espresso Balsamic, perfect for desserts, and the Ginger and Black Garlic Infused Olive Oil that brings to perfection any at-home stir fry. Tasting olive oil is an art, and Leaning Ladder Tasting Boutique offers this unique experience. 

Leaning Ladder's olive oil sommeliers know how to pair suitable olive oils with the right food and can advise on the best way to use olive oil in cooking.

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