Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil at a gourmet food blog from New York

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oil at a gourmet food blog from New York

May 20, 2016

In case you forgot the memo, Mother’s Day is coming soon (May 8th or 3 Sundays away from publication)! If you haven’t gotten or made anything for your mom, here’s some stylish or cool ideas for her.

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The Olivique is a Spanish Mediterranean extra virgin olive oil brand produced in The Old Monastery of El Bercial de San Rafael. They create four different varieties of olive oils that vary in range of flavors (from peppery, spicy to fruity) and serve different purposes for a dish that you would cook or drizzle on your food. All were delicious to cook and eat.

These are some of  the other products reviewed:

You can’t go wrong with giving your mom a bottle of fine Perrier-Jouët Champagne Brut Champagne. Notes of lemon, lime and fresh pear on the spice-tinged nose. Dry, offering tangy citrus fruit flavors and a touch of white pepper. Shows good clarity and bite on the finish, which leaves a bitter quinine note behind. This is great to have it served simply straight or paired with raw fish and shellfish.

Chivas Regal and Jameson Irish Whiskey is great if she likes her drinks strong and flavorful without the frilly bubbles.

Chivas Regal 12-Year is a blended scotch with flavors of caramel, overripe dark fruit, a light nuttiness and vanilla make up the bulk of the initial nose. Give it a moment or three to open up and some mild notes of graham, dark honey, an ambiguous sweetness. A bit of spice pops up and mixes with a bit of dark honey, overripe citrus and overripe dark fruit. A light sweet malt, vanilla, red licorice and wood move about with a touch of cocoa. This scotch has some smoke and a light alcoholic burn and it lingers for a little while. It’s a good, middle-of-the-road scotch.

Jameson is triple distilled Irish whiskey, compared to the typical 2x distilled of Scotland and America, which gives it more of a light clean flavor. Overall, Jameson is a tasty whiskey that I enjoy for what it is. It’s not my first choice neat, but on the rocks it’s nice and as a mixer it’s excellent.

Ruby Zaar Baked is an artisan brand for cookies. What makes them stand out is their use of ethically sourced and fair trade chocolate (from Guittard), baked in small batches, and the cookies’ flavors are globally or nostalgically inspired. These cookies are delicious and each cookie contains a lot of ingredients (like the Midnight Train to Georgia cookie that has peach, pecans and maple, it’s heavily studded with pecans).


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