- Published on Sunday, 05 August 2012 00:20
- Written by Super User
The Olive Shoppe is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington in the Cotton Exchange.
By: Allen Denning
The Olive Shoppe in the Cotton exchange is all about celebrating the wondrousness of olives. “Today, Olive Oil is quickly becoming America’s most treasured culinary delight.
With amazing health benefits and an unrivaled fresh taste, our gourmet Olive Oils will quickly become your favorite fine dining ingredient and our hand stuffed olives will delight your taste buds and surpass your expectations.” The Olive Shoppe offers a variety of extra virgin olive oils (EVOO), stuffed olives, olive spreads and rich aged balsamic vinegars. “Our gourmet olive oils and hand stuffed olives are specially crafted from around the world and include California, Italy, Greece, Morocco, and Australia. All of our Olive Oils are extra virgin, first, cold pressed, offering you the most flavorful and beneficial oils.”
The best thing about the Olive Shoppe is that you can visit their tasting bar and sample any of the oils in which you are interested. While tasting you can also gain some knowledge on the subject from their friendly staff. “At the Olive Shoppe, we encourage customers to sample our Fabulous Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars at our tasting bar. It’s an experience that will leave you wanting more.” In fact, the whole premise of the Olive Shoppe came from the owners enjoying oil tastings at one of their favorite restaurants. They took that love for sampling fine oils and brought it to the public in a fun and comfortable environment that caters to Olive Oil lovers. You don’t have to be an aficionado to fully enjoy the experience as the Olive Shoppe is always glad to impart their knowledge on the subject to all of their patrons. Even if you are just now starting to use Olive Oils or if you are just looking for some new and exciting flavors to add something different to your favorite dishes, the Olive Shoppe is exactly where you should go!
In addition to their massive selection of oils you will also find other tantalizing treats like their hand stuffed olives. These olives are great in salads, in your martinis or just by themselves! Some favorites include the “Blue Cheese Stuffed Olives,” the “Jalapeno Stuffed Olives,” and the “Spicy Almond Stuffed Olive.” If you are a fan of juicy flavorful olives, you will soon become a frequent shopper at the Olive Shoppe.
Also at the Olive Shoppe you will find a multitude of Rich Aged Balsamic Vinegars. They have your traditional plain Balsamic Vinegars but even more exciting is the selection of delicious flavored vinegars that can add a distinct and unique flavor to your dishes. They have traditional aged balsamic, other varieties you may be familiar with like Blackberry and Strawberry Balsamics, and even a plethora of tasty combinations which you may have never before considered like the Vanilla Bean, Rich Chocolate, and Warm Cinnamon Peach varieties. Like the selection of Olive oils there is a balsamic available to work with any dish you may create!
The Olive Shoppe is located in Historic Downtown Wilmington in the Cotton Exchange at 331 North Front Street, in the hallway right beside the Basics restaurant. They also have another location in Barefoot Landing at Myrtle Beach at 4894 Highway 17 south. Stop in and visit them whenever you happen to be around either area! You can also reach them by phone at (910) 762-1062. If you would like to find out more about the Olive Shoppe or online ordering information please visit them online at BeachOliveOils.com. Their website features a ton of great information about the tasting bars, the oils, olives, and vinegars as well as online ordering to have your favorite oils shipped directly to your home. The website also includes plenty of helpful links to other sites for information about the Health benefits associated with Olive Oils, as well as plenty of recipes to try. You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get all of the latest updates pertaining to the Olive Shoppe. Please be sure to visit the Olive Shoppe in downtown Wilmington and Myrtle Beach. Mention their ad in this newspaper to receive a discount on your purchase!