Saturday, March 8, 2014


a glimpse into the kitchen of the 2014 Sochi Olympics
With the Sochi winter Olympics feeling like a distant memory we want to bring you back the kitchen of the USA team. Here John Crisafulli (president of Behind the Scenes Catering Events) has been in search for the finest ingredients to use in Sochi Russia for the 2014 winter Olympic season. Since 2000,Crisafulli has been in charge of sourcing the food he uses to feed 3,000 hungry United States and Canadian media and athletic members for all the Olympic games. It is Crisafulli’s goal to source the food he prepares locally but with Sochi being such a small town it was difficult to source that amount of volume in one area.
Instead Crisafulli decided to search for quality ingredients a little closer to home, which lead him to Veronica Foods. Gourmet Oil & Vinegar’s supplier, Veronica Foods, specializes in Ultra Premium Olive Oil, he decided to source a great deal of products directly from Veronica Foods.

“The oils are one of the biggest hits in the commissary” Crisafulli said. “It’s our first time with infused vinegars and the people have raved about them. People are trying to eat healthier and organic, and since we have fresh fruits and vegetables, it’s a great compliment.”
In the end he sent over 46 shipping containers that included 30 varieties from Veronica Foods to Sochi for the 2014 Olympic season.

“He is very serious about quality,” Leah Bradley of Veronica Foods explained. “It’s an honor to have been selected.”

And we are honored to bring you the same products right her to St Louis Park, MN. Now we can all eat like an Olympian.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


There’s no reason to waste

There’s nothing more frustrating then tipping a bottle of oil or vinegar over to add that delicate and well-needed flavor to your favorite recipe when not just a small spoonful pours out but instead half the bottle. That in itself can wreck the best of all recipes.

So instead of pouring ever so slowly and cautiously try using one of reusable pour spouts. These perfect pour spouts will not only stop the guzzling but also reduce the dripping down the side of the bottle dramatically.

At Gourmet Oil&Vinegar we offer 2 different types of pour spouts to make your gourmet experience more enjoyable. Ask about them at your next visit, or check them out at our online store.

Friday, September 20, 2013


The art of tasting and selecting the perfect EVOO

When it comes to finding the true “extra virgin” olive oil we have seen a few common mistakes customers make when finding an olive oil (so many that if you want more, we recommend Tom Mueller’s book Extra Virginity). The words Extra Virgin Olive Oil can be found in almost any grocery store but not all are held up to the same standards so we recommend you follow these guild lines the next time you look for an Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO).

Thursday, August 29, 2013


Ptts!... something tasty is just around the corner

When it comes to snacking we actually get really (really) excited to share a recipe that is both tasty as well as healthy for those (like ourselves) that can’t stop from snacking on a tasty treat! Our Spicy Cocoa Pecans aren’t just any old pecan snack but instead a sweet and spicy gourmet delight that always seems to steals the spotlight!