OLIO DELLA DONNA Olive Oil Tasting This event has sold out. If you would like to be added to the backup list in the event of cancelations please email Chuck Nix at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sunday, February 26th at 4 PM $70 per seat – RSVP Required to Attend On Sunday, February 26th we will have a very special Olive Oil & Wine Tasting for you. Elaine Trigiani business owner, food instructor, and certified olive oil master is coming all the way from Tuscany, Italy, to introduce her Piero Tuscan field-blend olive oil and laStoria Sicilian blend olive oil from her 2022 harvest. We are thankful to host Elaine as she offers a tasting consisting of 4 courses, 2 olive oils, and 4 wines to match. Elaine will share olive oil basics, she will walk you through how each oil compliments and enhances the paired appetizers, along with the wines selected by BRAVO! sommelier Chuck Nix. To reserve your seats click on the “Save My Spot” button to the left and Chuck will contact you to confirm your seats. And, so the experience can follow you home, Elanie is bringing extra bottles for sale! Super high-quality olive oil from Tuscany and Sicily. We chose ideal production zones in each region and together work with organic farmers to keep the soil healthy, and the trees happy and to protect the olives from the dreaded fruit fly; we fret just a little bit when it doesn’t rain. Each fall healthy olives are picked and milled within hours in technologically advanced mills. Expert millers tweak the mill for each batch depending on variables like the olive varieties, ripeness level, and external temperature. Our goal is to extract the oil in perfect condition, with balanced, complex aromas and flavors, and to showcase the characteristics of the olive varieties traditionally grown in different regions. Olio Della Donna olives are certified organic, collaborators are paid a fair wage, and bottles and boxes are sustainably produced. Tuscan Olio – Piero Tuscan Field Blend A field blend of organic Frantoio, Moraiolo, Leccino, and other olive varieties indigenous to the Florentine hills of Tuscany. Medium intensity with complex aromas of artichoke, arugula, and fresh-cut grass, balanced bitterness, and spiciness contribute to its harmonic persistence. An homage to Piero Dogolini, a self-sufficient Tuscan farmer from the last century who made his olive oil just like we do. He pruned carefully (saving the cuttings for firewood), farmed organically to help the trees produce good fruit and then took his olives to a technologically advanced mill because he believed that was the way to make the best tasting oil that keeps its flavor (and health benefits) the longest. Thanks, Piero! Label art Donna Di Schiena Rita Pedullà, 2014, courtesy of the artist. Sicilian Olio – laStoria Sicilian Blend A blend of organic Nocellara del Belice and Biancolilla olives goes into this exuberant oil with lots of fruity, tomatoey perfumes, a full, round body, and a little bit of bright spice. The history, Storia, of this project is reflected in this oil, made in the Belice valley in the interior of northwest Sicily, where it all started back in the 1700s, in the groves of Contrada della Donna. A more recent, slightly scathing, remark from my aunt in Sicily kickstarted this project: You don’t buy olive oil, you make it. After making award-winning olive oils with a farm in Tuscany I’m producing my own Olio della Donna. Thanks, Francesca! Label art Sun Andrew Bucci, 1993, courtesy of Andrew Bucci Art LLC.