I was there with a group of friends from my book club to visit The Queen Ann Olive Oil Company which one of our members, and my good friend, had recently acquired.
I had only visited an olive oil store once before and I had never been to a sampling. I was not disappointed. There were dozens of different flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars. What a fun and tasty place! Of course, there were non food items as well.
After that we were able to do some tasting. The choices were amazing! I was most interested in the flavored oils.
Each container let us know in detail about that oil and how to use it as well as, what to pair it with. After several tastings, I chose this Herbes De Provence and paired it with Neapoliton Balsamic. I think it's going to go great on chicken and roasted vegetables.
After our shopping was done we all walked around the block for lunch. (Yes, I walked, but with a cane.) After all that tasting, what did I choose but a chopped salad with oil and vinegar dressing of course!
When lunch was over my friend and I stayed a little longer in Seattle and she took me up to Kerry Park which has a gorgeous view overlooking the city. Once again I was really missing my good camera.
The clouds were rolling back in and it was windy and cold, so we ended our day with visit to a local coffee house. My friend had a Turkish coffee while I indulged in a flavored latte served in a real cup! I was impressed when it arrived and complimented my barista. This wasn't the local Starbucks by any means. I guess this is the city life. whoo hoo!!
I hope you enjoyed my little tour of Queen Ann and the Olive Oil Company. Please feel free to leave a note and let me know you stopped by, and if you have some suggestions on how you use olive oils or balsamic vinegars I can't wait to hear them. Have a Blessed Day. Adieu!