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chris the bartender Mar 3, 2008 06:29 AM

I know there are many who doubt that true love exists, but I believe I found it with this quaint olive oil shop. I went in for the first time yesterday afternoon. The aroma upon entering is phenominal a pleasure for sure, then followed with a warm greeting from the proprietor. After sampling through the oils I decided on the Chilean Arbosona, it has a great soft aroma of tomato and just an indescript fresh and clean quality and then finishes with a peppery aft. I also purchased the garlic infused dipping oil which was used immediately after to accompany some great cheese and wine that we selected at the Wine Concierge in Allenhurst. My lady was crazy about the pommegranite balsalmic which was very nice and the red apple balsalmic was wonderful, actually I drizzled the red apple balsalmic over some vanilla bean ice cream as a dessert, superb. Even right now I am sitting here with some toasted ciabatta from Balthazar and tasting through the oils again. I reiterate I adore this little shop and will hopefully be attending some olive oil and wine tastings in the future. Cheers!

  1. Eric in NJ Mar 3, 2008 07:26 AM

    I actually made a post about this shop back in November. I'm with you Chris their products are tops. We even had a great gift basket shipped to someone in Florida. You have to try the sherry vinegar Wow!

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      chris the bartender Mar 3, 2008 10:31 AM

      I'm in. I will pick up a bottle on sunday on your rec.

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        NJDolfan Mar 4, 2008 07:50 AM

        Chris great store. I know you cant taste here but, the best place I have found to buy oils and vinegars is Chefs Warehouse.com www.chefswarehouse.com I bought some great stuff from Sicily there. I think they also have cool stuff like Truffles and caviar.

    2. DJMarilyn Mar 5, 2008 04:36 AM

      Can someone post an address to this place? Thanks.

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        Eric in NJ Mar 5, 2008 05:10 AM

        Here's the website.

        http://carterandcavero.com/

      2. val ann c Mar 5, 2008 05:03 AM

        I like that they have some organically grown products. It's a great place to learn. I was amazed at how varied the oils can taste. The owner is a wonderful guide to tasting.

        Carter & Cavero
        19 Monmouth St, Red Bank
        732-219-0506

        1. shabbystorm Jun 8, 2009 01:15 PM

          Stopped in the Red Bank store today, and hear the new store is open in Long Branch.
          Agree with all posts, know it has been here awhile but somehow I missed it until today!

          You can taste everything before you make your selections!

          After traveling in Italy last week, it is great to have a little bit of European culture here in NJ.
          Picked up Blood Orange Olive Oil and Tangerine Balsamic - WOW what a combination! As well as a Red Apple Balsamic and Fig Balsamic - Can't wait to make dinner!!

          Very helpful and kind people!
          Will be back!

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            gailelyson Jun 9, 2009 03:24 AM

            yum, can't wait to try this place, now I am obsessed with finding time to get there!

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              ejdb Jun 15, 2009 06:54 AM

              If you like the pomegranate, try dipping the end of a pizza crust in it. My husband still insists that the kids don't eat the ends, but I know it's just so he can steal them and dip them in the pomegranate balsamic.

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              aklein Jun 9, 2009 04:43 AM

              Picked up Spanish Hojiblanca, fruity with pepper on the back... great on bread, but ideal on grilled fish, other seafood and over greens with sherry vinegar... will be long gone by the time the good jersey tomatoes come out, but that only means another excuse for a tasting visit

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