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New Olive-Oil only store in The Arboretum?

chascates Nov 23, 2009 11:31 AM

Just heard a mention about it on KMFA. Said they specialized in olive oils and vinegars but I was too slow to write down their name or web site. Anybody been there?

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    phoeniciansailor RE: chascates Nov 23, 2009 01:16 PM

    Saw this place today, it's by Restoration Hardware. Didn't go in, however. Looked like it might be too pricey for me, but that's just a feeling.

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      Rarebit RE: phoeniciansailor Dec 5, 2009 02:47 PM

      I went in there today. Nice friendly people and very reasonable prices. Virtually everything, excluding the truffle oils was under $20 a bottle and it's great fun to taste the different balsamics and olive oils

    2. dinaofdoom RE: chascates Nov 23, 2009 02:38 PM

      well, i checked to see if it was an o & co., as i am familiar with their boutiques.
      but, it's not.
      hopefully it's a local business-- that area totally needs more of that.

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        TaseT RE: chascates Nov 24, 2009 06:33 AM

        It could be Con' Olio is moving from the Arboretum to the Domain... They sell vinegars and olive oil.

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          chascates RE: TaseT Nov 24, 2009 11:01 AM

          That's it. Thanks

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            ConOlio RE: TaseT Apr 11, 2010 07:15 AM

            We are planning on staying in the Arboretum location for a long time and not looking to move to the Domain. We are a local Austin business and definitely not a chain, although we got our idea originally from an Oil & Vinegar Boutique in Paris.

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              Cooking4Four RE: ConOlio Jun 17, 2010 10:43 AM

              so happy that the Domain hasn't killed business at the Arboretum!

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            sheroxwithfood RE: chascates Nov 29, 2009 06:59 PM

            You know there is Bella Vista Ranch in Wimberley which has olive oil tastings and balsamic vineger tastings during the week. It is the only olive orchard in central Texas.

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              snakesplanes RE: sheroxwithfood Apr 11, 2010 10:40 AM

              went out there in the fall. Owner was very informative, had a very interesting tour overall. I was hungover as hell but he kept me hooked. The olive oil of course was tasty. If you're out that way check it out. You'll learn a lot.

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              NYFoodSnob RE: chascates Jun 15, 2010 04:27 PM

              It's Con' Olio. We went in and loved the concept. Prices are good and the selection is reasonable. What's up with tasting though? Tasting olive oil or vinegar out of a little cup is bizarre. How about providing some bread?

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                taliesin15 RE: NYFoodSnob Jun 16, 2010 10:45 AM

                I have to agree with you on that--what are you supposed to do, taste and spit?! All the places that sample EVOO and fine vinegars in town (Central Market, WF, the sadly departed Grapevine) provide bread or crackers at least--not just as a media, but for palette cleansing...hard to believe if they aren't using bread because they want to save money, I sure hope that's not the case...

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                  jtc07 RE: taliesin15 Jun 17, 2010 07:58 AM

                  We do agree bread and crackers should be available everyday. If they were not, then we ran out for the day and we do apologize. Although we do encourage tasting directly from the tasting cups because the bread and crackers will alter the flavor. When sampling fresh olive oil it is important not to mask the flavor in order to experience the wide variety of tastes available. In the International Olive Oil Tasting competition tasting is strictly from sampling glasses for this reason.

              2. dinaofdoom RE: chascates Jun 18, 2010 09:10 PM

                i went a few weeks ago and we had a hard time deciding on the balsamics.
                there were crackers and bread for tasting, but we preferred to just sip from the miniature cups to get a better idea of the individual tastes.
                the fruit vinegars were wonderful, like the blueberry, but the vanilla was really special.
                the infused olive oils are also really perfect for summer cooking but we splurged on a black truffle one because it was just so damn good.

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                  emna RE: chascates Oct 9, 2010 02:51 PM

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                  simply, help us promote the page by suggesting it to all your friends and send an email when they finish responding, include the address where you wish to receive your oil and the number of friends you managed to make them like the terradelyssa page.

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                  PLEASE post comments and reviews on the TerraDelyssa page after you receive your oil and enjoy it at home.
                  recipes and other "Terradelyssa" usage suggestions will be highly appreciated and extremely helpful to keep the page interesting.
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