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Mar 2, 2011 08:57 AM

We Olive La Jolla?

Just wondering if anyone has checked out We Olive on Prospect in La Jolla yet. If so, I'm curious to know if you've found any particularly noteworthy product there. Enquiring minds want to know!

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  1. Checking it out this weekend. Someone told me they sell saffron salt which sounds intriguing.

    1. Do they sell aged balsamic vinegars?
      I'm on a fig balsamic kick right now and the stuff I get from Santa Barbara area is fab..
      Los Olivos is some good stuff.

      Chicka..saffron salt sounds delicious.

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      1. re: Beach Chick

        BC, have you checked out the folks at Baker and Olive in Encinitas? They have a great aged 18 year basalmic, which forms the base for most all of their other infused basalmics including their fig, which is a store recommendation.

        1. re: cgfan

          No, I haven't...thanks for the reminder cg!
          I love the flavor of the fig...

          1. re: Beach Chick

            If you do go make sure you try out their non-infused 18 yo - it's exceptionally balanced and complex with much of the flavor of dark simmered fruit and prunes.

            Their infused BVs are wonderful, but as their common base their non-infused BV delivers so much that that's the only BV that I've yet to bring back home from their shop.

          2. re: cgfan

            My sister and I went there this weekend and were really impressed with their 18 year balsamic - the basic one as well as the various infusions. It made me realize how bad some of the balsamic vinegar I've had really is.

            Thanks for this recommendation!

            1. re: Pentagarn

              No problem - glad you liked it!

              I think their 18 year BV's a real winner too. I'm almost tempted to decant my bottle into a smaller cruet for use as I think it's more fitting to its quality.

        2. Stopped in We Olive on Saturday, what a beautiful little shop. Selling all kinds of olive oils, different infused flavors from several sources by bottle and pour-your-own-bulk. Every kind of vinegar you can imagine, condiments, dips, spreads, flavored sea salts, olive oil soaps and beauty products, artisan crackers and bacon jam!. We bought Onion Blossom Horseradish dip, lip balm, moisturizing hand cream, olive oil grapefruit soap, truffle and saffron sea salts and refillable bottles of their fresh garlic olive oil and Myer lemon extra virgin olive oil.

          They have done a terrific job of remodeling the space and have added a small back terrace with french doors that opens out to a beautiful ocean view. I think that is where they will be putting the wine bar soon.

          Worth a stop if you are in the area.

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          1. re: foodiechick

            My kind of place...Meyer lemon EVO..truffle and saffron sea salts..
            Wine bar soon..sweet!

            1. re: foodiechick

              Thanks for the report fc -- my wife and I were going to stop in yesterday on our Village walk, but they closed 5 minutes before we got there. We'll definitely try again.

              1. re: foodiechick

                What? You went and they had bacon jam and you didn't buy any? Market research girl, market research...the onion blossom horseradish dip and meyer lemon olive oil do sound great!

              2. I love this store, I had been to their original location in Paso Robles and always wished for something like it in San Diego. I was very happy

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                1. re: Davediego

                  What's your favorite olive oil there?

                2. Love the wine bar. They offer California wines by the taste, glass or bottle as well as a few craft beers in bottles. Was very pleased to see that they stock some different whites other than the traditional California Chardonnay (which I'm not a fan of). My current favorite white there is their Gruner Veltliner.