Where to get new harvest olive oil?
Where can you get new harvest 2012-2013 olive oil in Seattle? I’m much less concerned about the country or region of origin than the freshness and overall quality of the oil. I’ve been frustrated by the lack of harvest date on most bottles, so I was hoping a good purveyor could help steer me in the right direction. Any help you could provide would be much appreciated!
The Nov/Dec 2012 Kirkland brand Toscano is available at Costco. Don't know how it compares to the more expensive brands but get good reviews.
There is a shop on Queen Anne hill called Olive OIL that sells at least 30 different olive oils from bulk containers - including 'new oils' from several countries.
You can taste them ALL before purchasing as well.
They also have infused oils, varying grades of Balsamic (bulk as well), salts, jams and pestos.
Top of the hill on QA Ave. I haven't been yet, but have heard raves!
I haven't really looked recently but I would immediately think of DeLaurenti or Spanish Table.
1426 Western Ave Seattle, WA 98101
1435 1st Ave Seattle, WA 98101
I haven't been to Big John's PFI for awhile (mentioned by paqpin). I always forget about them down there in SoDo. As I recall though they have a ton of olive oils.
11Olives has California olive oil. The website lists harvest dates. It looks like the current batch was harvested December 2012. http://www.11olives.com/oliveoil.html
Here is some information on Queen Anne Olive Oil.
Costco has Olio Nuovo a November 2012 harvest California olive oil for $7.99 per liter and it's really good. Has a nice grassy, vegetal taste and creamy mouth feel and the finish is pretty smooth. Much less bite than the Tuscan.