staying in rochester : f. olivers

When my parents were here last weekend we ate lunch at Magnolia’s and then wandered down Park Ave to F. Oliver’s, purveyor of flavor-infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

After the WONDERFUL store employee showed us around and let us sample a thousand different combinations…my Mom and I decided to get two bottles and then split them at home: Orchard Ripe Red Apple and Farmstand Strawberry.

I can tell you with confidence that these bottles are no longer half-full. They are now almost three-quarters empty.

Because OH MY WORD…this stuff is incredible!

I love many things about these vinegars, and let me tell you about a few of them: First, I love it that what is on the label is what is in the bottle. There is no Red #5 or Strawberry Flavor in the Farmstand Strawberry, there is just pure strawberry goodness infused into a smooth balsamic vinegar. And that’s another thing I love – these aren’t your runny, grocery store vinegars – these guys have body and heft. They’re almost closer to a reduction in consistency without being quite so syrupy. They also don’t have the bite of traditional vinegars, so they taste AMAZING as-is over salads, pastas, ice cream, straight from the bottle, etc.

And don’t even get me started about the flavors we left behind.

F. Oliver’s, you have a customer for LIFE.

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