Friday, October 29, 2010

Liquid Gold

It's my birthday on Saturday and J planned a special afternoon for us to spend together, I had no idea what we were going to do...but I had a idea it was going to have something to do with food! We stopped on route to grab a bottle of wine. (that's how I knew it was to do with food)

When we arrived at Liquid Gold, I was surprise to say the least. A Olive oil tasting bar? Huh? I have never heard of an olive oil tasting bar....but what was to come was one of the best experiences since living in Nova Scotia (besides the beaches!)

When we walked into the charming hydrostone building, it was lined with stainless steel barrels that were all shined up with spouts. I was excited!! Are you telling me we can taste ALL of these!

Yes that says CHOCOLATE Balsamic!

Not only do they carry the freshest olive oil you can get your hands on here, but they also have a tons of different balsamic vinegars. I was in heaven! The owners Bill & Myrna were super nice and let the little one explore there store while we tasted. I got a bit of a background about the olive oil, which was really cool.

 Leeluu chill'n with the owner Bill
Once I finished tasting it was the deciding that was hard. I choose the 18 year old balsamic vinegar and two olive oils. One was a very mellow tasting oil with a hint of apple ( Manzanillo), and I also choose a flavored olive oil the mushroom & sage.  The bottles are neat and if you bring them back for a refill you get a little discount! I had a great experience at Liquid Gold, I won't buy olive oil anywhere else after tasting fresh stuff!

I will be blogging a lot more with vegan MOFO just a few days away! I hope to get some good pictures, with winter on its way I find it harder to get pictures of what I am cooking, the light just isn't the same.


  1. Happy Birthday, Kirsten. Wishing you a wonderful day.

  2. Happy Birthday! I LOVE olive oil and we have a store much like this one in St. Louis and you just want to LIVE there!It is very hard to decide what to pick, but so worth it--the tasting and all! You picked some good ones--that apple flavor sounds delish!

  3. Thanks for the kind words Kirsten! Can't wait to have you back in the store!

  4. Thank you for the birthday wishes. We had a great time!