Who knew olive oil could be so delicious? With flavors like blood orange, red cayenne chili, wild mushroom sage, and white truffle pure olive oil, any meal is sure to be flavor sensation when drizzled or cooked with these bold flavors.
Former partners of Island Grill, Ann and Jack McCormick, have opened Olive Morada in the new Casa Mar Village shopping center at MM 90 in Tavernier. Their store features 42 flavors of white and dark balsamic vinegars, extra virgin olive oils and flavored olive oils as well as Stonewall Kitchen products and gourmet food items such as pastas, dips, jams, and spices.
While shopping at the store, you’re welcome to taste the different flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegars. Go for heat or perhaps something sweet, or better yet, combine an infused olive oil with a flavored balsamic vinegar. Garlic infused olive oil combined with cranberry pear white balsamic vinegar offers a sweet and savory flavor that tastes amazing over salad, used as a dipping sauce with bread, drizzled over rice or quinoa, used as a marinade for fish or poultry, or drizzled over vegetables before roasting. A flavor infused olive oil is also excellent for using in place of butter in prepared recipes.
On Thursday, February 27, at 6:30 p.m. Olive Morada will host a food and wine event at their store with French chef, Cris Loung, who will be preparing tasty dishes using olive oil and balsamic vinegars from the store. The event is limited to 25 people so purchase your tickets in advance to guarantee your spot. For just $25, you’ll learn the benefits of cooking with olive oils as well as the type of dishes that can be prepared with them to include everything from appetizers to desserts. You can purchase your tickets in store at 90773 Old Highway in Tavernier, open daily from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. or call (305) 735-4375.
In addition to taste testing great olive oils, Casa Mar Village also offers the opportunity to shop, grab lunch, and go paddle boarding all from the same location. Featuring great shops and restaurants including One Drunken Monkey, Florida Keys Coffee Roasting, Fresh Press Cafe, Capt. Slate’s Dive Center, Islamorada Lobster Company, Muchies, The Jolly Pelican, Jewels by Vivi, PaddleThe Florida Keys and, of course, Olive Morada. Casa Morada Village is a great way to spend the afternoon, I highly recommend a visit.