This Week in The Savory Pantry
EVOO, basil, mint, and lemon . . . oh my!
Grove 45's new 2019 harvest is IN! An artisanal oil with balanced flavors of fresh artichoke and green olives, Grove 45 is produced from organically certified groves in the Chiles Valley, on the eastern slopes of Napa County. Grab yours from the grove today or risk waiting for next year's harvest; these beautiful tins always go fast.
In the mood for an EVOO off the beaten path? Castelines Basil & Mint Extra Virgin Olive Oil will grace veggies with something fresh and play a starring role on tomatoes, carpaccio, salads, and fish.
The taste of Summerdown is mint as your great-grandparents knew it--a taste lost for generations until Summerdown Mint's founder, Sir Michael Colman, reintroduced Black Mitcham peppermint to the UK. Begun as a plot of land the size of a tennis court, more than eighty acres at Summerdown are now dedicated to a mint crop producing a single-estate peppermint oil that is fresh, smooth, and bright.
A past Meet the Maker interview on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog featured award-winning chocolatier Denise Castronovo of Castronovo Chocolate, maker of our staff's favorite-ever white chocolate bar, Castronovo's White Chocolate with Lemon Oil & Sea Salt. When silky white chocolate is punctuated by zesty lemon and just the right crunch of salt, you've got one dreamy bar. No wonder it was the World Bronze Winner at the 2019 International Chocolate Awards!
What We're Drinking
- 1/2 oz. Tropical Passion Fruit Syrup
- 1 1/2 oz. Bourbon Whiskey
- 3/4 oz. orange liqueur
- 1/2 oz. lemon juice
- Add all ingredients to a cocktail shaker.
- Add ice and shake hard for 20 seconds.
- Strain into a chilled coupe.