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This month, we welcome A L’Olivier as our featured producer. Founded in Paris in 1822, A L’Olivier is France’s most respected producer of specialty oils and vinegars. Jérôme Blanvillain’s interest in infusing fresh herbs into high-quality extra virgin olive oil led to the development of a vacuum-sealing process that has become one the company’s modern signatures. Oils are infused during the peak season for that particular herb, harvested by nearby farmers within days of infusion. French Lavender, Porcini & Black Truffle, Garlic & Thyme, and Basil burst from these oils to deliver the best of the season to your table any time of the year. You’ll also relish A L’Olivier’s Toasted Walnut Oil, made in the French tradition from nuts gathered in areas surrounding the company’s mill in western France. Choose A L’Olivier’s Passion Fruit, Raspberry, or Fig Fruit Vinegarand you’ll experience 40% fruit pulp that delivers bright, lively flavor and makes for luxurious sauces. Enjoy our interview with Jérôme Blanvillain on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.

Looking for a lovely girlfriend gift? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Sal de Ibiza will donate a portion of the proceeds of this limited edition crock to support the work of PINK RIBBON against this insidious disease. La Vie en Rose Fleur de Sel with Rose Petals ceramic crock is filled with the award-winning fleur de sel from Sal de Ibiza, and enhanced with delicate rose petals. The floral notes of this finishing salt are chocolate’s perfect match—enjoy it on fudge, truffles, and mousse. Use it to complement fish, seafood, poultry, and game. Try it in a salad dressing or over vegetables. Or dress up cocktail hour by rimming glasses with this beautiful salt!

Thank you to those of you who joined us for our Saratoga tasting event with Le Bon Magot® on Saturday! If you missed out, Naomi Mobed shared chutneys and jams that are the culmination of her family’s culinary journey, sealing in generations of global influence and family tradition including heritage and experiences from Africa, the Middle East, South Asia, and beyond. Spiced Raisin Marmalata, Lemon-Sultana, Binjal Caponata (purple aubergine, cumin, and curry leaves), Tomato and White Sultana Chutney (with ginger and garam masala), and White Pumpkin and Almond Murabba are in the sensuous lineup. Ask for samples in our Saratoga or Hot Springs stores, or order online today. Enjoy our interview with Naomi Mobed on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.

Our Featured Producer:
A L’Olivier



Founded in Paris in 1822, A L’Olivier is France’s most respected producer of specialty oils and vinegars. In 1978, Jean-Claude Blanvillain bought the company. Since the time his son Jérôme Blanvillain was doing his homework in the company’s Paris shop, the aromas, tastes, and traditions of A L’Olivier have become an inextricable part of who he is and how he lives. Twenty years ago, the senior Blanvillain retired and left the business in the capable hands of brothers Jérôme and Benoît, who work on different aspects of the business. Together, the brothers have expanded exporting, and various parts of the business now reach across France (from Paris to Portiers to Nice and Grasse).

Jérôme’s interest in infusing fresh herbs into high-quality extra virgin olive oil led to the development of a vacuum-sealing process that has become one of the company’s modern signatures. Oils are infused during the peak season for that particular herb, harvested by nearby farmers within days of infusion. French Lavender, Porcini & Black Truffle, Garlic & Thyme, and Basil burst from these oils to deliver the best of the season to your table. You’ll also relish A L’Olivier’s Toasted Walnut Oil—the company’s mill in western France makes nut oils in the French tradition from nuts gathered in the surrounding areas. Choose A L’Olivier’s Passion Fruit, Raspberry, or Fig Fruit Vinegar and you’ll experience 40% fruit pulp that delivers bright, lively flavor and makes for luxurious sauces.

Whether you’re enjoying infused oils or vinegars, at A L’Olivier, taste speaks for itself. Read our interview with Jérôme Blanvillain on our Taste.Savor.Share Blog.

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