Entertain | July 2015

Exploring Olive Oils 

The perfect Olive Oil Tasting Party makes for delicious, educational foodie fun

 

Story by Michelle Hope | Photography by Grace Photography

July 4th Entertaining
July 4th Entertaining
July 4th Entertaining

Looking for a new way to entertain your friends or celebrate a birthday? Throw an Olive Oil Tasting! It’s similar to a wine tasting only with fine olive oils and balsamic vinegars in lieu of  Merlot and Malbec. Olive Oil tasting is on the rise everywhere, so you can easily find a store in most major cities to host your party. We chose Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegar’s in Pass Christian, Mississippi and hope you find inspiration from our party to throw your own.

 
Mediterranean Mystique 

During the tasting, you are learning about the oils and vinegars and all the aspects to explore and enjoy. There are also many ways to use olive oils other than the ordinary uses that would surprise you — Using it on your skin is just one.

 

Foodie Fun

Our Olive Oil Tasting was a birthday party, so we added several other festive touches. In choosing a menu, we wanted to compliment the olive oils and vinegars and even decided to use some of them in our recipes. We marinated and grilled chicken breast and had guests build their own salad. Then they got to choose their dressing from one of the many combinations of olive oil and vinegar’s in the store. Breads, fruit and cheese were also a part of the buffet to enhance the tasting experience. To top it all off, we had a birthday cake that was served with ice cream — topped with balsamic vinegar.

 

That’s a Wrap!

After the party, guests were able to shop and take home olive oils and vinegars that they loved, with a new found appreciation and recipes to go with them. You can easily host your own party at your home if you don’t have a local store. It’s affordable and fun and just one more thing to share with those you love. 

 

July 4th Entertaining
July 4th Entertaining
July 4th Entertaining
Event Planner

Social Butterflies, LLC

Michelle Hope 

socialbutterfliesevents.com

 

Other Local Olive Oil Stores

Bazaar Olive Oil 

Collierville, TN

bazaaroliveoil.com

 

Sources:

 

Photographer

Grace Photography

gracephotographyjl.com

 

 

FLOWERS

Cardinal Flowers

228.864.1281

cardinalflowers.com 

 

CAKE

Lovey Ann Cakes

228.383.8899

 

Oils

Pass Christian Olive Oils and Vinegar’s

gulfcoastoliveoils.com

 

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