Thursday, August 5, 2010

Favourite Things: O&Co.

During our visit to Geneva, we popped into a fabulous little shop after our gallery visit and lunch. It was called O&Co and is located in Old Town Geneva (although I believe there are several locations, none of which are in canada, of course).

They dub themselves the Mediterranean food merchant, as they cultivate and offer an extensive selection of olive oils and delicacies from across the Mediterranean. They have everything from everyday use olive oils, finishing olive oils, specialty olive oils, vinegars, tapenades and spreads, sauces and pasta, crackers, truffles, seasonings, kitchen accessories and skin care.

I particularly loved their specialty olive oils, with a range of delicous flavours from lemon, basil and bergamont, to mint, mandarin and chili pepper – just to name a few.

The staff were also happy to hand out free samples of their olive oils and vinegars on little ice cream spoons. My favourite was a combination of bergamont olive oil and white wine vinegar with honey and ginger. Delicious! It will be perfect drizzled over a summer salad , sushi, or as part of a seafood marinade. The possibilities for these two culinary delights are endless. This was of course the combo that I ended up purchasing, couldn't resist. However, a close second was the mint olive oil and apple vinegar combo. So hard to choose.