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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

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Archive for the Category 'Gourmet Gifts'

Bread Dipping Gift Set With Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Italian Bread Dipping Gift Set

bread dipping gift setThe bread dipping gift set is a unique kitchen gift that accentuates style at the table for any meal or party.

Bread dipping and Olive Oil Dipping Dish Set: Set of Four.
Comes with Italian Bread dipping Herbs and Spices.
Italian produced Masserie Extra Virgin Olive Oil included. 

Bring family and friends together to enjoy fresh baked bread dipped in Italian Olive Oil and Herbs and Spices. Enjoy a special gourmet starter before the main course, with a set of white stoneware dipping dishes and bread dipping accoutrements. Four custom designed stoneware dipping dishes provide a table setting of dip dishes that feature a spiral accent as they display gradual color variation of the olive oil. When filled with premium olive oil, the spiral designed dishes render an exquisite floral rosette which appears inside the dish. The gourmet dipping dishes also work well with steamed veggies and other oil or sauce dipping uses. An ideal accompaniment to be used with the glass Drizzle Cruets, available separately at Cruets.com.

Dipping Dish set is American made with 5-year warranty.
Sizes: 4.5 inch, round spiral design dipping dishes

Cruets Gourmet Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices is delightful as a bread dipping snack, appetizer or starter to any meal. The beautifully made Bread Dipping Set is perfect for housewarming, hostess, and holiday gifts. At your next get-together, you and your friends will enjoy a quality gourmet gift of exceptional taste. Gourmet Gift set comes with Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices, which is a blend of flavors reminiscent of old Tuscany. Spice blend consist of quality Ingredients. All natural, basil, oregano, sun dried tomatoes, garlic, and parsley. No MSG, No Trans Fats. 

Enjoy with your favorite fresh baked bread or use it in your recipes to enhance the flavors of your favorite recipes. For extra flavor, soak 1 tablespoon of spices in 2 tablespoons of water for about 10 minutes, drain and add extra virgin olive oil.

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Prepare an Italian table with quality stoneware bread dipping dishes and fine imported Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Dishes are made of bisque white porcelain for decorative serving and old world Tuscan charm. Each durable stoneware piece features artistic spiral lines for a versatile tabletop aesthetic that can be dressed up for entertaining or everyday use. The high quality bread dipping dishes make terrific gifts for those just starting out or for others who need everyday pieces that will coordinate with existing tableware. Made of fine American stoneware which has been highly fired with a shiny gloss for pleasing table appearance. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

• Durable Kitchen Stoneware
• Chip resistant Dishwasher and Microwave safe
• Made in USA
• A Cruets.com Exclusive gift

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Gift Set

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

oil and vinegar cruet gourmet gift setOil and Vinegar Cruet Gourmet Gift Set.

Choose to send this gift item by USPS Priority Mail. This oil and vinegar cruet gourmet set makes a perfect gift selection for any occasion. It is popular for Mother’s Day, housewarming and birthday gifts.

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Oil And Vinegar Cruet Grape

The Gourmet Gift set comes with Italian cold pressed olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar from Modena Italy. Cold pressed gourmet olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar add a healthy flourish to salads, pastas, and Italian cuisine. It also comes with the number one item no kitchen or dining table should ever be without, a unique oil and vinegar cruet.

Perfect pantry additions for every cook.

Includes with the gift set:

  • Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Virgin Olive Oil 8.5 fl oz.
  • Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Balsamic Vinegar 8.5 fl oz.
  • An exquisite crystal European hand blown Grape design Oil And Vinegar Cruet

Give a holiday gift of a gourmet oil and vinegar. Imported Italian gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil and aged Balsamic Vinegar from Modena. The glass oil and vinegar cruet is included in the gourmet gift set with the olive oil and balsamic vinegar.

Bread Dipping With Olive Oil Dipping Dishes

Wednesday, January 09th, 2008

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A new Bread Dipping Dish. As people become more health conscious, many are turning to the Mediterranean Diet in order to eat a healthy diet without feeling like they’re depriving themselves. A great appetizer originating from Italy, and fitting perfectly with the Mediterranean Diet is bread dipping. select item

 

Olive Oil Dipping Dish For Bread Dipping

Creating a bread dipping appetizer is simple. All that is required is a bread dipping dish, bread and some olive oil and vinegar. Slice or cube your chosen bread (sourdough and foccacia are great for this), and place some extra virgin olive oil or balsamic vinegar in the bread dipping dish. Now all that’s required is to choose a piece a piece of bread and dip it into your desired condiment. Nothing could be more simple.

Our new bread dipping dish provides the perfect dish to use for bread dipping. A simple swirl on the bottom of the dipping dish becomes an artistic focal point when extra virgin olive oil is added. The swirl will appear to get darker as the dipping dish gets deeper. Made from restaurant grade white porcelain, our dipping dish is perfect for any occasion. Elegant and functional, the dipping dish is 4.5 inches wide, and is dishwasher safe, making cleaning a breeze. Should you create your own flavored oils to use in the dipping dish, it is also microwave safe, so oil can be warmed in the microwave to disperse the flavor.

Bread Dipping Appetizer

To obtain the best quality flavor, extra virgin olive oil should be used in the olive oil dipping dish. While you may already have olive oil in your kitchen cupboard, extra virgin olive oil contains the most flavor, and lends itself perfectly to bread dipping, so it’s worth buying some extra virgin olive oil to use for this purpose. To make your own flavored oils for the dipping dish, simply add some fresh herbs and spices to the oil. Basil, lemon juice, sun dried tomato’s and black pepper all work well. Simply allow the flavors to blend for at least 15 minutes before serving. If you do need to use the oil immediately, place the dipping dish in the microwave and heat for 10 seconds. This will help the flavors to disperse so that you can serve straight away.

If you haven’t already tried it, consider making bread dipping appetizer for your next function. You’re sure to start a trend, and the bread dipping dish makes a wonderful table centerpiece, sure to gain many comments. You can be assured that this is one appetizer that will be devoured by all. Bread dipping is a healthy alternative to many other snacks, and does not have to be saved for special occasions. If the kids are hungry after school, bring out the bread dipping dish along with their favorite bread, and they’ll be satisfied in no time. If unexpected guests drop in, it’s no trouble to quickly throw together a quick platter. Slice up some bread, fill the dipping dish with extra virgin olive oil, and it’s ready to serve.

Next time you need to buy a gift, remember that the beautiful American Porcelain Bread Dipping Dish makes a wonderful present. Classy and useful, it’s suitable to give as an anniversary, birthday, engagement or wedding gift. Team it with a quality extra virgin olive oil and vinegar, or a flavored oil you’ve created yourself, and you’ve got a sure winner.

 

Olive Oil Dipping Dishes a Gourmet Gift

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Bread dipping, minced herbs and spices with quality extra virgin olive oil is complimented with dipping dishes which in turn makes for fine gourmet gifts. Bread dipping dishes are now both adaptable and fashionable. When you drizzle extra virgin olive oil in a dipping dish, it makes for a tasty Italian appetizer, using freshly baked bread and crisp vegetables. When using white stoneware dipping dishes a visual display of color graduations in the dish is displayed when filled with olive oil. Olive green tones in various hues can be seen and the artwork displayed is unique.

When inviting friends over, offer them fresh baked bread. Let them dip the bread in extra virgin olive oil in which herbs and spices have been added. Make sure you use quality dipping dishes which are custom made exclusively for bread dipping. When buying white stoneware dipping dishes spiral lines are featured for an artful table appearance. When extra virgin olive oil is added, the spiral design in the dipping dishes feature a floral rose inside the dish. When balsamic vinegar is added, the oil and vinegar separates and the vinegar settles to the bottom of the dipping dish with the oil floating on top.

Dipping dishes have multiple uses including adding gourmet sauce. Your freshly baked bread can be dipped into the dishes or you could use spring rolls, steamed vegetables or even pot stickers. You can also use dipping dishes to serve flavored oils or even to add spices to the olive oil. By adding a teaspoon of Italian crushed herbs with freshly ground peppercorns to a ¼ cup of extra virgin olive oil, you will have a delightful appetizer that is sure to compliment the main meal. Try sprinkling freshly grated Parmesan cheese into the olive oil filled dipping dish. By dipping warmed sliced bread, your guests will be pleasantly surprised at the unique taste and the blended flavors of the herbs and peppercorns.

If you are stumped in determining the best gourmet gift to give a friend or relative, consider high quality bread dipping dishes. They easily fit into anyone’s kitchen décor. Dipping dishes are made of fine American chip resistant stoneware and you can use them in the microwave and they are dishwasher safe.

Everyone deserves a special gift as well as a unique gift. Not too many people are aware that there is such as a thing as dipping dishes made of white porcelain with a spiral design which creates a delicate floral rose inside the dish. Instead of having the usual appetizers of celery sticks or crackers with cheese, why not go that extra mile and serve warm sliced French bread dipped in olive oil in which herbs and spices have been added. Even extra virgin olive oil can be served alone or with a balsamic vinegar. The added vinegar will create the floral rose as the vinegar settles to the bottom and the oil continues to float on top. So…surprise your guests and show them how much you appreciate them by inviting them over and tantalizing their taste buds with unique bread dipping dishes. 

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A Bread Dipping Gift Set

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Bread dipping gift set includes gourmet olive oil dipping dishes that display a spiral accent in which a gradual color variation of the olive oil is displayed. A bread dipping gift features four dripping dish set which comes with Italian bread dipping herbs and spice and extra virgin olive oil. This special starter can be enjoyed before the main course of any meal. Usually they are of stoneware and when they are filled with the highest quality olive oil, a delicate floral rosette appears inside the dish. A dipping dish is most definitely a compliment to glass drizzle cruets.

An American dipping dish set usually comes with a limited warranty and each spiral design dish is 4.25 inches wide. They are made of kitchen stoneware, chip resistant and dishwasher and microwave safe. As a bread dipping snack to start any meal, a Cruets Gourmet Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices is ideal. These dipping dishes are ideal when used as a housewarming gift, or a personalized hostess gift during holidays. The spices used are all natural, using basil, oregano, sun dried tomatoes, garlic and parsley. There is no MSG and no trans fats included.

French bread of any favorite bread warmed can be used to bring out the flavors of any favorite recipe. If you prefer extra flavor, soak one tablespoon of spices in two tablespoons of water for approximately 10 minutes. Drain and add extra virgin olive oil.

An Italian meal with quality stoneware bread dipping dishes in which fine imported extra virgin olive oil will highlight any evening. For entertaining, each stoneware piece features creative spiral lines that can be seen every day.

Eating healthy seems to be the number one dietary eating habit. Extra virgin olive oil is a heart healthy addition and when used in drizzle cruets and with dipping dishes, a boring meal all of a sudden becomes a fashionable dining in choice. A bread dipping set is relatively inexpensive. It is a thoughtful gift for cooks and non-cooks alike. Or…you can buy the seasonings separately if you already have a cruet and dipping dishes.

As an entrée, a loaf of warmed French bread, a drizzle cruet and dipping dishes will pave the way to a meal consisting of pasta and tossed salad. With a room full of friends, and loads of conversation, the evening will slip away before you even know it.

Do your favorite chef a favor. Purchase a white Stoneware dipping set a premium extra virgin olive oil in a dark bottle. Find a new recipe for the evening and invite yourself over to include a bottle of wine. Italian flavor and you didn’t have to fly to Italy to enjoy this cuisine. You will wonder why you didn’t your exclusive chef years earlier.

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Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set

Monday, March 23rd, 2009

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Set Makes The Perfect Gift

The simple yet elegant appearance of an oil and vinegar cruet on the dining table can really turn the way things look in a kitchen or dining room around. Breaking out of giving a routine gift at a special occasion is sometimes hard to do but there is a timely gourmet gift that will be appreciated, especially when presented to a gourmet chef in a gourmet kitchen. It is a tasteful gift and perfect for holidays and gift giving occasions. These presents do not have to be expensive and a gourmet gift can be located to fit anyone’s budget. A gourmet gift imported will be remembered for years to come and the thought that went into purchasing this priceless treasure. This gourmet kitchen gift can be used for any food preparations or for serving at the dinner table.

An oil and vinegar cruet set is definitely a unique gift idea that can be shared during anniversaries, housewarming or as a hostess gift. They are made in numerous hand blown European styles and designs and are quite elegant. Most definitely are they pleasing to the eye. Glass cruets are used to drizzle oil and vinegar, and matching oil and vinegar cruet glass drizzlers are wonderful table bottles in which fine extra virgin olive oil and balsamic vinegar can be used during the main meal. No more are there drips down the side of the bottles, the table or on guests. The glass cruets make excellent Mother Day’s gifts, especially when the gourmet chef is your mother or the mother of your children.

Oil And Vinegar Cruet Sets

The country of Spain leads the world in first-class quality extra virgin olive oil. The best olives are picked and cold pressed within a few hours of picking and delivers deep rich flavor with a concentrated fruity taste. The end product is extra virgin olive oil which had its beginning while growing in the Mediterranean soil conditions and a microclimate only offered in the Southern province of Andalusia, Spain. This definitely is a delicious and healthy gourmet food gift since so much care has been taken from the time  the olives are picked until they are fully prepared.

Can vinegar be given as a gourmet food gift? Yes, and a gourmet Italian aged Balsamic vinegar is the authentic balsamic, especially Aceto Balsamico di Modena. The vinegar has been aged for at least 12 years in small barrels. This aging process creates a dense, syrupy sweet vinegar with just a hint of tartness. It’s flavor is delicate and can be included in oil and vinegar dressings. The balsamic vinegar can also be used as a compliment for desserts and is poured over fresh fruits. The fruity flavor of the fruits intensifies. You can also use this vinegar over vanilla ice cream and cake.

Oil and Vinegar Cruet Set For Gifts

If you are looking for just that right and unique gift that no one really thinks of, than a gourmet gift of either an oil and vinegar cruet set, or a gourmet food gift of extra virgin olive oil or Balsamic vinegar will be sure to grace any special occasion. Thinking of your guests with these gifts will be remembered for a very long time and don’t be surprised if dinner invitations are not initiated by you but by your guests who were pleasantly surprised by your thoughtful gifts to compliment a gourmet meal fit for a king.

A Bread Dipping Gift Set

Tuesday, November 04th, 2008

bread dipping giftCruets Gourmet Bread Dipping Gift Set includes Herbs and Spices to start a meal in style or make a delicious Italian snack memorable.
Need to find a holiday, housewarming, or hostess gift? The beautifully-crafted Bread Dipping Set is a truly unique selection which will be used over and over through the years, at get-togethers with family and friends.

This gourmet gift set delivers flavors reminiscent of old Tuscany in a blend of the Italian Bread Dipping Herbs and Spices. The quality blend of ingredients, all natural, includes garlic, sun dried tomatoes, parsley, basil and oregano, with no MSG and no trans fats. Add to favorite recipes to enhance the flavors or used as a dip for freshly-baked bread, For even more flavor, you can soak 1 tablespoon of spices in 2 tablespoons of water for about 10 minutes. Drain the water and pour in extra virgin olive oil. 

Bring old world Tuscan charm to your table with quality stoneware bread dipping dishes of bone white color. Beautifully designed with artistic spiral lines, the durable dishes are made of fine American stoneware with a pleasing appearance enhanced by a shiny gloss resulting from high firing. The simple beauty of the design means these dishes will coordinate well with existing tableware or be welcome in a new home. They are both microwave and dishwasher safe.

• Fine quality, durable kitchen stoneware
• Chip resistant and dishwasher and microwave safe
• Made exclusively in the USA
• A Cruets.com Exclusive gift

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Elegant Gourmet Gift Under $50

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Housewarming Gift Ideas under $50.00

Traditionally, good wishes of friendship are brought with a housewarming gift to warm the new home or residence. Traditions have somewhat changed over the years in regards to house warming presents and with what kinds of gifts are given. The typical house warming gift mainly consisted of something practical, helpful or of necessity. When thinking of a housewarming gift, which area of the house usually comes to mind? Usually it is the kitchen. Because most people enjoy good food, gourmet Oil and Vinegar condiments are welcome flavors of gourmet food for any kitchen. But where can you find a practical house warming gift selection under $50.00 that is unique and creative?

Cruets.com is the perfect place to shop for that ideal gift. There you’ll find a good selection of gourmet gifts for that special housewarming gift. These days, housewarming gifts range from a bottle of wine and cut flowers to gourmet oil and vinegar cruets and bread dipping dishes.

A housewarming gift should be unique and affordably priced. An accepted price range for a housewarming gift is usually a gift under $50. Practical and useful Gift Sets such as an Oil and Vinegar Gift Set which includes a glass within glass cruet and imported Italian Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar meet these criteria. A sensational matching set of Drizzle Cruets to hold Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar separately for the dining table; specifically designed to not drip oil or vinegar on a fine tablecloth. How about some elegantly designed Bread Dipping Dishes which can be purchased separately as a Gift Set, or as a Gift Set including Gourmet Herb Dipping Spices, or a Gift Set combining the Herb Dipping Spices and imported Italian Olive Oil? Perhaps a simple hard-to-find Glass Teapot that cannot be found anywhere in the shopping malls? We invite you to come to Cruets.com and browse through our delightful assortment of gourmet gifts. See for yourself. You’ll be amazed at the variety of gift selections there are to choose from for that perfect housewarming gift. All for under $50.00!

Gift Shopping Online rather than the Mall

Friday, October 31st, 2008

Mall not a Must If Shopping Online

Holiday shopping is approaching, that time of year we both anticipate and unfortunately sometimes dread. The anticipation we welcome and embrace as family and friends gather to celebrate and delicious food and drink are set out for us to enjoy. The foreboding feeling comes from the age-old shopping dilemma. What should you get and who should you be buying for this year? Heightening the anxiety is the looming trip to the shopping mall with its hordes of shoppers and parking problems. Fortunately, the solution to what to buy and where to buy it from is much closer than the mall: it’s at the keyboard of your computer and the online array of original gift ideas. Among these is a gift which combines an activity everyone enjoys with a sense of innovation and openness to new experiences. Most everyone loves to eat good food and it can be fun to display innovative ways of preparation and presentation. Cruets.com has the gifts you’ve been looking for.

Here are two unique gifts which can be ordered online and sent directly to deserving friends and family. By shopping early for Christmas, when inventory is high, you’ll be assured your selections will be in stock.

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar Gift Set

Every pantry should contain two treasured condiments: olive oil and vinegar. This year, give the gift of a gourmet oil and vinegar set. Fill the beautiful, hand-blown crystal cruet with Imported Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil and fine balsamic vinegar and allow the exquisite flavors to enhance salads, pastas and dishes such as bread dipping sauces.

Included in the gourmet gift set are:

Exquisite crystal European hand-blown Grape Cruet
Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Virgin Olive Oil 8.5 fl. oz.
Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Balsamic Vinegar 8.5 fl. oz.

Glass Grape Cluster Design Cruet

Although beautifully hand-blown and elegant in design, this glass cruet is not delicate. The grape cruet is made by European artisans of SIMAX glass, the European equivalent of PYREX glass. It is durable and practical enough to use every day for your oil and vinegar. This popular gift item is shipped double-boxed and includes corks.

Gifts of Oil and Vinegar Appreciated All Year Long

What would the holidays be without tables laden with luscious foods and sparkling condiments? The Grape Cruet oil and vinegar decanter will not be put away after the holiday get-togethers, but brought out year-round to enhance everyday dining as well. And why shouldn’t your table be graced often with this elegant decanter hand-blown by European artisans?

Consider a fine oil and vinegar cruet for a wedding or anniversary gift, or as a gourmet surprise for a special birthday. This year, our customers have already begun raving about our exquisite new selections. In addition to an expanded selection of balsamic vinegars direct from Italy, we also offer our new matched drizzle cruet design and a handsome, custom-designed bread dipping dish gift set. A unique culinary experience for many, bread-dipping is both healthy and uniquely delicious. If you blend your own flavored oils, you may create a new favorite for the table.

Imagine the appealing presentation of a bread dipping dish designed to highlight the different hues of color in the oil. This stylish dish enhances your appetizer and draws all in with its promise of a new experience. A table set with crystal cruets and attractive dipping dishes provides an artistic focal point for the dining table. Any cook would be pleased to have such accoutrements available in their kitchen.

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Client gifts and realtor closing gift

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Subject: Grape Cruets as client and closing gifts

Question from one of our business customers.

Hello…I am a real estate agent that sells A LOT of real estate. Recently, my husband and I took a vacation for our anniversary and the restaurant we ate at had your grape cruets. I insisted that the waiter find out where I could get one for myself and he did and I order one and got it today. I LOVE it! I am thinking this would be the PERFECT closing gift for each of my clients forever. Is there ANY chance you sell them in bulk and they can be engraved with my name and phone number? Please let me know.
Thanks – Alexis

Hello Alexis,
The Grape Cruet is indeed a very popular gift item, in fact every Christmas, several companies choose it to send out to their client gift list. We do offer it wholesale to businesses. We have a wholesale minimum of 12
units. As a realtor, you can certainly purchase from us in wholesale quantities. Regarding the engraving: we do not offer engraving as the glass is a laboratory borosilicate glass of restaurant grade and durability. Any mistake with the engraving process will ruin the cruet. We sell this item to high end hotels and gift shops and they simply add their card or stamp to the white box the cruet comes in. The cruet is hand blown in Europe and is unique in nature that most people who receive them as gifts do not forget who it was who gifted it to them. 

If you plan on any type of Christmas quantity purchase, please consider doing so before Nov 10. As we get closer to Christmas the retail sales will absorb our inventory. FYI, during the rest of the year, we always have the Grape Cruet in stock.

If we can be of further assistance please do not hesitate to us.

cruets.com.   888-884-3755

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