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Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Gourmet Oil and Vinegar

Archive for the Category 'Unique Gift Ideas'

Modena Balsamic Vinegar

Monday, April 30th, 2007

modena balsamic vinegarVilla Bellentani Aceto VSQP 8.5 oz

Italian Balsamic vinegar. Balsamico Estate produced. Villa Bellentani Balsamico di Modena 8.5 ounces Aceto VSQP. Black Label, (250 ml) Very Special Quality Product is a 12 year aged balsamic vinegar produced in Modena Italy. Dark colored and a full consistence.

Aceto Balsamico di Modena. Black Label – “Very Special Quality Product” (V.S.Q.P.)

This vinegar, mature and rich in flavor is aged for 12 years in small casks made of fine antique woods. This aging process creates a dense, pleasantly sweet syrup in which the flavors of the fruit and woods is discernable. The unique and delicate flavor make it a wonderful taste for oil and vinegar dressings or a treat which can be enjoyed on simple foods like ice cream or fresh strawberries.

Modena Villa Bellentini Aceto VSQP is syrupy sweet with only a hint of vinegar tartness. Aged gourmet balsamic vinegar is ideal in oil and vinegar recipes. This gourmet condiment is used as a dessert topping, drizzled over fresh fruits, ice creams or cakes.

Price $22.45

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Drizzlers Set With Oil And Vinegar

Monday, April 30th, 2007

drizzle cruetsDrizzler Cruets set

Comes with Italian gourmet Masserie Oil and Vinegar.

Drizzle Cruets, Oil and vinegar gift set. Includes gourmet olive oil and Modena balsamic. Matching oil and vinegar drizzle cruets of elegant European style and design. A unique gift idea for any occasion. Just in time for the holidays. This truly unique oil and vinegar gourmet set makes a wonderful gift for any occasion.

  • Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Virgin Olive Oil 8.5 fl oz.
  • Italian Masserrie di Sant’Eramo Balsamic Vinegar 8.5 fl oz.
  • Elegant European hand blown Drizzle Cruets

 Gift set of a gourmet oil and vinegar. Includes glass oil and vinegar drizzle cruets table decanters. Gourmet Olive Oil and aged balsamic vinegar from Modena, Italy. Made of hygienic hand-blown borosilicate glass.


Gourmet Oil and Vinegar Gifts

Monday, April 30th, 2007

olive oil and balsamic vinegar giftGourmet Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar Gift

Olive oil from Spain and Italian aged Balsamico. Cold pressed Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil. V.S.O.P. Villa Bellentini, Aceto.

A perfect blend of smooth Spanish extra virgin olive oil with authentic aged Italian balsamico. Spanish Olive oil and Italian aged Balsamico Both in exquisite square bottles.

Columela Extra Virgin Olive Oil produced in the Southern province of Andalusia, Spain. 8.5 oz. matched with Italian, Villa Bellentini, Aceto V.S.O.P Balsamico di Modena, 8.5 oz

Grape Cruet

Monday, April 30th, 2007

Grape Cruet

Oil and vinegar Grape Cruet, hand blown glass design. Grape shaped oil and vinegar cruet. Elegant design is a great gift for the collector of grape shaped art.

Each Grape Cruet is hand-crafted to showcase both inner and outer grape resemblances. The outer Grape crystal transparency accents the inner Grape Cruet vessel. Absolutely gorgeous when filled. The Grape Cruet is designed to fit easily in one hand for decanting oil and vinegar on the table.

Unique gift idea for the kitchen. Made in Europe of SIMAX glass. Each cruet comes with two corks and is shipped double boxed.

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Grape Cruet Decanter For Vinegar And Oil

Monday, April 30th, 2007

grape cruet for oil and vinegarGrape Cruet For Oil And Vinegar

A Grape Cruet from Europe is a hand blown glass decanter which features glass within glass design for oil and vinegar.  The grape cruet is a handblown cruet made to showcase both oil and vinegar in a clear glass container. It is beautiful when filled with oil and vinegar. The inside glass vessel magnifies after filling of olive oil.  

The grape cruet is one of our most popular cruets. It is designed to fit easily in one hand for dispensing oil and vinegar. Used on the tables of fine Italian restaurants throughout the USA. Hand made in Europe of technical grade glass. Every grape cruet comes with two bartop corks and is shipped double boxed.


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Mother’s Day Gourmet Gifts

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Mothers Day gourmet giftMother’s Day gourmet gift ideas for the gourmet kitchen. Mother’s Day is the second Sunday in May, so if you are shopping for a Mother’s Day gift, you may want to make a note on the calendar a week or so ahead of time. Give yourself a little extra time to shop for a unique Mother’s Day gift that will be more than just an arrangement of flowers and a card. Mother’s Day gourmet gifts are a great selection for your mother, grandmother, or mother-in-law. A gourmet Mother’s Day gift can be a unique kitchen item, a helpful culinary tool, or delicious imported gourmet condiments that she can use over and over while cooking.

One unique Mother’s Day gift for the kitchen is an oil and vinegar cruet set. Non-drip drizzler sets for olive oil and balsamic vinegar are a welcome addition to any kitchen or dining table. Olive oil is known for the bothersome drip down the side of the bottle and on fine table linens. The matching pair of drizzle cruets dispense both oil and vinegar easily and without a mess. The handblown glass design offers European style with practical filling and easy drizzling of fine oils and flavored vinegars. A cruet set can be purchased along with bottles of award winning olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar.

Oil and vinegar gift sets can be sent by Priority Mail in time for Mother’s Day. Cold pressed Spanish olive oil is a delightful condiment as well as a healthy alternative to nominal cooking oils, margarine, and nonstick cooking sprays. Aged Italian balsamic vinegar is a delicious taste and flavor to drizzle over meats, poultry, and fish. Gourmet balsamic vinegar is the perfect gourmet gift for Mother’s Day. It is becoming more popular to give a bottle of balsamic vinegar, rather than a bottle of red or white wine; a bottle of balsamic vinegar will last a lot longer too.

Gourmet oil and vinegar is an excellent Mother’s Day gift selection, as they are imported accoutrements that mom might not necessarily purchase on her own. Preparing dishes with balsamic vinegar will add new flavor to old recipes. With a simple wire whisk or a kitchen blender, an oil and vinegar vinaigrette can be made numerous ways, providing spice and panache to salad dressings and marinades.

If your mother loves to cook Italian cuisine, she will enjoy imported olive oil and aged balsamic vinegar to make pastas, dressings, and the homemade bread dipping sauces.

Celebrate Mother’s Day with kindness and consideration. A gourmet gift shows your appreciation and gratitude in a tasteful way. Regardless of which gift you decide to get your mother or grandmother on Mother’s Day, be sure to take time out for her on Sunday. You may consider calling her or even visiting her in person. One of the best Mother’s Day gifts of all, is hearing from family that tells her how much she is loved and thought of.

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Gourmet Gift Ideas For The Gourmet Kitchen

Wednesday, April 04th, 2007

gourmet giftA gourmet gift is given as a tasteful gift selection that will be thoroughly enjoyed by friends or family. Fine gourmet food gifts and culinary gourmet kitchen items are perfect gift ideas for Holiday and gift occasions. Gourmet gift ideas need not be overly expensive. Unique gifts can be found at prices that will fit a budget. Imported gourmet food gifts can be a special first time treat, or a taste that may be remembered from years gone by, and perhaps thousands of miles away. A gourmet kitchen gift can be a useful culinary tool or item to have for food preparation or serving. It also should be unique and unlikely that the nominal kitchen may already have it.

A Gourmet gift of an oil and vinegar cruet set
Gourmet glass cruet sets. A gourmet gift of a cruet set for oil and vinegar is the perfect unique gift idea for anniversaries, housewarming, or hostess gift. Hand blown elegant European style and design. Glass cruets are made for easy oil and vinegar drizzle application for food preparation and serving. Matching oil and vinegar glass drizzler cruet set are ideal table decanters for fine olive oil and imported balsamico. Gourmet cruet set will add style to using quality condiments and also displays nicely on any dining table. Whether drizzling gourmet olive oil, or a delicate red raspberry wine vinegar, these drizzler cruets dispense without drips down the side of the bottles or on the table. A cruet set will make an extraordinary Mother’s Day gourmet gift idea.

Gourmet gift of olive wood utensils
Culinary gourmet gifts of olive wood utensils. Gourmet olive wood tools that are hand made in France. Gourmet gifts for chefs and cooks may include olive wood salad fingers or server set, made from tooled olive wood which is beautifully grained. Olive wood is known for its hygienic properties and offers long lasting quality to a gourmet kitchen collection. Gourmet kitchen gifts also include an olive wood herb and spice grinder. The olive wood herb mill is used by cooks throughout France. This herb mill is durable enough for daily use, and comes pre-filled with 4 oz. of dried spices: a taste of France, Herbes de Provence. French spice blend is excellent in soups, stews, tomato dishes, and poultry, such as roasted chicken. For a gourmet gift idea, an olive wood herb mill is an exquisite selection.

Gourmet Food gift of Olive Oil
Gourmet condiments of balsamic vinegar and cold pressed olive oil. Send a taste of Mediterranean cuisine as a gourmet gift. Spanish olive oil and Italian balsamico are known as premium selections of the two classic oil and vinegar accoutrements. Spain leads the world in gourmet, estate produced, premium quality olive oil. Cold pressed Spanish extra virgin olive oil exudes deep rich flavor, with intense fruity bouquet and taste. These qualities are direct results of the olive varietals which flourish in the Mediterranean soil conditions and microclimate of the Southern province of Andalusia, Spain. Spanish cold processed olive oil is a delicious healthy gourmet food gift.

Gourmet Food gift of Balsamic Vinegar
Gourmet Italian aged Balsamic vinegar is the authentic balsamico. The gourmet gift of Balsamico di Modena, or Aceto Balsamico di Modena features the rich mature flavor of a vinegar that has been aged for a minimum of 12 years in small casks and carefully watched over by Italian family vinegar masters. The slow aging creates a dense, pleasantly syrupy sweet with only a hint of vinegar tartness. Balsamic vinegar’s unique delicate flavor is a wonderful taste to be included in oil and vinegar dressings. Its full bodied flavor also accentuates fresh fruits such as fresh sliced pears or strawberries. Gourmet chefs use it as a dessert topping, drizzled over fresh berries, vanilla ice cream or cakes. Aged balsamic vinegar is an excellent gourmet food gift idea.

A Gourmet Food gift of Smoked Alaskan Salmon
Gourmet Smoked Alaskan Sockeye Salmon works very well as a mailed or shipped gourmet gift. Delicately smoked and cured to perfection, brings out the rich full flavor of Copper River Sockeye Salmon. Perfect Smoked Alaskan Sockeye fillets for firm flaky texture when making party hors d’oeuvres or gourmet pate. Smoked Sockeye Salmon Gift Boxes are a classic gourmet gift favorite. All smoked sockeye salmon fillets are carefully selected, seasoned and smoked in the traditional native Alaskan methods. Alaska sockeye salmon is wild caught from Alaska’s pristine cold waters and carefully managed fishery.
Gourmet gift smoked salmon comes in gold foil retort packaging and is shelf stable. No refrigeration is required until opening. Take a smoked salmon spread or pate to a party as a popular gourmet food gift.

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Olive wood herb mill and grinder

Sunday, April 01st, 2007

olive wood herb millOlive wood herb mill and spice grinder. Each herb mill is hand made in France from select olive wood. The Olive wood and acrylic grinder-mill is used throughout France in the kitchen. Herb mill is sturdy enough for daily use and comes already filled with four oz. of Herbes de Provence spices. Olive wood is the most prized natural wood which gourmet utensils and cooking tools can be made from.

French made Provençal olive wood herb mill turns dried herbs into fresh and flavorful cooking spices. It grinds dried herbs to a fresh fragrant powder. By grinding to a soft powder the herb and spice’s fragrance and flavor is increased greatly. Fresh seasonings such as ground herbs and spices are preferred by chefs because of the inherent flavor they bring to every dish where they are used.

Each hand made olive wood herb mill measures about 5 inches tall and has a diameter of about 2 inches. The olive wood herb mill and the select grade dried herbs are imported from France.

Often recipes will call for Herbs de Provence to be combined with fresh sliced tomatoes, the dried herb flavors are used to create delicious, classic Provençal recipes as bouillabaisse, ratatouille, French salade niçoise, and the garlic flavored mayonnaise called “aioli.”

As a gourmet gift, the olive wood herb and spice grinder is a welcome addition to gourmet kitchens. You can easily dispense dried herbs whole by pushing on the top button, or fresh ground by a twist the top to grind.

Herbes de Provence spices, ground through a herb mill, are known for extraordinary flavor and fragrance. French gourmet recipes call for it as a common ingredient. Quality herb ingredients such as basil, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, and savory are selected for this exceptional herb and spice mixture. Add flavor to marinade meats, poultry, fish, or vegetables. Add to stews and soups.

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Oil and vinegar set, a gourmet drizzler set

Sunday, April 01st, 2007

oil and vinegar setOil and vinegar set. A drizzler set is the chef’s choice of the perfect gourmet gift. An oil and vinegar set that does not drip makes a perfect gourmet gift item

The glass drizzler set will display on the table well and dispense olive oil and vinegar perfectly. This olive oil cruet set is custom made and hand blown in Europe. Elegant Euro design accentuates the drizzler set’s practicality for table use and also as a chef’s cooking tool. Balsamic vinegar and extra virgin olive oil are recommended to be dispensed with a frugal ‘drizzle,’ which this oil and vinegar set accomplishes easily, and with no drip down the bottle sides, or residual table mess.

The drizzler set was made to easily fit in your hand and set upright on the table with little chance for tipping over. Cold pressed olive oil and balsamic vinegar are best dispensed in glass containers. A glass vessel is hygienic and preserves the delicate flavors and composition of your prized condiments better than other cruets made from other materials. Our matching oil and vinegar set has two vessels which are made up of two piece cruets. Each handblown cruet has a glass pour spout and corresponding vessel body.

Formed from restaurant grade glass, the cruet set is very durable for extended use. Glass pour spouts seat firmly into vessel with ground glass friction fit. Flared glass neck receptacle accepts ground glass spout and catches any drip, and also serves a a built-in funnel for filling. The drizzler set incorporates glass spouts which have an integral vent for pressure equalization when pouring liquids. The cruet set was designed for easy olive oil and vinegar drizzle application, and restricts inadvertent or excessive pouring and drips. Our drizzler set offers perfect decanting of condiments such as soy sauce, truffle oil, cooking oil, olive oil, and other flavored vinegars while cooking or serving.

An oil and vinegar cruet set is the perfect gourmet gift idea for any cook or kitchen. Each matched cruet set is Dishwasher safe. Hand made in Europe. Each oil and vinegar set includes two separate vessels which hold 6 fl oz. each. Oil and vinegar is not included with drizzler set.

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Masserie Balsamic Vinegar of Modena

Saturday, March 31st, 2007

Masserie Balsamic Vinegar

Masserie di Sant’Eramo Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
Aceto Balsamico di Modena Acidity 6%
Product of Italy with Produzione Certificata

masserie balsamic vinegarMasserie balsamic vinegar of Modena is made following centuries old methodology. Vine ripe red grapes are cooked to a concentrated red grape must. Aged wine vinegar accompanies the grape must while being aged in prized wooden casks in temperature sensitive environments.

Masserie balsamic vinegar is ideal for most culinary purposes. This artisan style balsamic condiment is made in the traditional method and aged as a high quality vinegar. Masserie di Sant’Eramo balsamic vinegar is one of the cook’s best choices when a gourmet recipe calls for balsamico as an ingredient.

The slow ripening of the grapes add to the body of the grape must reduction. The long aging process produces a condiment unlike ordinary wine vinegars. Masserie balsamic vinegar differs from the other wine vinegars because of the intense aroma, rich flavor, and intriguing contrast between sourness and naturally sweet undertones. A splash or extra drizzle of this quality balsamic vinegar is usually enough to give any salad or side dish an extraordinary taste and depth.

Aceto balsamico is used sparingly as a seasoning accoutrement. When added to a meat marinade it helps tenderize and flavor either poultry or red meat cuts. Balsamic vinegar can add a lift to soups, and a sparkle to both pasta and garden green salads. Enjoy an olive oil cruet filled with extra virgin olive oil as a bread dipping sauce or Masserie balsamic vinegar on the table to drizzle on top of a cooked dish.

Serve with crusty bread and fresh sliced tomatoes as an appetizer. Fresh vegetables can be steamed crisp and served with a drizzle of Masserie balsamic vinegar and coarse grained sea salt for seasoning.

Thinking of giving a bottle of wine for a housewarming or hostess gift? As a gourmet gift, Masserie di Sant’Eramo balsamic vinegar makes a better impression than the conventional bottle of Chardonnay, and will last much longer too. Especially combined with a unique handblown cruet

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