New Meetup: Private Olive Oil Tasting and Presentation at Benessere~~!

From: jakki
Sent on: Sunday, September 12, 2010 11:43 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Portland Cooking And Recipes Meetup Group!

What: Private Olive Oil Tasting and Presentation at Benessere~~!

When: Thursday, September 30,[masked]:30 PM

Price: $3.50 per person

Where: Benessere
907 SW 9th
Portland, OR 97205

Homer called it "liquid gold". In ancient Greece, athletes ritually rubbed it all over their body. Its mystical glow illuminated history. Drops of it seeped into the bones of dead saints and martyrs through holes in their tombs. Olive oil has been more than food to the peoples of the Mediterranean; it has been medicinal, magical, an endless source of fascination and wonder and a fountain of great wealth and power.........and I am simply IN LOVE with olive oil~~!!

And to my JOY there is a fantastic new store in town, Benessere, that has kindly offered to host a private tasting/presentation for our group after the store has closed for the day~! You will truly be amazed by this place....the offer olive oils from all over the world....Arbequina, Tarragone, Frantoio, Leccino....the list goes on and well as traditional, aged balsamic vinegar and flavored balsamics. We will have the opportunity to taste to our hearts content and when you find something you like, you can have it bottled in one of three sizes OR create your own custom blend!

So here's the plan~~:

1. We will meet at The Dragonfish (909 SW Park--downtown) for a terrific Happy Hour at 5:30. They have a large variety of delicious plates at VERY reasonable prices and beer and wine for about 3.50-4.00.

2. At 6:25 we will head over to Beneserre (about a block away), for our private tasting.

If you do not want to come to happy hour, just put that under comments section and plan on meeting us at the store at 6:30 sharp......If you DO want to join Tom and I for happy hour at Dragonfish, please indicate that also so we may look for you~~!! love struck

$3.50 fee includes private tasting and small amount for the website.......please only RSVP yes if you are SURE you can make it as this is a very special and limited space event~~!! Thank you~!!

Hope to see you there~~ biggrin

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