This is a special event being hosted by our member and "guest host" Cecilia.
Antica Olive Oil in Los Alamitos is a major distributor in Southern California. I attended one of their classes with the SouthBay Cooking group and became a fan. This is a great way to discover all about pairing artisan olive oils and infused balsamic vinegars.
Here's what we can learn:
-The 5 Steps to be An Olive Oil Connoisseur
-A Brief Lesson in Olive Oil 101: Hemispheres, Regions, Varieties and profiles.
-And there will be a Tasting Contest (the winner receives a 200ml bottle of Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinegar)
These flavors are awesome: roasted almond oil, blood orange olive oil, basil olive oil, chipotle olive oil, honey ginger balsamic, ripe peach balsamic, fig, cinnamon pear, espresso aged balsamic, wild blueberry, dark chocolate aged balsamic,...there are too many to mention here.
In addition to our tasting, they will provide light appetizers and iced tea. We are encouraged to bring wine and appetizers to share. But it's not mandatory, after all-it's a party!
Special Instructions: Advance payment is required. To sign up, please place your name on the waiting list. The cost of this event is $10.
Pay for the class via Pay Pal by following these instructions. Do not use the Meetup link and you will save the PayPal fee.
Log onto Paypal, Choose "Send Money. Enter $10 and my email addresss: [masked]. Then check the box that says "I'm sending money to family or friends".
Select "continue"; on the next screen, scroll down to the bottom and in the "message" section, enter Olive Oil Tasting 5/18/2013, then click on "send money".
Where is Los Alamitos? There store is near the 605 and Katella, not far from the intersection of the 405.