Olive Oil and Balsamics Tasting Party

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.

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  • Therese

    The variety of infused olive oils and balsamic vinegars was amazing, and Yasmin's presentation on the olive oil industry and how real olive oil is made was fascinating. Learned so much! A fun group of MSKers and a terrific event over all.

    1 · May 18, 2013

  • Dawn

    Unbelievably fantastic and learned some valuable information. The appetizers that people brought were delicious as well.

    May 18, 2013

  • Cecilia

    Great! See you there!

    May 18, 2013

  • Dawn

    Looking forward to the tasting. Hope casual dress is fine. Planning to bring couple bottles of wine.

    May 18, 2013

  • Cecilia

    We have sangria, 2 bottles of wine and 3 appetizers coming from the other meetup group. Let us know here what you would like to bring.

    May 15, 2013

  • Cecilia

    this event is cross posted with L.A. Foodies. We expect a total of about 12 people to attend.

    May 12, 2013

  • Linda B.

    Just so you know that I am serious about attending this event, I just opened a paypal account and am waiting for them to make deposits into my account. As soon as that occurs, I will make the $10.00 payment to attend.

    May 7, 2013

  • Carol

    Hi Ladies - to reiterate, as soon as Cecilia receives your payment via Paypal, she'll move you up to "attending", so go ahead and send your payments to get bumped up. That's how they do it in some other Meetup groups, so that people aren't hanging out on the "attending" list when they are really "maybe" and just want to hold a spot and pay later. It saves communication time for the organizer, she doesn't have to keep following up with people asking for payment, and also shows a more accurate list of confirmed "yes" RSVPs and doesn't block spots for those who are ready and willing to pay. I tried it with a couple of MSK events, because I had that problem of people holding a "maybe" spot, then after I reminded them to pay a few times, they dropped out (Meetup should never have eliminated the "maybe" option), but it was confusing at first, people glanced at the event and thought it was full, it takes a while for people to "get" the system.

    May 7, 2013

    • Dawn

      Thanks for clearing this up Carol.

      May 7, 2013

  • Cecilia

    Hi I updated the event to show you how to pay for this. When you send the payment through PayPal you will be moved to the confirmed RSVP list. Don't hesitate to email me at [masked] if you have a problem.

    May 7, 2013

  • Quinnette

    Who is on the list?

    May 7, 2013

    • Dawn

      This is the waiting list.

      May 7, 2013

    • Dawn

      I just sent reply, but now don't see post so I'm not sure if you received. I just see 1 attendance and 4 people on waitlist including me. Linda and Francine are the other 2 ladies.

      May 7, 2013

  • Dawn

    Would love to attend, but event showing 1 attendance and no spots left.

    May 7, 2013

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