Have you been to The Olive Groove, a ultra-premium extra virgin olive oil in downtown Grass Valley? The shop provides top quality olive oils and aged balsamic vinegar from around the world. Stop in and visit with owners Christina and Jake, they’re eager to share their love and knowledge of the olive oils and vinegar. The tasting bar in the center of the shop provides sample pairings of the 70 varieties, but every oil on tap is available. In the month of March the pairing special is Satsuma Mandarin Orange Balsamic and Thai Basil Oilve Oil, with an additional savings on Garlic Dipping Herbs and Mellow Mind Herbal Blend Tea. In addition to oils the shop sells gourmet spices, skin care, gourmet foods (try the Runamok Bourbon Barrel-Aged Maple Syrup). Another great idea is to book a private tasting party. The tasting room is open seven days a week at 126 Mill Street, next to Lucchesi Vineyards Tasting Room. The Olive Groove has offered up a set 250 ml bottles to giveaway to one lucky InnSide Nevada City blog reader, post a comment here and I’ll draw the winner on Wednesday, March 14th. *Edited to say the winner is Kat.
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