Man on a mission: David Medeiros is out to educate on the use of fine oils and vinegars.
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Meet the Evangelist: David Medeiros
Stocking nothing but the finest in olive oils and vinegars, the husband and wife team of David Medeiros and Barbara Anderson are on a mission: to take the mystique away from the use of extra virgin olive oils and vinegars through education and sampling.
The idea started with their desire to operate a wine shop. Instead, they opened The Village Olive Grove—not such a big leap. Oils and vinegars are similar to wine in that each pairs uniquely with different foods.
David explains that only international award-winning oils with gold, silver or bronze designations are carried in store. Many are not sold anywhere else in Canada, such as the one that hails from musician/singer Sting’s estate in Tuscany. And they’re not just for cooking. They shine at providing that healthy finishing touch on foods.
Shelf signs provide informative tasting notes, the origin and Awards on their 50 oils and 30 vinegars, including how to pair with foods. Two tasting bars, one of which overlooks the Grand River, make it easy, scenic and fun for visitors to sample interesting flavours and learn.
Which is the reason they also offer drop-in workshops to explore the fine art of tasting and using oils and vinegars, including a handcrafted ice wine vinegar and Verjus, produced provincially in the Niagara Region.
“Oils and vinegars are where wine was 30 years ago,” says David. But not for much longer. He’s out to change all that.
Featuring Rincón extra virgin olive oil from Spain, selected Best of Class and Best of Show; Gold Medal Winner, Los Angeles, 2009.
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