One of the things I miss most about living in Burlington was the access I had to these infused olive oils from a local grower at the farmer’s market. One of the things I am most excited about in the Rehoboth Beach area is the Olive Orchard Tasting Room because it is exactly what I missed, but bigger. This place is wall to wall infused oils and vinegars, tucked down a small alley of storefronts on Rehoboth Avenue.
I love it here. The staff is always kind and courteous, and you can taste test the oils endlessly. There’s something for everyone here. I am partial to the infused olive oils just because I sometimes like to use them when roasting vegetables for a little extra zing or for a vinaigrette. They take pride in being able to tell you everything you might want to know about an olive oil, including when it was crushed, where it was crushed, and everything right down to chemical analysis.
They also have a variety of honeys available which I have yet to try. As far as specialty stores go, they have a lot to offer a visitor. I feel like that’s going to be common on the boardwalk, though. There is a high chance of a tourist stumbling in there looking for a nice gift. So many choices.
I purchased a nice ‘tuscan herb’ infused oil from them this week to use on some brussel sprouts and asparagus that I picked up at this week’s farmers market. It infused nicely while the vegetables were roasting, and you could really taste the flavor of the olive oil.
Check out Olive Orchard Tasting Room at their website, www.the-olive-orchard.com. If you’re ever in the Rehoboth Beach area, be sure to stop in and visit them for an edible souvenir.
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