My family and I have always been food lovers, and
everyone is a talented cook. Whether sitting around our kitchen table or at a restaurant, conversation usually turns to a food-related memory of one place or another. I have
had the great privilege of experiencing amazing meals both at home
and through travel, and I love to share or attempt to recreate those memories with others. My specific olive oil inspiration came after my parents retired from Chapel Hill, NC to the coast a few years ago: When my husband and I first visited, my mom said I “had to try this
store” so we went down to the waterfront and walked in and sure enough...I was hooked! We
spent hours tasting and sampling and I knew this was what I was meant to do with my life (corny
as that sounds, but true!) It’s been a true labor of love for me.
We have carefully cultivated what we think is a great collection of artisanal products, both local and imported. Each one was chosen to complement our oils and vinegars, and offer our guests both in-store and online, a shopping experience like none other. Our Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils are sourced hemispherically, and as such, we will offer the freshest harvested and pressed oils to you. We believe that healthy and tasty can go hand-in-hand, and that simplicity equals elegance. We love to experiment with different pairings and encourage our customers to do so at every opportunity. The possibilities are endless. Whether you're marinating in our luscious Black Mission Fig Dark Balsamic or Black Cherry Dark Balsamic, creating a craft cocktail with the decadent Peach White Balsamic or Cranberry-Pear White Balsamic, roasting vegetables or chicken with Milanese Gremolata Infused Olive Oil or simply drizzling of one of our exquisite Ultra Premium Extra Virgin olive oils over a baguette- we've got a flavor to satisfy your palette. (Did we mention how good these are over ice cream?)
I chose Durham because some of those great food memories I mentioned above happened in
Durham. Durham has a world-class restaurant and food scene, from restaurants to food trucks to farmers markets. Brightleaf Square was the perfect fit of Old World charm and downtown revitalization. My husband Wayne created most of the fixtures in the store, you'll find my grandparents kitchen table as a display and pictures from a memorable trip to Italy on the walls. My hope is that all of these things combined with our products (and our comfy couch!) will make our guests feel at home and welcomed from the minute they walk in, and that we can help you create your own memories...We're located in Historic Brightleaf Square 905 W Main St Durham, NC 27701
We are happy to be here and hope you enjoy our shopping experience!