What's New at The Olive Oil Emporium
September 2016: NEW - Maple Balsamic now on Tap!
The carefully blended flavours of authentic Maple Syrup and cask-aged Balsamic Vinegar from Modena is now available on Tap at the Olive Oil Emporium - Cask-Aged Dark Maple Balsamic Vinegar!
August 2016: Southen Hemisphere - NEW Olive Oils Arrive!
Come in to experience the first arrivals from the New Harvest! A stunning Pendolino and Arbosana await you. Now on Tap!
June 2016: Olive Oil Emporium at Taste of Toronto 2016!
Join us for our third year at the Taste of Toronto Festival, featuring some of Toronto's finest offerings in food, beverage. Meet producers, importers, and chefs while enjoying the outdoors, and sample dishes from some of the city's best restaurants. Running from June 23 to June 26th at Historic Fort York. Hope to see you there!
March 2016: New, FRESH Harvest Oils Are In!!! Certified Ultra Premium™ May 2016: Olive Oil Emporium's Guest Appearance on Dishing with Demontis!
Tune in to Sirius XM Canada Talks channel 167
and listen in as Andreas Voulgaris talks Olive Oil with Rita DeMontis! Thank you Rita - it was wonderful meeting you!
The first oils of the 2015 Harvest from the Northern Hemisphere are now on tap! Come in to sample the freshest oils available. Come in and experience award-winning, fresh, and always Ultra Premium certified extra virgin olive oils. For more details and to get your fresh bottle delivered to your door click here: 2015 New Harvest Oils Toronto.
February 2016: Oil and Vinegar Pairings
Some of our popular flavour combinations are now added to our website for your quick reference. Try something new and let the flavours inspire you in the kitchen. Follow the link to view a list of our suggested pairings: Oil and Vinegar Pairings
January 2016: Olive Oil Fraud: 60 Minutes Report
One of the most adulterated food items is olive oil, but it is not alone. Fish and dairy are high food fraud items as well.A very informative report by "60 Minutes" reveals the widespread fraud and mafia involvement in Italy. Bottom line: know and trust your source, look for chemistry and a lab analysis, certifications of authenticity, taste test, and ask questions. For the full video report click here: Agromafia - Olive Oil Adulteration 60 Minutes Report
August 2015: New, FRESH Harvest Oils Are In!!! Certified Ultra Premium™.
The first oils of the 2015 Harvest from the Southern Hemisphere are now on tap! Come in to sample the freshest oils available. Come in and experience award-winning, fresh, and always Ultra Premium certified extra virgin olive oils. For more details and to get your fresh bottle delivered to your door click here: 2015 New Harvest Oils Toronto.
March 2015: Olive Oil Emporium Expands! Location #2 Now Open!
Come visit us at our second location in the vibrant Wychwood Heights neighbourhood. Located at 659 St. Clair Avenue West, our new location brings the freshest Ultra Premium certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils and cask-aged balsamic vinegars further across the Toronto area.
February 2015: New FRESH Harvest Oils Are In!!! Certified Ultra Premium™.
The first oils of the 2014 Fall-Winter Harvest from the Northern Hemisphere are now on our shelves! Come in to sample the freshest oils available. From the award winning Spanish producers Oro Bailen and Melgarejo we have a stunning Picual and robust Hojiblanca. We also have a mild, buttery Arbosana from California and a rare limited harvest of a Californian Kalamata with a crazy polyphenol count of 596ppm!
For more details and to get your fresh bottle delivered to your door click here: 2014 New Harvest Oils Toronto. More arrivals en route from Greece, Italy, and Portugal - stay tuned!
October 21, 2014: New Olive Wood Collection Arrives at The Olive Oil Emporium!
An extensive collection of artisan crafted olive wood has just arrived, direct from Tunisia! Our collection consists of large family sized salad bowls, salad servers, cutting boards, cheese and charcuterie display boards, mortar and pestles, dipping dishes, and much more! The beautiful pieces will add elegance and warmth to every table and will be a focal point at every meal.
October 20, 2014: Toronto Midtown Business Association Hosts Exclusive Tasting Event at the Olive Oil Emporium!
The Olive Oil Emporium hosted business owners and entrepreneurs from the Toronto Midtown Business Association for an informative and entertaining olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting event. A guided tasting was followed by a series of canapes made with Olive Oil Emporium products, a selection of olives, and lots of olive oil and vinegar tasting. To book your own event call us at 416.902.9060 or reach us by email at email@example.com.
October 1, 2014: Olive Oil Emporium at Holt Renfrew's Italian Immersion!
The Olive Oil Emporium has been invited to partner with Toronto's iconic retailer Holt Renfrew and the Italian Trade Commission in support of Rethink... Breast Cancer. During this period, Holt Renfrew will pay tribute to the incredible Italian craftsmanship, highlighting the most famous Italian brands in 10 Holt Renfrew stores in Toronto, Montreal, Ottawa, Calgary, Quebec, Edmonton and Vancouver. The stores will be located within shops and in secondary locations, with a reinforced merchandising and with food tasting moments to enhance consumers’ experience.
August 7, 2014: Olive Oil Emporium on Toronto's TrendHunter!
Trend Hunter is the world's #1 largest, most popular trend spotting community
. It is an explosion of cool trends and trend reports fueled by a global network of insatiably curious people. Read Laura McQuarrie's post on our store here: Olive Centric Shop: Olive Oil Emporium Toronto
Thank you Laura!
August 1, 2014: FRESH Southern Hemisphere Oils On Tap!
The freshest Ultra Premium certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils from the South Hemisphere are now available on tap! Come in and sample the freshest oils available, and bring home an award winning oil today! Click the following link for the world's fresh selection of olive oils: New Harvest Oils 2014
July 24th - 27th, 2014: Olive Oil Emporium at Taste of Toronto
The Olive Oil Emporium is proud to be participating in the first ever Taste of Toronto event at historic Fort York in Toronto. Featuring the city's finest restaurants and Toronto's finest offering in artisanal gourmet food items, this event is not to be missed. A true foodie heaven! We hope to see you there at booth C11. Taste of Toronto Food Festival 2014.
June 2014: Award-Winning Olive Oils - And the winner is....
There are several internationally recognized and prestigious olive oil competitions that take place throughout the year to award the finest extra virgin olive oils available. The submitted oils, and there are hundreds, are evaluated by a carefully selected panel of expert tasters and are awarded in a very unique platform featuring the world's best! Some competitions are blind tastings, and others are not. But the organoleptic assessment that takes place is impartial and awards the best examples in each category. Currently, from our 14 certified UP olive oils available on tap, there are 12 international awards. Among our current award-winning oils are the following:
Arbequina Melgarejo - Hojiblanca - Coratina "Gran Cru" - Picual "Reserva Familiar" Oro Bailen
April 2014: More New Northern Hemisphere Oils!
The wait is over! Now on tap, an exceptionally fresh line-up of Ultra Premium certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils from Portugal, Italy, and California, in addition to our already available Spanish and Tunisian oils. Limited Harvest oils, a Special Reserve Blend, and Gran Cru selections to impress every palate. For our complete selection of New Harvest Oils, Ultra Premium certified, and agrumato / flavour-fused olive oils click here: New Harvest Olive Oils Winter 2013.
March 2014: New Fused and Agrumato Olive Oils
For the first time, we are please to offer a Wild Rosemary Fused Olive Oil and a Ruby Red Grapefruit Fused (Agrumato) Olive Oil. Made by crushing fresh wild rosemary or grapefruit together with early harvest Chetoui olives, these are two flavour fused oils you will not want to miss! For our complete selection of Fused Olive Oils click here: Fused and Agrumato Olive Oils.
February 2014: New Harvest Olive Oils
The new crop is in! Come in to sample some of the freshest olive oils available. Ultra Premium certified, and stunning flavour profiles. New Harvest Olive Oils Winter 2013.
November 2013: Olive Oil Emporium in CHIC par Germain Magazine!
Writer Lori Knowles recommends The Olive Oil Emporium for visitors to Toronto in her latest post "Worth Checking Out in Toronto".
November 2013: Balsamic Pearls & Molecular Gastronomy!
The newest culinary innovation has arrived in Toronto's Olive Oil Emporium with our Balsamic Pearls. Available in both white and dark baslamic, these soft spheres of decadence encapsulate the essence of rich, aged balsamic vinegar. The perfect accent and complement to oysters, smoked salmon, desserts, salads, and cheese. With the look of caviar, you will certainly impress your guests with their stunning presentation. Our Balsamic Indulgence Deluxe Gift Set is the perfect gift for the gourmand or culinary novice. It will surely impress any recipient, and includes our Traditional 18yr Solera-Aged Balsamic Vinegar of Modena, a jar of Dark Balsamic Pearls, a jar of White Balsamic Pearls, and our Balsamic Infused Sea Salt. All presented in our classic gift box.
October 2013: Happy Anniversary!
October marks our store's 1 Year Anniversary on Bayview Avenue! It's been a spectacular first year and we thank our immediate Leaside neighbourhood, all of Greater Toronto, and the many of you from across Canada and the US. Follow us on Facebook as we roll out some fantastic offers throughout the entire month of October with a sincere "Thank You" to all of you for your continued support!
September 2013: MORE Olives and Pasta!
Our premium selection of olives and artisanal pastas just got better! We are now offering 19 varieties of olives including a unique stuffed selection of crisp green olives. Among our favourites: the Sundried Tomato Stuffed olives and the Orange Stuffed olives! For the adventurous palate, we also have a very unique and exceptional olive preserve. It's sweet like a jam, and the perfect complement to unique desserts as a garnish or to enjoy on its own! Our Pasta selection now includes 10 Italian varieties, featuring a unique selection of cuts and grains, such as quinoa and corn!
August 2013: A Toronto First! Ultra Premium (UP) Certification for all our
Extra Virgin Olive Oils!
The freshest olive oils from both hemispheres have always been our focus at The Olive Oil Emporium. Raising the bar, and further differentiating our oils from the generic, we are now pleased to be Toronto's First retailer of certified Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils! Come in and taste the difference! Learn more about the UP program here: Ultra Premium Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oils.
August 2013: Olio Nuovo! Fresh Southern Hemisphere Olive Oils have Arrived!
Experience FRESH in the truest form. Our new harvest olive oils have arrived from Chile, Peru, and Australia. Bold, fresh flavours, and as always, a complete chemistry. Enjoy the flavours and health benefits of a true antioxidant-rich and FRESH olive oil. For the FRESHEST Ultra Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oils available please click here: New Harvest Olive Oils 2013.
July 2013: Olives and Pasta!
In addition to nearly 70 olive oils and vinegars on tap, we now offer a full selection of jarred olives (naturally cured, artisanal in nature, and clean!) as well as an introduction to an artisanal pasta selection that will be growing over the next months. Our olives include the Picholine, the Leccino, Nicoise/Taggiasca, Nocellara, Cerignola, Ascolana, Intosso, Arbequina, Kalamata, Gaeta, organic olives, truffle infused olives, hot and spicy olives, infornata olives, and several more. A comprehensive selection of artisanal olives in Toronto. Choose from premium olives in brine, in oil, with pit or without! We also carry a truffle infused green olive selection. Check back with us in mid-August for our stuffed olive selection. Looking for tapenades? Our small scale artisan produced tapenades are available in 5 premium varieties from the south of France.
April 2013: Olive Oil Emporium in The Toronto Star National Newspaper!
Olive Oil Emporium owner Andreas Voulgaris is quoted in an article that appeared in The Toronto Star newspaper. Weak olive harvest in Spain means price of olive oil will rise.
April 2013: New Northern Hemisphere Arrivals!
The freshest Northern Hemisphere Extra Virgin Olive Oils are in! Come is and sample 16 NEW and FRESH premium olive oils from Italy, Greece, Tunisia, California, Portugal, and Spain. Varietals include the Koroneiki, Leccino, Picual, Hojiblanca, Arbequina, Nocellara, Cerasuola, Mission, Chemlali, Chetoui, Coratina, Martena, Manzanillo, and the Cobrancosa.
March 2013: Olive Oil Emporium Oils & Vinegars on CHCH TV Morning Live!
On Wednesday March 20th, Maria Filice, author of Breaking Bread in L'Aquila, showed us some wonderful and inspiring easy-to-make spring salads. Look at the table closely and you'll see our oils and vinegars too! Follow the link for Maria's Tuscan Bread Salad recipe and to see the complete Morning Live segment! Maria's Tuscan Bread Salad.
January 2013: Olive Oil Emporium in the Local News! - Online Version!
The on-line version of the story from the previous post below is now available for online viewing. Click the title-link: Olive Oil's Taste Can Be Complex
January 2013: Olive Oil Emporium in the Local News!
The Olive Oil Emporium Is featured in this month's Leaside-Rosedale edition of the Town Crier Newspaper. To pick up your own copy of the Town Crier and to read the full article come in to our Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Bar. A special thanks from all of us here goes to Ann for her wonderful write-up. Thank You!
January 2013: New Product Additions now on Tap!
Come in to our Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Bar or shop online for our new Lavender Infused Dark Balsamic Vinegar and our HOT Harissa-Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil. Click on the product name below to read more about these exciting flavours and to buy your very own bottle today!
Lavender Balsamic Vinegar / Harissa Olive Oil
January 2013: First FRESH New Harvest Olive Oils Arrive.
The first of this season's Northern Hemisphere Harvest olive oils are here! Crushed only 7-9 weeks ago from early harvest green olives we have an incredible selection of fresh oils with an incredible flavour and chemistry! High polyphenols, and assured authenticity and freshness backed by DAG and PPP results. Click on the Olive Oil varietal below for a direct link to our first three arrivals... more fresh olive oils are on the water and on their way.
Organic Mission / Leccino / Arbequina
December 2012: Olive Oil Emporium in POST CITY Magazine.
The December issue of POST CITY's North Toronto edition mentions The Olive Oil Emporium under Neighbourhood Business - titled "Midtown's new tasting bar has a twist on tap".
November 2012: Olive Oil Emporium in TORJA: Toronto + Japan Magazine.
The November issue of TORJA Magazine features a neighbourhood spotlight on the Bayview Avenue retail strip and has included the Olive Oil Emporium in its selection of fine Bayview Avenue shops. Click here to view the entire November Issue of TORJA
Monday November 12, 2012: Our Olive Oil makes morning television!
An excellent TV segment on Olive Oil by Canadian Celebrity Chef Christine Cushing on today's Marilyn Denis Show. One of our Spanish varietals was feautured among the 4 selected oils. Great shot of our bottle too! Follow this link to see the video: All About Olive Oil
The Olive Oil Emporium: Toronto's First Fresh Olive Oil and Vinegar Tasting Bar Locations
1707 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario - M4G 3C1
659 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario - M6C 1A7
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The Olive Oil Emporium Team