O’Live A Little Specialty Gourmet was inspired by Matthew and Jennifer Ostrowski’s love for and enjoyment of food and travel. Matthew, a successful Connecticut businessman and Jennifer, a trained Pastry Chef who graduated from Johnson and Wales University School of Culinary Arts, experienced deliciously wonderful smells, flavors and sights while traveling, which in turn created the “ah-ha” moment when O’Live A Little Specialty Gourmet was born.
The smell, the color, the varying.. tastes of fresh olives and olive oil were a revelation!
“You mean olive oil really has a distinct flavor(s)?”
“Is it actually supposed to add flavor and dimension to food?”
With the first taste of French olive oil while vacationing in Southern France, Matthew and Jennifer had discovered something amazing. From this experience, they realized most people in the United States did not understand what good olive oil is supposed to taste like. For decades Americans have been fed poor quality grocery store Olive Oil! The fact that olive oil is truly delicious, has varying flavor profiles, can be used as a replacement to butter in most recipes (including baking) and will help all your food taste better was the best kept secret in the USA!
Now, they search both the eastern and western hemispheres for olive oils and vinegars of the highest quality and flavor. O’Live A Little Specialty Gourmet’s careful research, travel, tasting and importing ensures customers the best in flavor, freshness and selection. Matthew and Jennifer visit growers and producers and are constantly looking for special flavors and varieties from Australia, Chile, Italy, Tunisia and beyond to share with O’Live A Little Specialty Gourmet’s customers.
Enjoy the fruits of their labor by simply walking into one of their stores and browsing their selection of extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic vinegar, delicious cheese - local or international and cut to order, custom made gift baskets, sea salt and pepper, and more!
Enjoy a unique tasting experience or, easily order online to start enjoying the smells and flavors of the old world and the new world in your home today!
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