How to Host an Olive Oil Tasting

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Sharing all the tips for hosting an olive oil tasing party at your next dinner gathering.

Olive oil bottles on a table for olive oil tasting.

Most of us have partaken in wine tastings and learned tips for doing it properly, but has anyone ever tried an olive oil tasting? We’ve done this a few times in Paso Robles and Ojai and it’s always been really fun! I think it would be a great idea for a table activity while entertaining too!

How to Host an Olive Oil Tasing

I’m always keen on the flavored oils, especially garlic which tastes delicious on a salad. To learn a little more about how to host an olive oil tasting, Fig & Olive, one of Los Angeles’s chicest restaurants, gave us a tasting tasting awesome tips!

Olive oil tasting graphic
Olives, olive oil and bread
Olive oil bottles on a shelf
Eden Passante at Fig and Olive in Los Angeles

They also shared a recipe for my favorite cocktail served there and a few easy entertaining ideas below. Now just grill some fish, and you’re all set for your next dinner party!

Zucchini, a cocktail and pine nuts

For an easy appetizer, thinly slice zucchini, drizzle with olive oil, add parmesan, pine nuts and salt and pepper! Delicious and a breeze to make!

Strawberries with cheese and balsamic vinegar.

And for an easy dessert, buy (or make) shortbread cookies, spread mascarpone cheese on top, add some sliced strawberries and drizzle with balsamic vinaigrette.

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