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[Event] Redoro Olive Oil from Italy is coming to Canada Fall 2016

Website: Flavor Your Life (Twitter), Redoro 
Address: Event held at BUCA Osteria & Enoteca, 604 King St W, Toronto, ON
When I attended: Tues. July 5th, 2016
I was pumped to be invited for an extra virgin olive oil tasting master class, where Liz and expert Angelo Tramonti from Flavor Your Life was present to give us all the details about Redoro olive oil from Italy. The campaign was part of the ‘Flavor-Your-Life’ program, a campaign supported by the European Union and Italy.
Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Picture Credit: Flavor Your Life

Picture Credit: Flavor Your Life

The master class was held  inside an intimate private room at Buca Osteria & Enoteca, with many top Toronto bloggers and media inflluencers present. We had a chance to try various types of extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) from Redoro, learn about its top quality, and where we can purchase it.
Buca

Buca

Photo Credit: Flavor Your LIfe

Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

We were served incredible Italian dishes from Buca including the Burrata pizza, garlic bread bites, sea bream with cedro lemon, and olive oil gelato, while sipping on Italian Jeio prosecco.
Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Burrata Pizza from Buca

Burrata Pizza from Buca. Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Sea Bream from Buca. Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Sea Bream from Buca. Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Olive oil gelato

Olive oil gelato

Here are some cool facts I learned at the event to share with you…..
About Extra Virgin Olive Oil:
  • Extra virgin olive oil (EVOO) is made by pressing without heat or chemicals (known as the 1st cold press) where the pressed juice is at its freshest.
  • It is best to store olive oil away from heat and light which causes decay. Keep the olive oil in a cool pantry and make sure the cap is screwed on tightly after each use.
  • It is best to consume the oil within 6 months to ensure freshness.
  • The greatest impact on the taste is the type of olive tree, region and time of harvest. Olives harvested early in the season (late August), are under-ripe so the oils are greener, more bitter and pungent. On the other hand, late harvested olives (November/December) are over-ripe and tend to taste mild and buttery.
  • EVOO is different based on the region. For example:
    • Spanish olive oil is typically golden yellow with a fruity, nutty flavour.
    • French olive oil is typically pale in colour and has a mild flavour.
    • Greek olive oil has a strong flavour and tends to be green.
    • Italian olive oil is often dark green and has an herbal  aroma and a grassy flavour.

(Source: Flavor-Your-Life)

Drinks at Buca

Drinks at Buca

About Redoro Olive Oil:
  • Constituted in 1895 by founders: RE_gina and isi_DORO from which the name REDORO is derived
  • Over 5 generations and is a family run business.
  • Redoro 100% Italian extra-virgin olive oil harvests 100% of their olives in Italy.
  • The olives are cultivated from Verona, Italy.
  • Redoro uses only the first cold pressed batch of olive oil which lends to the quality. Some companies use the second or third batch creating lower quality olive oil.
  • They have several EVOO products including an organic one and D.O.P (Protected Designation of Origin.) olive oil. The DOP was my favourite during the tasting.
  • The olives are harvested later in the season lending to its buttery taste.

More information on http://www.redoro.it/en/

Best of all, the Redoro olive oil is coming to Canada this fall….and I am so excited they have partnered up with Costco’s Canada, with hopes to expand further to other grocery stores. I will definitely buy Redoro knowing the olive oil quality is top notch while the tastes is light yet aromatic.

It was truly a special event and I was honoured to be invited!
Cheers! Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

Cheers! Photo Credit: Flavor Your Life

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* Disclosure: The food and drinks were complimentary but the opinions in the post are entirely my own.
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