The wine-bar tap trend arrives in specialty food shops, thanks to this Williamsburg olive-oil store, where the green elixir flows from spouts. Custom-built stainless-steel tanks dispense single-varietal olive oils, as well as versions flavored with ingredients like blood oranges, Eureka lemons and basil. Taste through the range of 12 seasonally rotating varieties—the agricultural product has a one-year shelf life—before choosing one to be bottled on-site. Current offerings include a bold, peppery koroneiki from Greece; a grassy, slightly bitter favolosa from Chile; and a creamy, fruity arbequina, also from Chile. But the stock will give way to other European selections as the harvest season shifts to different regions. Bottles of aged balsamic vinegars, truffle oils, and olive-based soaps and lotions line the reclaimed-wood shelves, while a table showcases handsome olive-wood products (salad bowls, bread baskets, ladles and cutting boards) from Tunisia.
|Venue name:||O Live Brooklyn||Contact:|
140 5th Ave
|Cross street:||at Douglass St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 10am–8pm, Sun noon–7pm|
|Transport:||Subway: J, M to Marcy Ave|
|Price:||Average bottle of olive oil: $15.95. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|
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