Delicious Dipping ▪ Great Glazing ▪ Salad Perfection
There are several items that are always on our "hunting" list – two of which are olive oil and balsamic vinegar. When we saw this group at Kosherfest 2012, we were intrigued with the kalamata olive infused olive oil and the pomegranate balsamic vinegar. So we did what we always do...first we sniff and then we taste. The products passed the sniff and taste test.
Amoretti Inc., Oxnard, California, produces nearly 2,000 natural pastry, savory, and beverage products for both professional and home cooks. Founded in 1989 by CEO, Jack Barsoumian, this is a family run business: Jack's wife, Maral, is the Marketing President and his brother, Ara, is the Manufacturing President. As the visionary behind the company, Barsoumian brings his ideas to life by blending his solid scientific knowledge, understanding of flavor relationships, and his passion for the art of creation.
Introduced last year, Amoretti's Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium Balsamic Vinegar, and Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette are a delicious finishing touch to a wide array of food items.
Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil is infused with the natural flavor and aroma of Kalamata Olives. This is a cold pressed, flavorful finishing oil, made from Tunisian extra−virgin olive oil that has the distinctive taste of the Kalamata olive without the sodium typically found when cooking with olives. Use it for dipping, drizzling, brushing and finishing bread, focaccia, pizza, pasta and salad. Enjoy the taste of olives without the salt. It’s certified organic and all natural with no preservatives or artificial additives. We can attest to the wonderful aroma and subtle taste of the Kalamata Olives.
Premium Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar is enhanced with the rich flavor of aged Pomegranate; unlike most balsamic vinegars that are made from wine or grapes. A delicious sweet–tart flavor – drizzle over salads and fresh fruit. Glaze on meats, poultry and fish, or use as a dipping sauce with your favorite entrées. Again, we loved the aroma and subtle taste of the pomegranate − it is so good that we use it alone, drizzled on sliced tomatoes.
Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette is a blend of the Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with the natural flavor and aroma of Kalamata olives blended with aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar. Wonderful to dress salads, vegetables, or to marinate meats, poultry and fish. As with the Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar, the subtle aroma of this blend attest to the ingredients.
“These products add a beautifully balanced taste and aroma to just about any dish,” said Maral Barsoumian, marketing president for Amoretti. “What sets this trio apart is its natural and rich taste of Kalamata olives and pomegranate – just a drizzle adds a rich, extraordinary taste and offers an even dispersion of flavor.” She recommends the following − very simple and very flavorful.
Mix Amoretti’s Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil infused with the natural flavor and aroma of Kalamata Olives and the balsamic vinegar to create a dipping oil to serve with your favorite warm, fresh bread. Or use the Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette – it is already mixed.
Crush goat cheese, drizzle desired amount of Amoretti olive oil, dust with dill and serve as an appetizer.
Add a new twist to an old favorite and take fresh slices of mozzarella cheese with basil and tomatoes and drizzle with Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, infused with the natural flavor and aroma of Kalamata Olives, to add the rich taste of Kalamata olives to your Caprese Salad.
All three products are natural, sodium-free, gluten-free, vegan, preservative and GMO-free, and certified kosher by Igud Hakashrus of Los Angeles, Kehillah Kosher.
Yes, they are pricey but worth the cost. Treat yourself − you won't be sorry. The Amoretti products make a wonderful gift, either individually or as a trio. The trio is also available in a small sample gift size (1.7 ounces each) for $10.99 on Amazon.com.
For more information or to purchase, visit Amoretti.com. Also available on Amazon.com: Kalamata Infused Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Premium Aged Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar, and Premium Pomegranate Balsamic Vinaigrette.
January 20, 2012