Secolari Artisan Oils and Vinegars!

Yesterday, I attended a private party at Secolari Artisan Oils and Vinegars at The Columbia Mall through HoCo Blogs.

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One of the beautiful things about blogging is the opportunity to try out places you would never otherwise not know about.

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Secolari’s was a true tasting room. So many wonderful things to taste.

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This citrus watermelon salad made with the oil and vinegar from the store.

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And this corn salad.

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Some popcorn topped with black truffle sea salt.

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And every oil and vinegar bottle was set up with some small cups for tasting. I personally have never tasted oil and vinegar straight up so it was certainly an interesting experience for me.

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Every sample I tried had a strong flavor that really popped and I could imagine it mixed into various dishes.

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In addition to the oil and vinegar Secolari had pasta (Pappardelle’s brand of 64 different flavored pastas and orzo), salt and honey also available for sample/ purchase.

I was so inspired by all the wonderful flavors I was tasting, I made a few purchases to experiment with.

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Thank you to the wonderful owners/staff at Secolari for a wonderful tasting event. I truly felt like I was sitting at my own kitchen with Barth and Mary deRosa chatting away about food and even running!

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Also, a huge thanks to Zoe’s Kitchen for providing dinner. I am so glad The Columbia Mall has some lovely foodie additions to the Columbia area.

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For dessert we sampled a chocolate cake drizzled with some of the balsamic vinegars that were in store.

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I topped mine with the expresso balsamic and it was a nice touch with the chocolate.

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After leaving the tasting event I decided to come home and make a fun appetizer for my family to enjoy.

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I have seen a lot of people making feta+watermelon snacks over the summer so I added some cherry tomatoes and some mint leaves.

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We have been binge eating watermelon this summer. It is so tasty and refreshing after a long day of fasting.

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My feta, watermelon, mint and cherry tomato appetizers were a hit! My grandfather told me they were very sophisticated looking.

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I personally think that not only do they taste good, the colors just make the dish extra special and summery!

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To top off the appetizer I drizzled on a healthy amount of Secolari’s White Balsamic which really brought all the different flavors together.

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I can’t wait to make this again!

What are some of your favorite summer snacks/ appetizers?

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One Response to Secolari Artisan Oils and Vinegars!

  1. What a fun event! The food looked absolutely amazing. I love their olive oils, lemon and basil are my favorite :)

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