Why I Was Doing Shots in Delray Beach

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(Pictured: My Brother-in-Law Andrew, My Husband Heman, and Me)

New store The Ancient Olive opens up in Delray Beach! Taste several gourmet and organic flavors of olive oil and balsamic vinegar. We tried many kinds of wonderful olive oil and balsamic vinegar – now these are the kind of shots I can get excited about! Located on Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach, this is the third store of The Ancient Olive. We were warmly greeted and invited to taste as many flavors as we wanted. A few of my favorites: Cranberry-Pear Balsamic, Espresso Balsamic, Garlic Olive Oil, Persian Lime Olive Oil, Chocolate Balsamic, Blood Orange Olive Oil. So many great flavors!! We sampled a few suggested pairings as well and decided to purchase the Persian Lime Olive Oil and Lavender Balsamic Olive Oil. This flavor combo is particularly great for marinating fish as suggested by shop owners. The deeper flavors of vinegar such as chocolate and espresso are great for marinating steak.

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(Pictured: Brother-in-Law Andrew and Future Sister-in-Law Katie)

Katie and Andrew enjoying shots of Cranberry-Pear Balsamic vinegar which they ended up purchasing. This was one of my favorite vinegars too, so good you could just drink it Smile

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(Pictured: Andrew, Katie, and Heman)

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Several containers filled with lovely olive oil and vinegar to check out!

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Tons of gift options for the cook! They also offer cooking demos and classes, sign up at the front counter for more info.

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At home the next day, I was excited to try the new flavor combo we bought:

Organic Persian Lime Olive Oil + Lavender Balsamic Vinegar

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We marinated fresh mahi filets in this amazing oil and vinegar combo.

I also sliced up onions from Bedners Farm on 441 to grill along with baby sweet bell peppers.

Heman grilled the fish 18-19 minutes on medium heat on the grill and the veggies for about 15 minutes.

Mahi salad with veggies for me.

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Mahi fish tacos for Heman with Organic corn tortillas, cilantro, avocado, and salsa.

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Stop in The Ancient Olive on Atlantic Ave in Delray Beach to do some shots of Organic Olive Oil and Balsamic Vinegar! We will return soon with our empty bottles; receive $1 off purchase when you bring back empty oil and vinegar bottles (way to recycle and reuse!). We’re looking forward to our next flavor combo to bring home and cook with soon!

The Ancient Olive

514 East Atlantic Ave (Across from The Colony Hotel)

Delray Beach, FL 33483




2 replies
  1. Joanne
    Joanne says:

    We’re going to have to move to Delray. All the good stuff is there.
    It’s a great idea for the store to offer the shot samples. Perfect way to make
    sure you get exactly what you want since good quality olive oil isn’t cheap…it
    shouldn’t be otherwise it will taste that way.

    • phiggins
      phiggins says:

      Always something fun and new going on! You’ll have to come back soon and we would love for you to move down!
      Heman keeps saying, wow this is really good quality olive oil. I buy organic, but this stuff takes it to another level.


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