The Olive Table

Olive Oil

The Olive Table extra virgin olive oils are premium oils produced by our family in the southwestern part of Greece known as Messenia.  The Olive Table’s mission is to bring fresh, high quality Greek oil to the U.S marketplace at a reasonable cost to the consumer.  In so doing, we will strive to build a reputation based on high quality products and a superior level of customer service.

About Savantes
Founded in 2001, Savantes is an independent organization which promotes excellence in the evaluation of extra virgin olive oils and their culinary use.  The first Savantes program was presented in Melbourne, Australia in 2001 and courses have since been presented in New York, New Zealand, South Africa, Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom by a range of international olive oil and culinary experts. The three-day program highlights the unique tastes of olive oils from all regions around the world. Sessions also discuss the current market conditions and health benefits of extra virgin olive oil.

And so far our dedication to provide the consumer with superior extra virgin olive oils is paying off.  Within a year of launching our first product, both our Private Reserve and Organic Early Harvest oils were endorsed by the Savantes New York 2013 tasting program:

The Olive Table Private Reserve Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a fresh green aromatic oil that has a delicate to medium intensity.  The aroma is one of dried herbs along with apple, tomato and dried mint.  On the palate, the taste is one of dried herbs along with a slight chicory bitterness and mild radish heat with a nutty finish.  It is balanced and harmonious and has a subtlety which is very attractive on the palate.

The Olive Table Organic Early Harvest Single Estate Extra Virgin Olive Oil is a balanced, complex and harmonious extra virgin olive oil that exhibits differentiation from other Greek oils of this style.  The aroma is that of dried herbs with a hint of fresh green herbs and honey.  On the palate, the fruitiness contains a dried herbal taste with radicchio bitterness and mild radish pepperiness with a nutty finish. The style is also delicate bordering on medium.

And this is what food critics, retailers and consumers have to say about our olive oil:

“…very fresh and both oils have really wonderful texture – buttery, melting, thick but light.”

– Edward Behr, Editor/Publisher, The Art of Eating (www.ArtofEating.com)

“As a lifelong consumer of specialty oils, particularly varieties of olives from everywhere, it [The Olive Table Private Reserve] truly is outstanding in cooking, as a marinade base and in dressings with vinegar and citrus juices!   I was startled by its lilting, prickly bitterness on the tongue which quickly gives way to a subtle, lingering, slightly sweet and gently-peppered aftertaste revealing a richness that is rarely found– even in the most prized artisan oils. It has become my favorite heated with smashed garlic and coriander seed for dipping.  The beautiful color enhances what is a unique flavor and makes a fine presentation on any table.” 

– Portia Arthur, Owner, The Fortunate Cookie

“I sampled your oil at the Woodstock Farmer’s Market this morning, and immediately came home with my baguette and the oil and made myself the simplest of snacks. I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoy this oil… it’s so fresh and lively, and I know I will use it on everything.” 

– Heather Steliga, Woodstock Farmers Market customer

“…smooth, mild but with a “pepper” finish.  Clean. When I took a sip, the first impression was of a very smooth, buttery and mild flavor and then I got a little bite at the end.  In fact it was quite peppery…we use a lot of olive oil in cooking and just drizzling over food, etc. and I would enthusiastically recommend your oil to anyone looking for a superior olive oil, and again I’m Italian and of course biased towards the Italian olives!”

– Gina Auriema, Woodstock, Vermont

“I have discovered your wonderful oil. I used to order cases several times a year from a company in California. But now I am a convert to Greece, so to speak.”

– Alix Klingenstein, Pomfret, Vermont

“The Olive Table Extra Virgin Olive Oil is all that I use in my kitchen. It has a wonderful flavor and works perfectly with both simple and complex dishes. 

We have tried many fine olive oils over the years and now feel that we no longer have to experiment. From time to time we may sample or try a new olive oil just to remain open minded but we know that The Olive Table Extra Virgin Oil is a fine choice and will be a staple in our kitchen.”

– Gary Horsman, Woodstock, Vermont

“My wife & I are always interested in finding new products of exceptionally high quality, & it was with great pleasure that we were introduced to the olive oil & unusual honeys from The Olive Table.” Although we usually look for oil from Italy or Spain, this oil produced at a family farm in Greece, really surprised us with its beautiful aroma, medium to robust intensity, & just the right amount of “bite”. Perfect as a delicious ‘dipping’ oil for bread, drizzling on soups of fish, & wonderful on tomatoes & green salad . . .

We love it!”

– Dr. Kermit J. Halperin, Boca Raton, Florida

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