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10-15-2014
October News!

Happy October! Check out our “spooky” Halloween gift packages. We recommend our Blood Orange Oil and Dark Chocolate Balsamic, but it’s your choice. It’s the ghoulishly perfect hostess gift for a Halloween Party! You’ll want to stop by the always enjoyable Woof ‘n’ Treat DOG Halloween Party, presented by our neighbor Bubbly Paws. This year’s proceeds will go to Pet Project Rescue of Minneapolis. We’ll have samples of our chef made doggy treats, including Chicken Chompers, Bacon Bites and Peanut Butter Pups! Chef Sue will explain how she uses only organic ingredients and olive oil from Gourmet Oil and Vinegar to make sure your furry friend eats as well as you do. Keep track of your buddy’s favorites as these make great stocking stuffers! The annual party also offers the ever-popular doggy costume contest for cash prizes, dog games, a dog photographer, a magician, hayrides and more. Hope to see you there! Saturday, Oct. 25, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Excelsior and Grand in St. Louis Park.

12-19-2013
Gourmet Gifts to Taste and Treasure!

Stop by t the store on Saturday, December 21st, 11:00-1:00. and try some tasty samples that Chef Sue has prepared for you!!!

We still have some great gifts available.

07-21-2013
Summer News at Gourmet Oil & Vinegar!

Visit us at these Farmers Markets this summer: Methodist Hospital, Park Nicollet Medical Center and Edina Centennial Lakes Plaza.

Our next in-store Chef Tasting Party is 8/24/13 11-2:00. Sample foods made by Chef Sue, take recipes home and get entertaining ideas.

 

06-20-2013
What's new?

Chef Sue July 13th 11:00-1:00  In-store food demonstration. Gourmet Oil & Vinegar 3840 Grand Way, St. Louis Park, MN 55416

Sample foods, take recipes home and get entertaining ideas from our Chef.

Shop our new gift items!

Visit us at the Methodist Hosipital, Park Nicollet, and Edina Centennial Lakes Farmer's Markets!

05-20-2013
May News!

With the warmer weather here we are cooking on the lighter side and grilling outdoors more. Bring the flavors of summer to your table with some of our great products! Stop by the store and taste some of our new additions. Pick up some new recipes!

We just added A new Red Cayenne Chili Olive Oil that will really spice up your menu!!! Combine it with our new Pomegranate Quince White Balsamic and you have a great new Vinaigrette!

Cara Cara Orange is back in stock as is our Sicilian Lemon White Balsamic.

Father's Day is right around the corner and we have some great gifts for the Dad who likes to cook or grill!

04-07-2013
Spring Tips & Ideas!
With Mother’s Day coming soon you might want to start thinking about a gift from Gourmet Oil & Vinegar. Here’s a great healthy snack idea; Simply drizzle your favorite fresh fruit combination with a balsamic vinegar of choice (I like Cara Cara Orange, Dark Chocolate is great on oranges, Espresso is heavenly on pears, Raspberry or Strawberry-so many choices!) and place on top of a portion of vanilla-flavored Greek yogurt. Top with a tablespoon of granola. Try adding some Raspberry Balsamic to your cream cheese before you spread on your bagel. Maybe add a bit of Walnut Oil and some walnuts? The possibilities are endless.
02-16-2013
Are you looking for something fun to do?

Invite some friends and attend one of Gourmet Oil & Vinegar's Tasting Parties! We will provide you and your friends with a personal chef that will prepare 3 different appetizers made with our Oils & Vinegars. Shop, collect free recipes and chat with our chef! Our staff will be there to assist you. This event is FREE.

If you have a Book Club, Girls Night Out and you enjoy cooking, this would be a fun event to attend with your friends.

02-11-2013
February News

Our Product of the Month is Blood Orange Olive Oil

Blood oranges are crushed with the olives during the first press to make this wonderful oil. Wonderful for fruit salads, in vinaigrettes or in Asian dishes and seafood.

Add to your favorite brownie or cake mix instead of vegetable oil.

Take advantage of our Valentine Sweetheart Special. Order online and use the word "Sweetheart" during the check out process and if you order $35. or more you will get $5.00 off! (not to be combined with any other offers, discounts or specials) Expires 2/15/13

We have great gifts for that special someone on your list. Our experienced staff can assist you.



 

01-08-2013
January News

Feature Product of the Month: Harissa Olive Oil

When you purchase this product during the month of January you will get information about this olive oil, recipes to make using this product, and ideas for using in your own favorite recipes.

 Harissa would be a great Olive Oil to use in your Super Bowl party food!!!

Have you read our new Blog??

If your group is getting together this month or next don't forget that a visit to Gourmet Oil & Vinegar for a Tasting Party would be a great time!!! Call the store for information or a reservation!!

 

12-12-2012
Great gift ideas!

Great Gift Ideas
 

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars will impress the chef in your family. They are fabulous gifts.  

We have gift baskets in all price ranges or our experienced staff can help you choose a more personalized gift.

New Products Added!!!

We have a great Gluten Free Baking Mix just in time for your holiday baking! It is manufactured locally. Just use like you would flour.

You have to try our new Olive Oil Lip Balms! They are Vanilla and Peppermint flavored!!! Great little stocking stuffers!!!

We also have a great selection of cook books for the aspiring chef in your family!!!

We have brought our Strawberry & Fig Balsamic Jams back....Yum!!!!

12-06-2012
Holiday Gift Options

We have the perfect gift for the chef in your life. Choose from many of our gift baskets in all price ranges or let our experienced staff help you choose a personalized gift.

Our Extra Virgin Olive Oils and Aged Balsamic Vinegars will impress the chef in your family. They are fabulous as a Hostess Gift, Secret Santa gift, a perfect gift for your boss or co-worker, or stop by the store and we can help you find the perfect product for your Holiday Dinner!

We have added cute Olive Oil Lip Balms in Vanilla & Pepperment, a new baking mix that is Glueten Free, and our Fig & Strawberry Balsamic Jams are back!!!

11-29-2012
Annual Holiday Open House

Gourmet Oil & Vinegar and Max’s to Host

“A World of Good at Excelsior & Grand – Giving Back for the Holidays”

Each Store to Feature Special Guests, Food and Gift Ideas, and Activities

 

On Saturday, December 1, Gourmet Oil & Vinegar and Max’s at the Shops at Excelsior & Grand will host a day of events and shopping to benefit local charities. Each shop will feature special guests, food and activities and each will donate a portion of the weekend’s sales to charities. Gourmet Oil & Vinegar will have special guest Sue Zelickson, James Beard Award-winning author and food journalist, TV and radio personality, founder of Kids Café at Perspectives Family Center and Women Who Really Cook, and beloved champion of children’s causes and the Twin Cities food community.  San Francisco-based acclaimed jewelry designer Vicente Agor will be at Max’s all weekend for a special trunk show and celebration. Vicente makes an annual appearance at Max’s and this year the store will honor him with a special birthday celebration – a double-birthday party in honor of his 50th birthday and his 10th anniversary of having received a double transplant.

 

Gourmet Oil & Vinegar’s event will benefit Perspectives Family Center.  Activities will include:

 

·         Sue Zelickson will appear in-store from 1-3 p.m. to talk about Perspectives Family Center and the Kids Café and to offer guests samples of her Lacey Sue Z. Cookies, delicious treats made from a cookie mix she developed and sells in many stores throughout the Twin Cities. All proceeds from the sale of Lacey Sue Z. Cookie Mix benefit Perspectives Family Center.

 

·         The store will introduce healthful, easy appetizers and recipes perfect for holiday entertaining.  Each hour, at 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m., a new appetizer will be featured for guests to sample.

 

·         Fun, tasty ideas for gift-giving will be displayed throughout the store and guests will be invited to sample the store’s 60 extra virgin olive oils and 60 exquisite balsamic vinegars.

 

·         A portion of the weekend’s sales will be donated to Perspectives Family Center.

 

Max’s will host events throughout the weekend.  Activities will include:

 

·         A personal appearance and trunk show featuring Vicente Agor and his exquisite collection of jewelry.  His designs incorporate fine gold and silver with precious and colored gemstones in pieces that are at once bold yet elegant.  Fans include Gwyneth Paltrow, Reese Witherspoon, Oprah Winfrey and legions of other A-listers and fashion editors.  Trunk show hours are: November 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; December 1 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and December 2 from noon to 5 p.m.

 

·         A wine and chocolate tasting/pairing will take place on December 1 from noon to 4 p.m. featuring Max’s exquisite chocolates and wines specially selected by sommelier Leslee Miller.

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·         A portion of the sales of Vicente’s jewelry will be donated to LifeSource and the University of Minnesota Transplant Assistance Fund in honor of Vicente being the recipient of a double transplant of a kidney and pancreas.

 

Gourmet Oil & Vinegar and Max’s are located in the Shops at Excelsior & Grand at Grand Way and Excelsior Boulevard in St. Louis Park.  Gourmet Oil & Vinegar is a purveyor of fine extra virgin olive oils sourced from around the world, and a vast collection of exquisite balsamic vinegars, from classic flavors to those infused with essences including chocolate, spices, fruit and many other unexpected pairings. The store also sells a variety of locally made artisanal food products, cookbooks and related accessories and creates custom gift baskets in a range of sizes and price points. Customers are invited to sample each of the store’s olive oils and vinegars and shoppers receive complimentary recipes created by owner Susan Hanegan Burdorf and the chefs she works with each time they purchase an olive oil or vinegar.  The store also offers classes for up to 20 guests.

Max’s is an award-winning boutique featuring artisan-made fine jewelry, home décor and specialty chocolates from around the world. The store’s jewelry collection features pieces from some of the world’s most respected and established designers as well as work by up-and-coming artists. Owner Ellen Hertz scouts collections around the globe to bring her customers the finest unique and beautiful pieces. She started her business in 2006 after working two decades in the corporate world. Her goal with Max’s was to bring to the Twin Cities items not otherwise found here. Her store’s home décor items are a carefully curated grouping of striking and original pieces including glass bowls, platters and vases.  Each piece demonstrates the quality and workmanship of the artist who created it. The store also offers a collection called “Plates With Purpose” with a portion of the sale of each plate benefitting a particular charity.  Charities include the Minnesota AIDS Project, TC Habitat for Humanity, STEP, U of M Masonic Cancer Center, CASA and others. In addition to its sophisticated merchandise mix, Max’s is known for the many events it hosts throughout the year, featuring the designers of the unique items sold in the store.

For more information about Gourmet Oil & Vinegar please vist www.gourmetoilandvinegar.com or call 952-303-4220.  For more information about Max’s please visit www.stylebymax.com or call 952-922-8364. Gourmet Oil & Vinegar is located at 3840 Grand Way and Max’s is located at 3826 Grand Way.

 

 

11-20-2012
Black Friday 2012
We are offering our Black Friday Sale EARLY! $15 OFF your purchase of $75, or if you spend $100 receive $20 OFF! Since Thanksgiving may need a splash of oils and vinegars our sales will be available WEDNESDAY and FRIDAY!! (valid 11/21 thru 11/24 in store and online with prom code: BLKFRI15 or BLKFRI20, cannot be used with any other offers or promotions)
11-01-2012
Start a Delicious Tradition with and edible gift from Gourmet Oil & Vinegar!

 Wondering what to give the cooks and food lovers on your list?  We have a wonderful selection of edible gifts in all price ranges and a staff to help you choose that perfect gift.

We can make you a custom gift basket or simply choose an Extra Virgin Olive Oil and/or Aged Balsamic Vinegar to please the most discerning gourmet, as well as anyone who appreciates unique and delicious food.


 

10-21-2012
Sat. 10/27 Noon-3:00 WoofnTreat

On Saturday, October 27 the Shops at Excelsior and Grand will host a day of Halloween fun for people of all ages and their pooches.
.  The event will include food, games, trick-or-treating at all Excelsior & Grand stores, kids’ activities and the Woof ‘n Treat Dog Costume Contest hosted by K102 radio’s Amy James. Many shops will donate a portion of the day’s sales to Homeward Bound Rescue.
• Trick-or-treating for two- and four-legged friends at all Excelsior and Grand shops
• Horse-drawn hay rides around Excelsior and Grand
• Bouncy Castle for kids
• Custom-made dog treats at Gourmet Oil & Vinegar
• Dog beer at Bubbly Paws and Pampered Pooch Playground
• Delicious food at the Get Sauced Food Truck
• Beer and food tasting at McCoy’s Public House on their dog-friendly patio
• Dog highlights at the Hair District
• Kids’ tattoos at Kids’ Hair
• Vendor booths with games and activities
 

10-03-2012
Fall Savings and New Products!!

We have added a new cookbook, the Juniper Berry balsamic is back, we also have a new vinaigrette mixer, a great new baster and we have started putting together some great gift baskets!!!

SUNDAY SPECIAL:  Shop on Sundays at the store and if you buy 4 bottles of Olive Oil or Balsamic Vinegar you get the 5th bottle FREE!

 

09-05-2012
Farmers Markets

We will be at the following Farmers Markets until 9/27/12

Methodist Hospital 10-2 Tuesdays

Park Nicollet Medical Center, St. Louis Park 10-2 Thursdays

Centennial Lakes Plaza, Edina 3-7 Thursdays

Stop by and pick up a few of our gift pack samplers. They make great gifts!!!

08-04-2012
We are expanding to some Farmer's Markets!!

We have expanded to some local Farmer's Markets this summer. You can find us at:

Methodist Hospital Courtyard, Tuesday mornings 10-2

Park Nicollet Health Center, Thursday mornings 10-2

Centennial Lakes Plaza, Thursday afternoon 2-7

We will be at the markets through 9/27/12

 

05-29-2012
Shop Father's Day Gifts!

We have a great selection of gift packages available for the Dad who loves to cook!

We also just added Minnesota Nice Spice, all organic spices and rubs for the Dad who loves to grill!

Select 5 different spices for $32. and we will provide the gift box!

We are still offering 10% off on Thursdays and are open 10-7

We are now open on Sundays 12-4!

05-26-2012
Memorial Day Hours
Make sure to get your last minute dinner ideas and hostess gifts TODAY for the Memorial holiday! Gourmet Oil & Vinegar will be closed on Memorial Day, sorry for the inconvenience! …but be will be opening our doors again Tuesday at 10:00 am as usual and will continue to be open the rest of the week including Sundays from 12:00pm – 4:00pm for the summer months. So make sure to get your favorite oils and vinegars at Gourmet Oil and Vinegar now any day of the week!
05-17-2012
Memorial Day Grillin Special!!!

We have added a new line of Organic Seasoning Blends called Minnesota Nice Spice.  There are 8 different seasonings to choose from. Try them in your salads, on your vegetables or use the Grub Rub on your meats when grilling.
They are $7.00 each but purchase 5 for $32.00!!!!

Remember that grilled vegetables taste wonderful drizzled with our Persian Lime Olive Oil! Shake on the Sunny Citrus Salt for an added flavor! Yum!

Stop by Thursdays for 10% off. We are open 10-7 for your convenience.
 

04-16-2012
Anniversary Celebration!!!

Anniversary Celebration!!!

April 21st 10-6

Free gift bags to the first 20 customers who make a purchase
Food Sampling
Taste our New Pineapple Balsamic and Serrano Honey Vinegar!!
Dozens of recipes available for the taking to help you use your products!!!

03-20-2012
Thursdays

Shop Thursdays at Gourmet Oil & Vinegar!!!

We are offering 10% off your entire order.

Open 10-7:00

03-08-2012
Tasting Party March 17th 10-5

You are invited to a Tasting Party at Gourmet Oil & Vinegar!

March 17th  10:00-5:00

Our Vinagrette Sample bar is returning!

With Spring just around the corner we need to start stocking our pantries with supplies for lighter meals and more Vinaigrettes for our salads. We have also added some other new products that we want you to try.

Time to Save: Take 10% off of your order for the day!

02-22-2012
Specials

We now have the new book "Extra Virginity" that everyone is talking about!!! It will answer all of the questions you have about Extra Virgin Olive Oil. In fact our distributor, Veronica Foods, supplied a lot of the facts provided in this book since they have taken the lead in providing the public with the "truths" about Extra Virgin Olive Oil.

Take 10% off of your purchase on Thursdays at Gourmet Oil & Vinegar!

Visit us at the Food & Wine Show on March 3rd & 4th

 

02-16-2012
February News

We have a large assortment of new recipes using Olive Oil: Pizza dough, pie crust, Crispy Rice Treats, Olive Oil Garlic Mashed Potatoes. There are many more available in the store.

11-22-2011
Health Holiday Cooking on Kare11

Watch or read about our visit to Kare11 to discuss how to make your favorite Holiday foods healthier using our Gourmet Oil and Vinegar products.

http://www.kare11.com/news/news_article.aspx?storyid=947573

10-25-2011
Watch us on Fox 9 news!

We were featured in a piece that dealt with the Shops at Excelsior and Grand.  Check out the video on YouTube below:

10-25-2011
We are now listed in the St. Louis Park Patch!

Checkout our listing in the St. Louis Park Patch - if you have been to our store, please stop in and give us a review: http://stlouispark.patch.com/listings/gourmet-oil-vinegar



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