Thursday, July 19, 2007

Château Virant : Cuvée Passion & Huile d'olive d'Exception...

We went on a school trip to Château Virant, in Aix-en-Provence in the south of France, close to Montpellier. This château is an important wine producer in the region, but our visit was focused on the olive oil they also make there. We visited the olive groves, and were shown how this magnificent culinary element is produced, finishing our day with an olive oil tasting, which allowed us to discern a real difference between the various types of olive and to learn the basic criteria to better appreciate and use this important culinary product. A buffet and a wine tasting were, of course, also part of our trip!
(Olive oil should always be stored in a cool, dark place to keep it from going rancid. It is excellent for our health and should be included in our daily diet)

1 comment:

eva said...

Rodrigo me encanta tu blog! gracias por todo amigo!