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Visiting Flavor Paradise

The weather is still so so in Cape Cod ( read – raining on and off, overall gray outside and by all means not beach-worhy), so we were spending time wandering around little towns and busy Main street(s) which to me are quintessential New England, and more over, quintessential Cape Cod. The wandering lead us to Chattam, and to the Main street, to be more precise. Almost at the end of that main street we walked into the store called Gustare Oils and Vinegars and … OMG.

Gustare store window

Gustare store window

I’m sure that for anyone who is into the cooking or simply for anyone who likes food, it would be difficult to get surprised with the flavor infused olive oil or balsamic vinegar – lots of flavors are available at many gourmet stores around the country. But how about being completely blown away by the richness, cleanliness and precision of flavor? This is exactly what is happening at Gustare Oils and Vinegar store. Every flavor is so pronounced – when it says “Strawberry Balsamic”, you will find beautiful, perfectly ripe summer strawberries in the dark savory liquid. Sage and Wild Mushrooms in that olive oil – yep, you bet – with the perfect precision. The flavor comes through exactly as you would want it – clear and exact, nothing missing and nothing extra present. It is hard to do the justice to this wonderful oils and balsamics with the words, you really have to taste it to believe it. If your plans include Cape Cod, I would highly recommend not to miss this experience. Otherwise – here is the web site for Gustare Oils and Vinegars.

And before we part, here are few pictures for you (just use your imagination to get the flavor)…

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whole fruit lemon it is … pure beauty

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some of the balsamic vinegars – one better than the other

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exactly as the label says – amazing flavor profile if you like mushrooms

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no comments. Truffle lovers, rejoice

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not as spicy as you might think – rather very earthy and pleasant (but don’t trust me with the spicy/not spicy stuff)

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pure strawberry and pure peach… amazing…

That all I have for you, folks for my short Cape Cod update for today. Cheers!


  1. July 2, 2013 at 11:17 am

    Oh, it seems like a lovely place to chill out. I love infused olive oil, my favourite flavours being rosemary, sage, garlic, lemon, chilli, and truffle, etc. Your post just reminded me to fill the empty oil jars with lovely flavours right now, and I will. 🙂 happy vacation!

    • talkavino
      July 3, 2013 at 5:59 am

      Thank you! I felt like a child in the toy store – they really know what they are doing with their oils and vinegars…

  2. Jayne
    July 2, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    oh wow!

    • talkavino
      July 3, 2013 at 6:00 am


  3. July 3, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Very cool! Francesca would love that store! 🙂

    • talkavino
      July 3, 2013 at 11:58 am

      I’m sure you would have a hard time getting her out of there : )

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