by Don Rockwell
I felt like I was walking into a parfumerie or a fancy makeup store when I stepped into this shop. It’s on the 600 block of Pennsylvania Avenue, SE, on the North side of the street. It recently opened and I’d been hearing about people being mesmerized and spending more money than they intended to spend. Okay, I did too.
Everything is laid out for tasting. You can spear bread cubes into the oils and vinegars or drink them. Given the amount of calories in olive oil, I wasn’t up for drinking too much, but being able to taste everything is great. I wanted to taste the chocolate balsamic vinegar, but it was out. The people who did try it seemed to like it. Maybe it’s just too popular. I’m sure they’ll get it back in stock.