the unrefined olive
The Unrefined Olive is Ottawa's first Premium Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Balsamic Tasting Bar located at 151 Second Avenue, just off of Bank Street - with their second store in Kanata, located at the Signature Centre, 499 Terry Fox Drive. They feature over fifty artisanal olive oils, flavour-fused oilve oils, and aged balsamic vinegars in their collection for you to sample. They provide personalized customer service and offer recommendations for pairings, uses and recipes. To guide you through the olive oils they provide the country of origin, crush dates, intensity, chemistry, and tasting notes. They feature both dark and white balsamic vinegars from Modena Italy, each one carefully aged up to 12 years or more. They also have specialty oils including truffle, roasted walnut, toasted sesame, and roasted pumpkin seed to name a few.