Since October of last year, Midtown Olive Oil has been bringing specialty olive oils and balsamic vinegars to downtown New Bern. New Bern is the third location for Midtown Olive Oil. Owner Bethany Perkins opened the first store in Raleigh in 2010, and the following year opened a second location in Greensboro.
Midtown Olive Oil offers a wide selection of high quality olive oils and balsamic vinegars, as well as imported gourmet foods, specialty items and skin care products. The store carries more than 50 of the highest quality small-batch extra virgin olive oils, specialty oils and vinegars from around the world. Taste before you buy, then watch as your selections are freshly poured, corked and sealed.
Get inspired with flavors like blood orange olive oil, organic tarragon olive oil, lavender aged dark balsamic and grapefruit white balsamic. The store carries specialty oils like walnut, dark toasted sesame and Italian grape seed oils as well as other unique gourmet foods, including fresh local bread, handmade chocolate and imported pastas and sauces. Visit Midtown Olive Oil’s website and comb through the recipe section for some new ideas ranging from a balsamic martini to roasted walnut oil carrot cake.
Midtown Olive Oil also carries two olive oil beauty lines, Olivella and Olivina. Olivella products are made with all-natural ingredients and 100 percent virgin olive oil. Midtown Olive Oil imports Olivella skin creams, lotions, shampoos and conditioners straight from Italy. Olivina is a green company that uses hand-pressed, antioxidant olive and grapeseed oils in its products.
Schedule a private tasting or stop by the store at 215 Middle St. and let the educated staff teach you about Midtown Olive Oil’s diverse product lines. Shop online at www.midtownoliveoil.com.