We often hear about the Mediterranean diet and its benefits on health, and one of the many common denominators of all the countries mentioned is olive oil. Olive oil is considered a healthy fat that has a vital role in your nutrition and health by helping in the following ways:
Absorb vitamins A, D, E and K,
Reduce the glycemic impact of a meal or snack so blood sugar level does not spike and then makes you crash when it falls.
So I was curious when I received an invite to an event organized for Mueloliva, a Spanish company founded in 1942 by Mateo Muela Velasco, an award-winning olive oil company located in the Subbética region of Córdoba. Most recently, they received first prize for the fourth year in a row for “Venta del Barón” as the premier extra virgin olive oil worldwide at the Mario Solinas Quality Award Competition presented byThe International Olive Council (IOC) in 2019. “Venta del Barón” is among the eight best EVOO in the world!
Venta del Barón is made using picual and hojiblanca olives. After pressing them, the oil is decanted for 15 days and poured blown-glass bottles that you would probably hesitate to open, looking so beautiful.
The event was at The Sousa House, where Chef Kristopher Edelen (also known as Chef KPE) from HOTPANnyc, crafted a delicious meal that we sampled for the short time we were there. There was:
Green tomato Gazpacho with olive oil whip:
Sliders with Beef, Manchego and a chipotle glaze:
Pintxos (Blackened chicken with olive oil aioli):
Tomatoes with olive oil:
What was also surprising is the signature cocktail they proposed: green apple cotton candy cava cocktail, with its beautiful green color and the amazing way the cotton candy dissolved in it.
It was a nice evening and I am glad I got to be part of it. Thanks to the organizers, Bienvenuti PR and Mueloliva for making it a great event.
Enjoy (I did)!
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