A little drizzle of Italy is now available for Over the Mountain area foodies.
OLI.O, a retail store specializing in the sale of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars, opened recently in Mountain Brook Village.
The products available in the store are carefully selected, owner Hutton Fant said.
“Our balsamic vinegars are imported from a region of Italy called Modena. Our olive oils are being imported based on the harvest,” she said. “The standard that we set can’t be rivaled.”
The store is not just a place for purchasing high-quality olive oils, Fant said.
The shop also has a tasting bar where customers can walk in and sample any product in the building, she said.
“OLI.O was designed to be a place where customers could engage in what they’re purchasing,” Fant said. “We would love to see it be a place used for friends and family to gather for supper clubs, girls’ night out or private tastings.”
Fant said she also plans to bring dietitians, local growers, cooks and private chefs to the store for demonstrations and events. Community involvement is an important aspect of the business, she said.
She said her long-term goal is for OLI.O to become a store where groups can gather to enjoy good food and company.
OLI.O is at 2411 Montevallo Road in Mountain Brook. It is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
For more information, call 802-5756 or visit www.oliooilsandbalsamics.com” www.oliooilsandbalsamics.com.