What's the proper use of bottled olive oil on the table? | The Olive Oil Source
 

What's the proper use of bottled olive oil on the table?

From: 
Grace
Question: 

At a local restaurant there is a clear bottle with spout always on the table. The contents appear to be olive oil. It's a very snooty place and when my husband asked what the contents were and how it was to be used the waiter laughed it off like we were very ignorant and didn't say. I was just wondering if you know what the proper use is for whatever is inside the bottle. It does look like olive oil and it's an italian restaurant

Source: 
Olive Oil News
Answer: 

Shame on the waiter! I would assume it is olive oil and that it is to be used on your bread like you would butter. Or the bread can be dipped in the oil. In many olive oil producing countries olive oil is used at the table as a condiment. A good olive oil can be added to a soup or stew, drizzled on fish or salad or vegetables. An extra virgin olive oil should have a flavor that will enhance the food.

Date: 
Thursday, September 13, 2007

Submit a question to The Olive Oil Source!

Please note that answers provided are not intended be relied upon and are not a substitute for a thorough and complete evaluation by a professional in the given area. Never disregard professional advice because of something you have read on this web site.