Carmel Valley, CA, March 12, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- The Quail and Olive announced the 2nd Annual Carmel Valley Olive Growers Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 21, 2016 at The Quail & Olive, 3 Pilot Road in Carmel Valley, CA. The festival is free and gives visitors the chance to meet local olive growers.
The 2nd Annual Carmel Valley Olive Growers Festival gives olive oil aficionados the opportunity to taste the 2015 harvest from local California olive growers. Chef John Pisto, host of Monterey's Cooking and owner of The Whaling Station will judge the Small Bites contest.
The seminar schedule for the 2nd Annual Carmel Valley Olive Growers Festival is as follows:
Noon Small Bites Contest judging by Chef John Pisto
1:00 p.m. Controversy of Imported Oils seminar from California Olive Oil Council (COOC)
2:00 p.m. Health Benefits of Mediterranean Diet seminar with Dr. Stephen Brabeck, proprietor of The Quail & Olive and local cardiologist
3:00 p.m. Meet the Olive Oil Growers with Dean Griggs grower and producer of Tres Osos EVOO in Carmel Valley.
Chapparal Gardens will be on hand to present tastings of their award-winning fruit and balsamic vinegars. Visitors will also sample gourmet salts from Robert Kirklands Monterey Bay Salt Co., as well as taste olive jams and tapenades by Chef Andre Averseng from Paso Terra Restaurant.
“We only source our best extra virgin olive oils from California olive growers to provide our customers with high quality, healthy olive oil,” said Dr. Stephen Brabeck, proprietor of The Quail and Olive and board- certified cardiologist. “Our annual festival celebrates the hard work of our partners who are growing and milling a variety of olive oils that rival our predecessors from Italy and Greece, right here in our own backyard. We want to educate the public about California’s rich natural food source that delivers great quality and healthy eating and works perfectly with our climate."
For more information, please contact 831-659-4288 or visit www.QuailandOlive.com and on Facebook and Twitter.
About The Quail and Olive – A California Olive Oil Experience
The Quail & Olive specializes in the best quality California extra virgin olive oil. Based in Carmel Valley, California, it is the top olive oil tasting room attracting locals and visitors to taste and purchase best California olive oils and specialty oils as well as vinegars, locally grown and made gourmet foods, art, organic bath and body products, décor, cookbooks and more. The Quail & Olive’s Covey Club sends members exclusive pairings of new olive oils and vinegars in a quarterly basis, shipping all over the U.S. The olive oil tasting room is also host to the annual Paint the Village Invitational that raises funds for The Arts Council of Monterey County and frequently partners with local non-profits and chefs to educate and celebrate the bounty of California. The Quail and Olive is located at 3 Pilot Road in the Carmel Valley Village and open Wednesday through Monday from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Call: 831-659-4288 or visit www.QuailandOlive.com. Follow on Facebook and Twitter to keep up with limited-edition California olive oils, recipes, specials and new products.