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Life without olives
          is the pits!

An Olive Ovation News

January, 2015: Marianne is interviewed by Feast Magazine about St. Louis based sculptor Mary Judge and her very popular dipping dishes here. The dipping dish is photo number four in the gallery.

November, 2014: Our "fruity and off-dry crisp whites" were just reviewed by Gail Appelson of the St. Louis Post Dispatch. Read about these versatile white wines (Montinore Estate 2013 Borealis from Oregon’s Willamette Valley and L’Ecole N° 41 2013 Chenin Blanc Old Vines from Washington’s Columbia Valley) here. Gail's brief, concise article talks about wines for the fall / winter holidays in general and reviews two of our fine examples in detail.

October, 2014: We are so excited to be featured (on page one, no less!) in this month's issue of Gourmet News. Author Lucas Witman discovered us on line and was intrigued by the story of St. Louis' first Olive Oil store, well predating the explosion of single distributor and franchise operations across the country. We are very happy with the excellent job Lucas did describing our store and the motivations behind our opening seven years ago. You can read more here.

June 29, 2014: Sauce Magazine announced their Reader's Choice winners at their Saucy Soiree party at Union Station. We are thrilled to announce that Extra Virgin an Olive Ovation placed second in the Specialty Food category. (For the third year in a row Global Foods placed first.) Thank you to all of our wonderful customers for our excellent showing against such large competition!

July 1, 2013: An Olive Ovation moved to 8829 Ladue Road, Ladue, MO 63124. We have a greater selection of gourmet product in this larger store. Just off I-170 on Ladue Road we are easy to get to and have excellent neighbors here at the Colonial Marketplace. Please visit our expanded location! Click here for directions.

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An Olive Ovation in the news:

Castelvetrano Olives Extra Virgin, An Olive Ovation (page 12) The Castelvetrano olives from Extra Virgin will make an olive-lover collapse with contentment...

Grilled Gulf Triggerfish and Collards,... Farmhaus recipe: they use Colli Etruschi from Extra Virgin an Olive Ovation in Ladue...

Shop-O-Matic: Extra Virgin an Olive Ovation Watching Marianne Prey explain the origins, various applications and flavor profiles of extra-virgin olive oils, ... is like watching an expert sommelier describe wine...

50 Culinairians Reveal Their Favorite STL Foods Natasha Kwan-Frida's Deli: I like Extra Virgin: An Olive Ovation for imported mustards, vinegars and olive oils. Gerard Craft-Craft Restaurants Ltd. Extra Virgin: An Olive Ovation. Marianne Prey is a wealth of knowledge. Every time I go in there, I learn something new about olive oil...

CAT'S PICKS: Stellar Olive Oil Extra Virgin, a beloved, go-to spot for home cooks and top local chefs alike for premium olive oils and more...

Extra Virgin Settles into New, Expanded Space in Ladue The artisan olive oil and specialty food shop moved from ... Clayton to a 1,600-square-foot space just three-quarters of mile away on Ladue Road...

The Scoop: Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation relocating ...moving to 8829 Ladue Road in a portion of the space formerly occupied by Wild Oats in the Colonial Marketplace shopping plaza...

36. Specialty Markets Ben Poremba-Olio and Elaia: love going to Extra Virgin, an Olive Ovation... It’s a gourmand’s dream store. I want to have everything they have there in my pantry...

Two St. Louis Olive Oil Sellers Concerned About Lack of Product’s Regulations Any quality shop will let you taste the product and see firsthand the broad range of flavors...

More Balsamics on a Budget This Italian import is aged for at least 18 years teeters between sweet and tart...

Holiday Gift Guide: The Food Snob

Brining Your Own Olives

Fabulous Outdoor Paella Party

Missouri Gets an Infusion of 'Virgins' [PDF]

Olive oil Exclusive

Winter Tomatoes

Green Gold: The olive oils of Italy are rich with range and value

Moon Travel Guide St. Louis

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From our best area chefs:

Love going to Extra Virgin an Olive Ovation. I want to have everything there in my pantry.
- Ben Poremba, Olio, Elaia

Marianne Prey is a wealth of knowledge. Every time I go in there, I learn something new about olive oil.
- Gerard Craft, Niche, Brasserie, Taste, Pastaria

I like Extra Virgin An Olive Ovation for imported mustards, vinegars and olive oils. Incorporating these ingredients into a dish can change it significantly. For instance, a Zinfandel vinegar over a dessert is divine, and mustard in a soup is quite amazing.
- Natasha Kwan, Frida's Deli