A few months back, on the night of the Taking Nashville To Higher Ground dinner, I made a new friend. Her name is Christi, and she moved here to Nashville to open an olive oil store. How fun is that?
I’ve been on the edge of my seat with anticipation of the actual opening of the store, and it’s finally here!! I dropped by last week to check it out and was thoroughly impressed. It totally exceeded my expectations, and the part that particularly tickled me was the tasting bar where you’re able to sample the freshest olive oils from all around the world. With comfy leather stools and ample space to maneuver, I could have easily spent more than just my lunch hour there.
I’m tinkering with the idea of gathering some friends to take with me for a group tasting very soon because I just know that my fellow foodies will be just as enthusiastic as I was about trying everything in sight. Plus, the store offers an added perk for scheduling a tasting with a group– everyone receives 15% off of any products you purchase that day! And if you’re anything like me, you won’t be able to go in there without buying something. I showed a little self control on my initial visit, and only took home a bottle of an amazing Chilean olive oil and a basil infused olive oil, but both are so good that they won’t last long around my house and I’ll soon be ready for more!
I should point out that although it’s called an “olive oil” boutique, that doesn’t mean all you’ll find here are olive oils. They also carry balsamics, spices, specialty salts (including truffle salts), jellies, mustards, handcrafted culinary accessories, and even skin care and pet care products made with olive oil! If you’re stumped when it comes to buying a gift for the gourmet in your life, look no further, because there is no doubt you can find it here!
So what are you waiting for? Head to Cool Springs asap, and check it out. You should also follow them on Twitter @OliviaNashville and become a fan on Facebook to stay updated on events & happenings, including their upcoming grand opening parties!
443 Cool Springs Blvd.
Franklin, TN, 37067