Friday, August 10, 2012

Strippaggio center — at Promenade

Posted By on Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 9:49 AM

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Strippaggio is manner by which one tests the taste of olive oil. As Ron McDaniel, who with his wife, Lynda, will open a shop dedicated exclusively to oils and vinegars in the Promenade at Chenal, explains it, the tester fills his or her mouth with oil and then sucks air from the sides of the mouth and swishes "to get a mixture of air and oil over the tastebuds."

Customers will be able to master this trick at Strippaggio when it opens in late fall; there will be a tasting bar for folks to try out the dozens of varieties of extra virgin olive oils and vinegars; the store will provide bottles to customers to fill from dispensers. The oils offered will change with the seasons, following production in the source countries — Italy, Greece, Chile, etc. Ron McDaniel said the oils will be true virgin oils — unlike many products labeled virgin in the grocery stores — and he'll feature flavored oils as well.

The McDaniels — he is the retired CFO of Technisource, got the idea on a trip to Santa Fe and started learning about the International Olive Oil Council, which has eight or nine tasters who describe the attributes of the oils. He's tried a little strippaggio himself, though he said no one has asked him to rate any oils.

Strippaggio will be located next door to Perfume Max, near the theater, at the shopping center.

While we're on the subject, here's a link to a show that aired on radio's Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal about strippaggio and the growing number of oil purveyers in the states.

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