Strippaggio, a store dedicated solely to ultra-high-quality olive oils and vinegars, is now open in the Promenade at Chenal. The store is named for the process by which professional olive oil tasters swish olive oil in order to rate them.
Our only question is: can a store that occupies such a tight luxury niche really survive? After all, even the 1 percenters aren't deep-frying stuff in extra virgin olive oil squeezed out by the feet of extra Italian virgins. Still, stranger things have happened.
You can read Leslie Newell Peacock's longer chat with Strippaggio owner Ron McDaniel at this link.
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