WHAT ATHENA AND ZEUS HAVE FOR DINNER
The Island of Crete is surrounded by water so blue, seeing it makes you understand what pools are going for. White cliffs reach toward the sky, a rock solid foundation for ancient, sun-bleached ruins. This is the island of the Minoans, the oldest recorded civilization in European history. Here, legend tells us that the olive trees are a gift from the Gods
For generations, the Tsiriotakis family has tended these trees, adhering the most stringent of Greece’s organic regulations. Greek olive oil is yellow-gold in colour, a greener leaf means the fruit was picked before it was ripe. The Tririotakis family’s Acropolis olive oil is hand-picked, first-cold-pressed and unfiltered.
A mono-cultivar oil made from organically grown Koroneiki olives, this oil has a light, fruity taste with a verdant, peppery finish. You can cook with it over medium heat, or drizzle it on fresh, grilled asparagus. Tasting it makes you understand what other olive oils are going for, Acropolis really is a gift from the Gods.