Olive Oil from Nice

Dec 8th, 2006, 05:52 PM
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Olive Oil from Nice

We had a great bottle of olive oil from Nice...I have searched online for the store, and while I find it listed, I cannot find a website for it. I speak little to no French...can anyone suggest how I can find another bottle, other than flying back to Nice? It is the Huileries de Serignan store, and it is the olive oil that they produce.

(I am also searching for a balsamic vinegar they carried...I found their website, but it says no more balsamic will be available until June of 07!)

Thank you!

Erika
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Dec 8th, 2006, 06:22 PM
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I don't know that olive oil but it is exported to the USA.(google) My favorite from Nice is Alizzari.
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Dec 8th, 2006, 06:27 PM
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I agree that Alziari is just delicious. Williams Sonoma sells it at exorbitant prices, and I've also found it on the web.
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Dec 8th, 2006, 06:34 PM
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Their confitures were very good. When I was their I bought the oil in their colrful tin. I take off the top and put flowers in and plant herbs in another.
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Dec 8th, 2006, 06:48 PM
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oops! there, I bought the colorful tin.
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Dec 8th, 2006, 07:23 PM
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cigalchanta:

Can you post a link where you found it exported to the US? I have searched, but everything is coming up in French (imagine that) and I can't figure any of it out.

Erika
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Dec 8th, 2006, 07:36 PM
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Just do a Google search for alziari olive oil and you will find quite a few importers.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 02:08 AM
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Yes, cigal, those tins are lovely. Using them as vases is a great idea!

Question: Other than the Alziari shop in Nice, where in France (Paris, Uzes) would I be able to find it? Does anyone know?
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Dec 9th, 2006, 03:13 AM
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It appears that you can shop online at their website: www.alziari.com.fr

I will be in the area in July, can I buy olive oil and take it home (US) with me on a flight? I am also hoping to get olive oil from Casa Olearia Taggiasca in Liguria to take home. I found some several years ago in a local store and it was delicious.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 03:24 AM
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There's no reason you couldn't pack it in your checked luggage.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 04:00 AM
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You can buy the Alziari oil in Bon Marche..

There are other oils from Provence that are available in the US..look for those from:

A.O.C. Vallee de Baux-de-Provence
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Dec 9th, 2006, 05:22 AM
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I think something may have been lost in translation...I am actually looking for the "house" oil from Huileries de Serignan...someone else recommended the Alizzari.

Can someone help me find Huileries de Serignan? Thank you again!
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Dec 9th, 2006, 05:50 AM
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ebid, this site is in French but says they export to the USA. There's a fax number. You can ask them:

http://tinyurl.com/yf4fz3
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Dec 9th, 2006, 05:57 AM
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We carreid Alizari olive oil back from Nice;I was thrilled to see that Williams Sonoma carries it in its retail stores.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 08:09 AM
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Thanks!
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Dec 9th, 2006, 08:29 AM
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My French friends are olive oil fanatics and they think Nice has the best Olive Oil in France Specifically, they recommend and give as presents Al'Olivier, http://www.alolivier.com/index_a.php

I used it as dressing and have also fried with it. Heavenly!!
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Dec 9th, 2006, 08:44 AM
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Olivier is a chain that sells many oils from many different countries. I do not think that oils actually come from Nice but from the countryside in Provence around Les Baux and other areas.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 09:04 AM
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Viajero, the oils come from all over, Italy, Spain, Corsica and other parts of Provence. We hav one of their shops here in Boston and they are owned by l'Occitane.
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Dec 9th, 2006, 10:33 AM
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My hands-down favorite is the appellation-controllée olive oil from Nyons (where Patricia Wells lives). It's hard to find but is really delicious; great in salad dressings. Here's one source:

https://plus40.safe-order.net/frenchfeast/products.htm

Here's a good web site for other oils. Last October we brought back oil from the Moulin de la Brague, which we visited with local friends. Excellent oil. There I also bought Olivier oil with basil--just a small can, but I treasure each drop.

http://www.worldsfoods.com/shop_cate...FQxgYAodGzaUPA
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Dec 9th, 2006, 10:37 AM
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While searching for Napa Valley dipping oil I came across this site, which has French oils as well:

https://plus40.safe-order.net/frenchfeast/products.htm

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