An olive oil and vinegar shop called Bella Oliva is coming soon to downtown Wayne, next to Gryphon Café. Though details have yet to emerge, one would imagine a similar concept to A Taste of Olive in both West Chester and Ardmore.
Interestingly, though WC and Ardmore both also feature a Carlino’s, there really isn’t a good place in between to get a decent bottle of EVOO or aged balsamico, so this should be a nice addition to the scene. Hopefully they’ll be strict about their oil provenance, as EVOO fraud is rampant in Europe.
Speaking of which, if you’re interested in Olive Oil, or food in general, I highly recommend checking out Tom Mueller’s book Extra Virginity: The Sublime and Scandalous World of Olive Oil. It’s a fascinating history of “liquid gold” and account of the modern day problems facing the industry. Would make a great foodie gift!