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Friday, June 3, 2011

Tomorrow: EVOO-Fest 2011!

Posted By on Fri, Jun 3, 2011 at 11:10 AM

Not that Olive Oyl.
  • Not that Olive Oyl.

Where: The Pasta Shop, 1786 Fourth St., Berkeley, 510-250-6004

When: Sat., June 4, noon-3 p.m.

Cost: Free

The rundown: So it's not actually called EVOO-Fest, but we think the "Third Annual California Extra Virgin Olive Oil Festival" would be catchier if you could announce it like a monster truck rally. Tomorrow in Berkeley, this free celebration will wash you in a bath of the finest local olive oil (figuratively, of course). From 1 to 1:30 p.m. will be a discussion of why California olive oil kicks everyone else in the keister. At 2 is a cooking demonstration on how to saute, poach, confit, and even deep-fry. Throughout the event, you'll have the chance to meet over 10 top-shelf producers and feast hearty at an "olive oil ice cream bar" (!). Rachael Ray would weep tears of pure EVOO.

New York refugee Jesse Hirsch tweets at @Jesse_Hirsch. Follow SFoodie at @sfoodie, and like us on Facebook.

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