Look! I brought you back some olives from Ojai.
Friday night in Ojai, we dined at a little restaurant called Suzanne's Cuisine. It was just a hop skip and a jump from the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa where we were staying for the wedding. The meal we had was lovely but I especially loved the olives that were served with the warm bread at the start of the meal. I could have made a meal of those and the toasty 'n tasty french bread! They were thick and meaty and full of garlic and good olive oil flavor.
Upon inquiring about them, I found out that they buy the olives from a distributer and wash them to get rid of some of the vinegar then soak them in their own garlic and olive oil mixture. Suzanne, the namesake and part owner, agreed to sell some to me when I departed on Sunday. She dug up this cute little jar and had it all ready to go. Now they are in my refrigerator and I am rationing them for a little while. They are just so good and perfect to pair with fresh bread, cheese and wine. All my favorites!
Maybe I'll try to make my own soon! Where do I buy the olives though? Any clues?
Next up: Wedding pics! The event and food was just amazing!