Con’ Olio Oils and Vinegars was the first premium olive oil tasting bar in Austin. The Con’ Olio experience — influenced by Europe’s unique food culture, street markets and small-town cafés — is available at two Austin locations: at the Arboretum & in Bee Cave at the Gateway to Falconhead. Both locations of this family-owned oil boutique offer the try-before-you-buy concept, serving complementary tastes of the freshest Extra Virgin Olive Oils (EVOO) & Aged Traditional Balsamic Vinegars in town. As taste testers tap into the liquid gold of Con’ Olio’s olive oils and vinegars, poured from one stainless steel Fusti storage container to another, the knowledgeable staff provides expert insight on how to identify high-grade oils and distinguish their particular flavors and aromas, discuss the harvest process, myths, how the production process works. Unlike many oil tasting bars that provide bread for dipping, Con’ Olio encourages customers to sip from tasting cups, which helps preserve the oils’ integrity and flavor. We want customers to understand the real extra virgin olive oil has so many beautiful flavor profiles and we want to teach them the difference. To ensure authenticity, bottles are filled directly from the tasting Fustis, each of which specifies the harvest date and chemical-testing results along with the organoleptic tasting profiles. Full transparency of the products is one of their core principles.