Memorial Weekend

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We have a nice long weekend coming up, and all of us here at Marisolio wish you all the best of times.  If a trip up to Murphys is on your agenda, we would love to invite you to stop in at the shop and do some tastings of our premium Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.  The tasting experience we offer is a nice change from the usual wine tastings that are offered in town, and we are a place that welcomes people of all ages, including children.  You would be amazed at how our products appeal to kids, and the fun they have tasting the fruit infused balsamics in particular.

Our weather this time of year is glorious, and there are still wildflowers in the hills.  It is a great drive from the Bay Area or the Sacramento/Stockton/Modesto area, and so much to do once you get here.

We are located at 488 Main Street in Murphys.  Do stop in for a tasting!  We would love to see you.

If you cannot make it in, but have run out of some of your favorite Marisolio products, you can always order online at or give us a call at (209) 728-8853 to order by phone.

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Come To Supper: Southern Cooking With a Twist

Chef Chip

Marisolio is pleased to have Chef Chip Roberts from The Arnold Pantry guest teach this intriguing class for us. Chef Chip also is a chef for O.A.R.S.  in Angels Camp, and provides gourmet food for rafting trip guests. Chip attended the Culinary Arts Program at Johnson and Wales in Charlotte, SC, and knows Southern Cuisine inside and out. He will offer up some traditional Southern recipes, but with a twist only a trained chef would come up with. This class will be full of technique, as we will learn about Sous Vide (cooking foods sealed in an airtight bag in a water bath or temperature controlled environment at very low temperatures for longer than normal cooking times), making perfect biscuits, and how to braise.   Join us while we learn to combine homey good cooking with gourmet methods.  Enrollment is limited, so do reserve your space soon.

This is the menu for this terrific full-of-technique class:

Sweet and Savory Hand Pies
Biscuits with Variations
Balsamic Apple Slaw
Braised Fresh Greens
48 Hour Pork

Class is offered on Tuesday, May 26, with a choice of  two sessions: one at 10:00 AM and a second at 6:00 PM.  Class fee is $30, with $5 off the second class fee if you bring a friend.

Classes are held at Marisolio, 488 Main Street, Murphys.
Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation.

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Frog Jump 2015


We promise you won’t have to kiss any frogs if you come visit Marisolio during the Calaveras County Fair Frog Jump Jubilee Celebration.  Held each May at the Angels Camp Fairgrounds,  “Frog Jump” is one of the area’s most fun annual activities.  Definitely worth a trip up to the Motherlode  for this festival and all the other treats our beautiful area has to offer.

A stop at our shop while you are in the area will be an interlude your entire family will enjoy.  We are Marisolio Tasting Bar in Murphys, CA, just a few miles north of the Angels Camp Fairgrounds.  We offer the finest Premium Olive Oils and Italian Balsamic Vinegars to our customers.  Everything is available for you to taste, along with bites of bread for dipping from our local bakery, Aria.

Our shop is located at 488 Main Street, Murphys, and our staff would be delighted to show you around the products we offer.  Bring your entire group, as people of all ages love our products.  Kids in particular, have a blast trying balsamics flavored with their favorite fruits.

Hope to see you during the Calaveras County Fair May 14-17!

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How To Use This Month’s Sale Products

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We have some great suggestions to share with you on how to use this month’s sale products!

Our Ultra Premium Koroneiki Olive Oil is a wonderful basic olive oil to use in your Herb Vinaigrettes.  Combine two parts oil to one part of your favorite balsamic vinegar for a delicious and simple salad dressing.  You can fancy things up by adding salt, pepper, a half teaspoon of Dijon mustard.

The Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil is a must over tiny boiled potatoes.  If you want a simple potato salad in the French style, using your favorite method, boil up one and a half pounds of unpeeled little red or white potatoes and when done, place them in a bowl with 2 T. minced shallots, 1/4 cup of chicken stock, 1 1/2 T Marisolio’s Champagne Vinegar, and a T of minced parsley.  Let steep for 10 minutes, tossing gently.  After 10 minutes, add 2 to 3 T. Marisolio’s Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil, salt and pepper to taste.  Your guests will think you transformed yourself into Julia Child.  Serve with grilled salmon (also basted with Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil).

Marisolio’s Tarragon Olive Oil is dreamy basted over your grilled chicken.  If desired you can make a simple marinade for chicken using a ratio of two parts Tarragon Olive Oil to one part lemon juice, plus salt and pepper.  Marinate the chicken pieces for several hours for a delicious infusion of flavor.

White Jalapeno Balsamic is delicious when added to your favorite tomato or fruit salsas.  You can also add it to taste to your Guacamole recipe for a real kicked up taste.

We love combining Marisolio’s Lavender Balsamic with our California Garlic Oil for a fabulous bread dipping combination.  It couldn’t be easier and your guests will love it.

Next time you made a side pasta salad with your favorite macaroni product, consider adding a splash of Marisolio’s Oregano Balsamic.  It is a White Balsamic and will not discolor the food to which you add it.  It has a tangy herbaceous flavor that will be just the thing to take something ordinary to a new level.

I hope we gave you some ideas you can use in your day to day cooking!  We at Marisolio are so proud of our products and think it is such a treat to share our ways of using them.  Stop by the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys any time to try our products in person.  Our staff would love to offer suggestions based on how you like to cook.

If you can’t stop by, give us a call at (209) 728-8853 or check out our website at

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On Sale This Month

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Marisolio is proud to announce What’s On Sale this month!  We have six products discounted for you, all of which will be terrific in your spring and early summer recipes.

Koroneiki EVOO
Wild Fernleaf Dill Olive Oil
Tarragon Olive Oil

White Jalapeno Balsamic
Lavender Balsamic
Oregano White Balsamic

You can easily order these products on our website:   www.marisolio. com   If you prefer, give us a call at (209) 728-8853 and we can assist you by taking your order by telephone.

As a matter of fact, if you order all six products in our 200 ml size, you can get free shipping!

We would love to offer you tastings of these sale products if you are able to come by the shop in person.  We are located at 488 Main Street in Murphys, CA.

Check back with us in our next post for some suggestions on how you can use these delicious and unique products.

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Mother’s Day

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Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is coming up next Sunday, May 10.  There is still time to ship some of Marisolio’s Olive Oils and Balsamics to Mom if you hop on it right away.  We ship US Priority Mail, so items ordered by Thursday, May 7 should arrive on time.

We guarantee the special moms in your life will love a gift of our products!  Check out the website at to order online, or give us a call at (209) 728-8853 and our knowledgeable staff will be happy to assist you.

If you are bringing Mom to Murphys to celebrate in our charming little town, do make a stop at Marisolio a must on your To Do List.  We are located at 488 Main Street in Murphys, and would be pleased to offer you a tasting of our products.

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Help Us Provide Aid To Nepal

Man walks along the street near a collapsed house following Saturday's earthquake in Kathmandu, Nepal

The rice-producing country of Nepal has been devastated by a huge 7.8 Richter scale earthquake. They need food, shelter, warm clothing and bedding. Marisolio Tasting Bar is committed to their relief by donating $.50 from every bottle of oil and balsamic condimento sold during the month of May toward rescue efforts by the Red Cross. Please help us make a substantial donation by ordering or coming in to the store and purchasing lots of olive oil and balsamic condimentos this month for such a humanitarian effort. You might even consider gifts for Mother’s Day, Graduation, Birthdays and yes… even Christmas. We’ll report next month how well we did. Thanking all of our wonderful customers in advance, we at Marisolio Tasting Bar salute you for your selfless contributions.

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Fat Tuesday: New Orleans Cuisine


Bring your beads and your appetite for some New Orleans fun! Our class will be hosted by Tom Knoth and Paula Martell, who just returned from “The Big Easy” with some of the classic recipes that have made its restaurants famous.

Tom and Paula are home cooks whose passion for food turned them into cooking instructors. They were organizers and hosts of the monthly Pine Mountain Lake Cooking classes in Groveland for 4 years, and they have also conducted cooking classes for some of our local wineries. Their style is casual, fun, and interactive; sharing lots of techniques and knowledge, and some great food. We hope you will join us in welcoming them to Marisolio.

Menu: Iced Tea–Beignets–Pimento Cheese–Shrimp Remolade–Muffuletta Sandwich—Crème Brûlée

Class is scheduled for Tuesday, May 12.  We will offer both a 10 AM session and a 6 PM session.  Class fee is $30, with $5 the cost of a second class fee.  This is going to be an outstanding class, and would be such a fun thing to do with a friend or spouse.  Call the store at (209) 728-8853 to make your reservation now. Looking forward to seeing you in class!

488 Main Street
Murphys, CA

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Rosemary Olive Oil is Back!

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Marisolio is so excited to tell you that we have our Whole Herb Fused Rosemary Olive Oil back in stock!

“Fused” means that whole fresh rosemary was crushed at the very same time the olives were pressed.  This fusion of the herb and extra virgin Chetoui olives produces a delectable merging of flavors.  I love it paired with our Red Apple Balsamic for a wonderful bread dipping combination.

Our Rosemary Olive oil will take your spring lamb to a new level, and you won’t believe what it does to roasted potatoes or other vegetables.   You can also use it as a salad dressing oil, as it pairs beautifully with Sicilian Lemon White Balsmic as well as our Pomegranate Balsamic Condiemento.

Do stop by the shop to try a sample.  If coming to the shop at 488 Main Street in Murphys isn’t an option, you can order online at www.marisolio. com, or by phone at (209) 728-8853

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Enjoy April in the Motherlode

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Spring has arrived in the Motherlode!  If you haven’t paid our area a visit in awhile, you might want to consider doing so during this lovely time of year.

The hills are still green, the flowers are blooming, and the butterflies are out in full force.  Our days are comfortably cool, and the evenings mild.  Schools are still in session, so the crowds are lighter than they will be next month at this time.  The town of Murphys is full of over 24 wonderful wine tasting rooms, unique shops , plus there are some really exciting restaurants to tempt our visitors.

In particular, we would like to encourage you to pay a visit to Marisolio.  We are an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting room, and have an outstanding array of products for you to enjoy.  Our knowledgeable staff would be delighted to show you around the shop, and offer specific products to compliment your tastes and style of cooking.  It is easy to drop in intending to stay just a minute, and find that some time has passed by while you enjoyed sampling all our great oils and balsamics and visiting with our staff!

We are a great destination, and hope you will stop by for “the Marisolio experience”.

We are located at 488 Main Street, Murphys, CA  (209) 728-8853.

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