04 Oct

Savor the world’s most exclusive olive oil

Want to taste the world’s most expensive olive oil? You can at Quattro in the Four Seasons Hotel Silicon Valley, 2050 University Ave. in East Palo Alto, CA.

Made in Tuscany, Manni organic extra virgin olive oil can be found at only 25 other restaurants around the world. Founder Armando Manni carefully selects only establishments that he believes will truly appreciate the product.

And what an exclusive group it is. Thomas Keller is a longtime client, using the oil at both the French Laundry in Yountville and Per Se in New York. Others include Jean Georges in New York and Shanghai; Charlie Trotter’s in Chicago; Daniel in New York; Alex at the Wynn Las Vegas; and the Fat Duck in the United Kingdom.

Quattro executive chef Alessandro Cartumini has been using the extraordinarily lush olive oil for the past two months as a finishing touch on some dishes. He offers a $3 pour to customers who want to add it to any dish or try it as a dip for bread. He also sells 3.4-ounce bottles of the 2005 and 2006 vintages for $80 each.

Manni calls his product “live oil.”‘ Unlike other olive oils that gradually lose much of their antioxidant-rich polyphenols as they sit on a store shelf in transparent bottles, his olive oils, sold only in the 3.4-ounce opaque bottles, lose very little of their polyphenols, even after a year or two. The oils can be ordered at http://www.manni.biz with a minimum of 10 (3.4-ounce) bottles. Cost is about $311, depending upon the current exchange rate with the euro.

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