Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar
The Pomegranate, native to Persia [modern-day Iran], is prized for its apple-shaped fruit, which is filled with scores of tiny, juicy seeds. The seeds are dark, delicious, and are used in everything from Grenadine syrup for cocktails to Middle-Eastern meat dishes to Indian and Pakistani chutneys and curries.
We marry the sweet fruit of the pomegranate with rich balsamic vinegar to produce our premium Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar. This vinegar adds depth to any of your favorite pan sauces, to braised meats, and fruit compotes. Drizzle a little Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar over poached fruit and ice cream for an elegant and easy dessert. A splash of Pomegranate Balsamic Vinegar livens up a fresh green or rice salad, and brings a tasty twist to poultry stuffing. Pairs well with citrus olive oils for a fruity marinade or dressing, or with Chipotle Olive Oil for a spicier combo.
Balsamic Vinegar is a delicious aged vinegar, prized for its sweet-tart, concentrated flavor. We offer you the very best Balsamic Vinegars that we import directly from the rolling hills of Modena, Italy, where true balsamic vinegars have been produced since the Middle Ages.
True balsamic vinegar is not made from wine, as you might expect, but rather from pressed, un-fermented Trebbiano and Lambrusco grapes. The pressed grapes are simmered over an open flame, and reduced to a thick syrup. This sweet syrup is in turn fermented twice, then slowly aged and evaporated in a succession of smaller and smaller barrels, made from different aromatic woods. As the balsamic vinegar ages, moisture evaporates out, and the vinegar thickens and its complex flavors become more concentrated.
Balsamic Vinegar has many culinary uses, including salad dressings, dips, marinades, reductions and sauces. Try a splash of balsamic vinegar to enhance steaks, fish, egg dishes -- even fresh fruit, and on ice creams, gelati and desserts. Buon Appetito!