Pampa Partner Feature: Evoolution
Because at Pampa we’re all about blending Brazilian cuisine and traditions with the Albertan palate and ingredients, we partner with local vendors, artisans, and producers to enhance our offerings and provide our guests with the best Alberta has to offer. And since our infamous salad bar is packed full of fresh greens, produce, imported cheeses, and breads, we’ve partnered with Evoolution to give our guests superior olive oils and aged balsamic vinegars that beautifully complement their meals. We love creating our own salad dressings with Evoolution’s oil and vinegars, but if you want to truly experience what Evoolution has to offer, you must check out one of their locations for yourself.
With six locations in Edmonton, St. Albert, Calgary, Canmore, and Banff, walking into any Evoolution shop is akin to entering a fancy tasting bar with flavour menus and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the olive grove. Offering premium extra virgin olive oils, a myriad of fused and infused olive oils, and gourmet specialty oils as well as white and dark balsamic vinegars and gourmet specialty vinegars, Evoolution offers individual guided tours where you can dip fresh bread into every oil and vinegar (if you want to try them all) as well as both public and private tastings. Their public tastings allow you to sample small plates and Italian sodas made with their unique oils and vinegars, to learn how to taste olive oils and what to look for in buying oils, to discover fresh ideas and recipes using oil and vinegars, and to receive a 15% discount on your purchase. Private tastings are similar, but more intimate and interactive and can include wine! However you choose to engage at Evoolution, it’s a culinary adventure and an educational experience.
Evoolution sources their olives from the northern hemisphere in the fall and the southern hemisphere in the spring to harvest the freshest oils in the world. They only use freshly crushed olives (within four hours of picking) with a crush date stamped on each bottle and the Evoolution team fuses and infuses their oils and vinegars and bottles them onsite.
So what do you do with flavoured oils and vinegars? You elevate your cooking – exponentially. From marinades to salad dressings, from dips to salsa, and from desserts to drinks, infused oils and vinegars give you a delicious and heart healthy way to enhance your cooking – without preservatives and off-the-shelf goods. Want ideas? Check out Evoolution’s recipes for great ways to use their products in your cooking – it’ll change your life.
Try Evoolution’s fine oils and vinegars at Pampa’s salad bar with our toothsome Brazilian barbecue: book your reservation today.