INTERVIEW WITH THE MAKERS
What's your favourite dish to make using Aetos Ithaki Olive Oil?
A tricky question for us as we use our olive oil in/ on/ near/ around nearly everything we eat! We drizzle it over pastas, salads, grilled fish, just about anything on toast. But glugging it on? We are talking a zesty tzatziki, silky salsa verde, crisp focaccia or a juicy imam byaldi. Sometimes though there’s nothing much better than a good tomato dripping in EVOO with a pinch of salt. YUM.
What's the secret to making great olive oil?
We are a small producer making artisanal extra virgin olive oil. We hand pick all of our olives. This is time consuming, but it means minimal damage to the trees and the juicy little olives before they get to the press. And, this means locking in the most antioxidants possible for an insane flavour and undeniable health benefits. This island is full of 90 year olds!
If you didn't produce olive oil, what would be your dream job?
Prior to this we were a Theatre manager (Robin) and an NHS dentist (Sarah) so we’ve already had a career 180, and… we reckon it can get much better than this
What's your favourite restaurant in your hometown and why?
When we are back in Bristol we love a visit to the Bristol Lido with its divine seasonal Mediterranean menu set in a grade 2 listed outdoor pool. It’s the kind of eating that we love and It’s like being on holiday. In, say, Greece.