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January 2018 is Olive Oil Month at The National!

Celebrating the great flavor and health benefits of truly great extra virgin olive oil as we begin the new year. Every week, we'll be featuring a different Extra Virgin Olive Oil from Trentino, Italy. Some of the world's finest extra virgin olive oil, available right here in Athens, Georgia, thanks to Uncommon Gourmet Associates.

 

Four different Extra Virgin Olive Oils - 46th Parallel Green, White and Blue Label, plus ULIVA Garda Trentino Black Label - featured on our table and on our menus each week in January. Stop in for lunch or dinner to try the week's featured 'EVOO' and purchase a bottle to take home too (see pricing below).

 

Olive Oil Tasting and Class at The National on January 7, 2-4pm. Led by Randall Abney of Uncommon Gourmet, you'll learn about the month's featured olive oils, health benefits of regular consumption of true extra virgin olive oil and taste one the most rare and regarded olive oils in the world. Free to attend! Call 706-549-3450 or email erin@thenationalrestaurant.com for reservations and questions. 

 

Olive Oil and Wine Dinner at The National on January 16 at 6:30pm. Call 706-549-3450 or email reservations@thenationalrestaurant.com to reserve a table. $65 per guest for 4 courses with wine pairings.

 

1. Snacks to start

beet caprese, mozzarella, basil, extra virgin olive oil

beef carpaccio, local arugula, parmigiano, extra virgin olive oil

Cabernet Sauvignon-Merlot blend, Terre di San Leonardo, Vigneti delle Dolomiti, Italy, 2010

 

2.  Appetizer

farro soup with winter vegetables, pancetta, grana, tiny croutons, extra virgin olive oil

Pinot Nero, Abbazia di Novacella, Trentino-Alto Adige, Italy, 2016

 

3.  Entree

olive-oil poached cod with saffron, tomato, fennel, capers, olive dust and meyer lemon 

Pinot Grigio, Tramin, Südtirol-Alto Adige, Italy, 2016

 

4.  Dessert

olive oil cake with citrus and olive oil gelato

Brut Prosecco, Adami Garbèl, Treviso, Italy, NV

 

Featured Olive Oil Cocktail:  JANUARY SOUR
ASW Georgia Apple Brandy, Italian Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Egg White, Cinnamon, Lemon, Bitters, Herbsaint

 

Extra Virgin Olive Oil for Sale 

OLIDEA Olive Dust
40g, $14.95

46 Parallel Green Label
500mL, $36.95
250mL, $19.95

46 Parallel Blue Label
500mL, $36.95

46 Parallel White Label
organic, 500mL, $37.95

ULIVA Garda Trentino Black Label
500mL, $38.95
250mL, $24.95