It´s been a while since I last wrote on the blog, my final thesis for the Master occupied most of the time that my wonderful job at Carolina Herrera didn´t spend. But finally I´m back, with tons of new places and experiences that I want to share with you.
Last Thursday I was invited to an amazing event at El Raval, a neighborhood located at Barcelona’s heart. It was the opening of a gourmet shop, also known as “Oleoteca”, named La Chinata.
From the moment I first entered the store I was driven to the fascinating world of olive oil (in every sense of the word): Flavoured extra virgin oil, fruit vinegars, salt and spices from all over the world, spreads, marmalades, sauces, infusions of olive leaf, vinaigrettes, chocolate, sweets and cosmetics; all of them finely elaborated with extra virgin oil as part of the increasing trend of consumers for natural and healthy products.
This exclusive place for sophisticated palates is ideal for Sybarites and bon vivants. At La Chinata, the possibility to have a gourmet home-made meal is always approachable as the wide range of products guaranties to transform a daily meal into an amazing dish.
At the event, guests were invited to try simple meals and tapas with a simple touch of olive oil, spices or salts. People say details make the difference, and trust me they do; with this dab you were able to try a new experience in each bite.
Something else worth trying are the cosmetics this store has to offer. The value of extra virgin oil in cosmetics is amazing as it contains a high content of polyphenols. Moreover, its acidity is perfectly suitable for every type of skin making it smooth, moisturized and healthy while it protects it against free radicals that accelerate the aging of skin.
I was gifted with some of its cosmetics and I truly recommend you to try them, the difference between normal cosmetics and olive oil cosmetics is huge!
Now you know, whenever you visit Spanish territory I urge you to visit this “Oleoteca” and take a piece of the Mediterranean with you…
All pictures are courtesy of “La Chinata”