AND SPICY. L'Estornell Organic is made entirely from Arbequina
olives, the small, brown, glossy variety that are the pride
of Catalonia. An organically produced oil, it is medium-weight,
with a nutty aroma and a mildly peppery bite, superb drizzled
over grilled vegetables or fish. Available for $25.99 for
750 milliliters at Sutton Place Gourmet (3201 New Mexico Ave.
NW, 202-363-5800) and Dean & Deluca (3276 M St. NW, 800-925-7854,
www.deandeluca.com). Another good Arbequina oil is Pons, which
costs $24 for 475 milliliters at www.tienda.com -- a great
resource for imported Spanish gourmet goods.
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