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July 4, 2017

Oliviers & Co. x Va Bene Pasta Deli: An Indulgent Gastronomic Dining Experience

Oliviers&Co., the world's best olive oil brand, brings excitement to the foodie community as it collaborates with Manila’s top artisan Italian restaurant, Va Bene. This partnership features Oliviers&Co.’s products to highlight different unique flavors of every dish personally curated for a special menu by Va Bene’s Executive Chef and owner, Massimo Veronesi.


“I like the quality of Oliviers&Co.’s olive oils as well as their other specialty products. I tested their products a few years back and I was very impressed about the quality and how many different flavors they have,” shared Chef Massimo.

For this collaboration, Chef Massimo created a menu where O&Co. products not only complement the dish, but as a main ingredient to give a delicious twist for that irresistible burst of flavor. “The use of premium extra virgin oil balances and complements the taste. For each dish, I chose the oil with the right characteristics to give it an unexpected, delectable flavor,” said Chef Massimo.


There’s the Tuna Carpaccio (tuna carpaccio with straciatella cheese, celery, dill, and capers, finished with O&Co. Lemon Specialty Olive Oil), which is the perfect appetizer to prepare your taste buds for the bold flavors to come. Follow it with a plate of traditional Italian pasta dish, the Aglio E Olio (Homemade Linguine pasta with sautéed “aglio e olio” clams, and zucchini, finished with O&Co. Lemon Specialty Olive Oil). It’s simple but is astonishingly full-flavored. Also try the Tomato Risotto (Carnaroli risotto cooked with sun-dried tomatoes, fresh basil, buffalo straciatella cheese, and finished with O&Co. 2017 Affiorato Oil). It has a creamy texture with your favorite Mediterranean ingredients.


For a taste of summer, try Va Bene’s Summer Panna Cotta (Refreshing vanilla orange pannacottta topped with O&Co. Blueberry Balsamic Condiment). The combination of tart and sweet flavors make it a refreshing dessert. They also have the Olive Oil Ice Cream which is vanilla ice cream made even more delectable with a drizzle of O&Co. 2017 Affiorato Oil, and topped with honey, chopped almonds and lemon zest. For a sweet and fruity flavor, finish your meal with the Strawberry & Fig (Vanilla Ice Cream on a bed of sliced fresh strawberries, drizzled with O&Co. Fig Condiment).



The special menu will be available for a limited time only starting on June 15 and is exclusively available at Va Bene Pasta Deli in Central Square.

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