Welcome to Above Gourmet,
Thank you for visiting AboveGourmet.com. Back
in March 2005, we started our internet business,
under the name A Wedding of a Lifetime, marketing
wedding favors, bridal shower favors, etc. The
first two products that were unique to our party
line were our Gourmet Extra Virgin Olive Oil imported
from Greece and our delicious 12 year aged Balsamic
Vinegar imported from Italy. For years we received
such a positive response to our products that
we decided to branch out into other markets in
organizing gourmet tasting parties, fundraisers
as well as participating in local farmer’s
markets. We decided to merge all our products
and services under one umbrella called Above Gourmet.
By forming this new structure we will be able
to go "Above" and beyond in concentrating
on our specialties such as our therapeutic essential oils, olive oil wedding
favors, honey jar favors and hand blown glass
Why should you purchase your Olive Oil
and Balsamic Vinegar from Above Gourmet?
For more than 300 years, our importers, Ariston Specialties have been
growing, producing, bottling, and distributing
the best extra virgin olive oil from Kalamata
Greece to the entire world. The Extra Virgin Olive
Oil is noted to have one of the
lowest acidity in the American Market. The low
acidity is due to weather, soil and climate condition
and most importantly the experience and knowledge
that go to manufacture/cold press this product.
Our importers have received numerous awards. Ariston's products have been featured on the Faith Middleton Show "Food Schmooze" on NPR, and The Hartford Currant. National Public TV has featured their products for fundraisers. They have been featured several times on The Boston Globe as well as the Westchester County Magazine in NY. In the winter of 2007, our importers were featured on PBS WGBY's "Making it Here in America." Ariston's olive oil and balsamic has received several Best in Connecticut Awards from 2001-2011. Ariston's olive oil has also received in May 2008 two gold medals at the Fort Lauderdale International Olive Oil Festival, a bronze medal in the 2008 and a silver medal at the 2012 International Olive Oil Competition in Los Angeles. They were recently awarded "Most Favorite" Olive Oil at SIAL CANADA's 2012 OLIVE d'OR Competition in Montreal.