Olive Oil with Espelette Pepper
Olive oil with espelette pepper is bursting with intense fruity and spicy flavours. Drizzle over vegetables, pizzas, or even a carpaccio of meat or fish to add a Basque twist.
Every bottle of extra virgin olive oil contains two large whole espelette peppers.
Espelette pepper is a chilli unique to the Basque Country. It is arguably the characteristic flavour of Basque cuisine. It’s traditionally used to cure Bayonne hams, to flavour piperade, and in chicken basquaise.
Maison Arostéguy is a Basque institution. The Arostéguy family opened a unique grocery store in Biarritz in 1875, importing goods from all over the world. In the 1930s, their reputation for high-quality products even attracted famous musicians and actors. Photographs and keepsakes are still on display in the store today.
As a family of spice grinders, they also created their own spice blends. Current owner, Pierre Arostéguy, travels the globe looking for inspiration and rare ingredients. He is also passionate about promoting his native Basque food culture. Pierre sums up Maison Arostéguy’s philosophy with the following phrase: ‘For us, no table is good without generosity, creativity & conviviality’.
Ingredients: extra virgin olive oil (98%), espelette pepper (2%).