Mediterranean artisan cuisine – L’Echo


The Kitchen is the deli opposite the Byron Bay Olive Co kitchen, and full of their wonderful produce


There is something very romantic and appealing about Provence, about French and Spanish cuisine, about eating the kind of delicious cheeses and other delicacies that the French might appreciate. But here in Byron, you can eat the foods that a person from the south of France might choose from at his local farmers market, as Antoine of Byron Bay Olive Co. sold the best local food at his market stall. parents in Sanary. -sur-Mer in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in south-eastern France.

Antoine, who first ran the stand from the age of five, feels overwhelmed to be able to bring this offer to Australia. While many of us might dream of living on the French Riviera, Antoine fell in love with Byron on a visit and moved from there. Of course, in Europe food miles are not such a thing, it’s easy to get Sicilian or Spanish olives, from a place that has perfected olive cultivation for thousands of years. But, in a sustainable way, Antoine now offers award-winning organic European and NSW olives here.

Of course, once you figure out how to source quality ingredients, you have the option of using them to create your own delicacies, and it doesn’t just sell olives, it makes a terrific black tapenade as well. A remarkable achievement is its lightly marinated sweet garlic, even young babies love to eat them in the stroller, and old people like me love them with beer! Spot the difference.

They started making olive oil this year, pressed from the organic olives they sell; a new product which is excellent for cooking but also very good on meals, or on salads, now that it is heating up, or on baked fish or vegetables.

Isn’t it amazing how many innovative food companies are starting up here? Antoine’s first sales were in local markets, and they still have a stall in Byron and Bangalow markets, although the operation is now Australia-wide.

The team makes all of their produce from the kitchen behind ‘La Cuisine’, their French Deli on the roundabout opposite Bunnings in Byron. Come say hello to Julian and the rest of the team in their delicatessen and kitchen, who ensure that the flavors and quality of the products remain high.

You can buy a range of carefully selected French cheeses like La Raclette in their French Deli, olives to take away and other gourmet dishes, but soon you can sit back in the front garden and eat a delicious baguette or have a coffee. there as the COVID rules loosen.

And, if you’re a restaurant owner or Byron food retailer, ask the team at Byron Olive Co. to share their product line.

2/29 Brigantine Street, Byron Bay

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