Sunday, September 18th, 2016
4:00 PM
Nacul Center, 592 Main St., Amherst MA

(Directions and Map)

Circolo Italiano Presents

Barbara Goldstein and Matthew Wirth

Owners of

Barbara Goldstein and Matthew Wirth are the owners of Ellie's Oils, a store in Northampton selling flavor infused olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Barbara comes to this business with a background of having started and run numerous businesses thought her career. Matthew is a trained chef, and has focused his interest into oil and vinegar. Ellie's carries almost 20 oils that are flavor infused, from garlic and rosemary, to red chili pepper and lemon. There are also a rotating array of 6 ultra premium olive oils from small vineyards around the world. They are always "chasing the crush" to guarantee that the oils they have are the freshest you can find." The 20 or so balsamic vinegars are all made in Modena, Italy, with dark balsamics infused with fig to pomegranate and white balsamics from cranberry pear to grapefruit. They will come with a number of ultra premium olive oils and offer a little "olive oil 101" class.

"We will explain what makes a quality olive oil, and have tasting available. We will also have some of their most popular flavors available to taste in both oil and vinegar. We will come with product, so if anyone wishes to purchase oil or vinegar they will be able to."


Please try to arrive in time so that we can start our meeting promptly at 4:00pm

Bring Your Favorite Italian Dish to Share!

(Suggestion: Go Green. Bring washable tableware to save a tree!)

Save These Dates:

Oct. 16, 2016
Dick Abrams, Italian detective stories
Host – Joe and Sue Mattei

Nov. 6, 2016
Dr. Anthony Tuck, Associate Professor, Dept. of Classics and Director of Poggio Civitate
Excavations, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Talk about Etruscans
Host – John Stoffolano

Dec. 4, 2016
Christmas Party at the Delany House
Host – Mary Jane

Jan. 8, 2017
Lorraine Mangione and her new co-authored book: Daughters, Dads and the Path Through Grief: Tales from Italian America.
Host – Dee DeGeiso

Feb. 12, 2017
Rick Newton’s Trip to Sardinia. With food and wines of Sardinia
Host – Bob Biagi

March 5, 2017
Sandy D’Amato, Local chef
Hosts – Mary and Al Siano

April 9, 2017
Tom Luck and Liz Kidder - A Sojourn in Florence (spring of 2016)
Host – Joe Gianesin

May 7, 2017
Dinner at Amadeus
Host - Norm DeBastiani

August 6, 2017
Picnic.
Host – Mary Jane