If olive oil and balsamic vinegar were considered fine art, Jeremy and Rebecca Berlin would be gallery owners. That’s the best way I can describe their business, Bella Balsamic & The Pressed Olive, inside Fishermen’s Village, 1200 W. Retta Esplanade, Punta Gorda (www.BellaBalsamic.biz).
No fruit seems off limits for the vinegars, from black cherry to coconut, pomegranate to peach, not to mention flavors such as chocolate, espresso, lavender, maple vanilla and serrano pepper. Black truffle, blood orange, Persian lime and sesame are just some of the accompanying olive oils. All told, they offer more than 50 varieties.
All of Bella Balsamic’s oils are extra virgin cold-pressed, and go through a third-party lab analysis tracing the oil to the farmer, the farm and the date it was picked.At Bella Balsamic, Olive Oil and vinegar become Fine Art,