On May 15, 2020 the NY100C World Olive Oil Competition revealed the full list of this year's best extra virgin olive oils. Seventeen tasting professionals from thirteen countries judged remotely 900 olive oils in the world's largest and most prestigious EVOO competition. NY100C WOOC took place despite the coronavirus disruption, using a sophisticated plan that ensured sound judgement procedures without compromising safety.
Our own Phileos stands proud among the world's greatest EVOOs winning a Silver Award at NY100C. Its delicate blend of Athinolia and Koroneiki varieties give it a mild, versatile taste that demonstrates admirably the properties of its Protected Geographical Indication of Laconia. It's not the first award for Phileos, that won a Gold Award back in 2017, but it's still an important and rightful distinction for our worthy friends from Sparta, KASELL S.A.
Apparently, the experts suggest baked or broiled fish and asparagus soup as perfect pairings for Phileos and I'm not going to argue with that. Just the other day I baked some nice pieces of turbot with a generous coating of Phileos and salt (fish rarely needs bells and whistles) and I was very happy with the result. What I will add though to the experts' suggestions is that Phileos elevates any dish it contributes to and offers some much needed health benefits, to boot.
Three cheers for Phileos then, and a couple more for the competition organizers who adjusted timely and effectively to public health mandates, so that the hard-working olive oil producers were able to receive the recognition they deserved.