Date nights are far and few between for this mama, can anyone relate? Two kids, very different in age, keeps us all over the place with different activities and schedules. So when vomFASS invited us to check out their store and gift set options for this holiday season, we couldn't pass it up, and decided to make it a date!
vomFASS, born in Germany, is a one-of-a-kind store. They are known for their unique line of high quality oils, vinegars, spirits, and wines from around the world. In the store, you can sample spirits, liqueurs and wines straight from the casks, and high-quality oils and vinegars from the stoneware crocks in order to find the perfect ingredients for cooking meals. Wine tastings and cooking classes are held on-site also. It is such a fun place to be.
This was our first time to Wiregrass… so let me start there. What an amazing outdoor shopping center plus so much more. We will definitely be going back. It was so easy to get to off i75, which is a huge bonus, and the weather is perfect in the evenings for outdoor strolling right now. I can only imagine how gorgeous it will be when the holiday lights are wrapping up all those palm trees and the Christmas tree is up (which will happen to be right in front of vomFass!)
We walked into vomFASS and were immediately greeted by an associate, and offered a glass of wine - who doesn’t love to start the night that way. The store is the perfect size, lots of options but not overwhelming, you can easily stroll around for a while but not get lost. Off the main room, is a tasting room where they hold cooking classes and events, but open to the main room also. There, we had an amazing Pumpkin and Pear salad that featured their one of a kind Pumpkin Seed Oil and Pear Balsamic Vinegar, shaken and poured over the salad. What a simple, healthy, and delicious dressing. I will include the entire recipe below!
After we each snacked on our salads, we moved back to the main room for signature cocktails as we looked around and asked questions. I chose the vomFASS Seabreaze - but it was unlike any seabreaze I have had in the past. It had a great holiday twist with their signature vomFASS crancello. SO good! (You can find that recipe below also!)
We walked around the store for a good hour, and never got board. There are so many amazing things to check out. My husband enjoys a good whiskey now and then, and they had such an assortment that had our attention. The associates know so much about each product they offer, and it really is neat to learn about the story behind each. He tasted a basic American Whiskey to start, and then tasted something a little more out of the box. He was happy with both, what a fun double date night that could be, to go back and sample other!
Then they brought out an unbelievable vanilla bean ice cream, and suggested picking a liqueur to drizzle over it. I chose the Black Currant Liqueur, and it was wonderful. I never would have thought to pair something like that. They have flavors for everyone's taste.
I had a chance to learn about their gift sets, specifically for the upcoming holiday season. Everything I saw, I immediately thought of someone I knew and how great of a gift it would be. I love shopping for others, but sometimes get overwhelmed with this season as I don’t want to buy something just for the sake of a gift, I want it to be unique for that person, and vomFASS is the jackpot for exactly that. So if you know me personally, you know what you’re getting this year!
You can personalize everything, and mix and match, the possibilities are endless. For example, we will be going back for a gift for our best friends. He is a whiskey drinker, shes more of a wine or vodka gal. We can pick one of each, have them poured into adorable, stackable bottles, and wrapped up perfectly for a gift. Walk out of the store with a one of a kind gift that compliments both of them! Or if there is someone in your life that enjoys a good oil and vinegar blend, you can pick different combos of those, stacked or put together with unique glass bottles, and the staff will wrap them up beautifully. vomFASS also has coconut oils, spices, Walla Walla mustard spreads, chutneys, and more. There is something for everyone!
We left with their hazelnut oil and date balsamic vinegar to try at home. We have already drizzed the date balsamic vinegar on green beans the other night, and it was delicious. What an easy way to dress up a simple dinner.
So go check out vomFASS, make a day or night out of it! Kids can play in the huge green space right out front while you sit outside and socialize, you can get some shopping done, or make it a date night or moms night out and enjoy the gorgeous night scene Wiregrass offers. Make sure to also follow vomFASS on social media to stay up to date with their events and tastings they offer, there is always something fun planned on their calendar.
ADDRESS The Shops at Wiregrass 28249 Paseo Dr., Suite 110 Wesley Chapel, FL, 33543 PHONE (813) 907-2167
When you go visit in store - mention the code vomfass10 and Fit4Mom Tampa Bay, for 10% off your in store purchases this gift giving season! And make sure to let us know how much you love it!
Pumpkin & Pear Salad
3 T. vomFASS Pumpkin Seed Oil
1.5 T. vomFASS Pear Balsamic Vinegar
1 package greens
1 bunch of green onions, diced
1 package of pumpkin seeds or toasted nut
1.2 cup of craisons or dried cherries
1 small package of Gorgonzola
vomFASS Seabreaze Cocktail
1 part vomFASS vodka
1 part vomFASS crancello
1 part Orangecello
SHAKE AND ENJOY!