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A few tablespoons of balsamic vinegar brighten the flavor of honey-roasted pears to create an impressive first course or an elegant dessert. Photo by Sue Doeden

Flavor of honey-roasted pears brightened by balsamic vinegar

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During my last trip to the Twin Cities, I had the opportunity to visit one of the new specialty stores that sells olive oils and balsamic vinegars.


Vinaigrette, near 50th and Xerxes in south Minneapolis, has been open for business since last September. I'd never been in a store like this. And I'd never sipped balsamic vinegars or olive oil straight up.

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