Vom Fass, meaning from “the cask”, is a store I discovered a couple of years ago in Westlake Village. Infused olive oils and vinegars, but also cask strength scotch, liqueurs, wine and a generous absinthe fountain – all for tasting and purchase. While keeping up with them, mostly via email, I liked this recipe to share with readers. Below the recipe, see more info on Vom Fass.
8 Large (U-10) Scallops
4 Strips Bacon, cooked
1 Bunch Kale, Stemmed and thinly sliced
1 Tblsp Vom Fass Grape Seed Cooking Oil
3 1/2 Tblsp Vom Fass Vinagre Viejo de Montilla (Spanish Red Wine Vinegar)
1 1/2 Tblsp Vom Fass Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Salt/pepper to taste
Lightly salt and pepper scallops, place in pan and sear each side 2-3 minutes until done.
Set the scallops aside.
Reduce heat to medium, add the kale to the pan and add Vinagre Viefo de Montilla. Lightly salt and pepper and saute until tender (3-4 minutes).
To serve, lay down a bed of kale. Crumble bacon on the kale. Top with scallops and drizzle with Lemon Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Welcome to one of the most unique shops in the Conejo Valley! VOM FASS translates as “from the cask” in German and while there are 270 shops internationally, VOM FASS Westlake Village is the only store of its kind in California.
All of our extraordinary products, from culinary olive oils and cold-pressed nut and seed oils, to deliciously ripe-tasting fruit vinegars, to fine Scotch, grappas, wines and liqueurs, may be tasted and savored in the shop before selecting the amount you desire. Choose any quantity and we will dispense it fresh into any of 40 selections of traditional and elegant bottles. Each bottle is inscribed with a special message, or simply with details of its contents and, upon request, beautifully wrapped – compliments of VOM FASS.
As always, our customers are encouraged to return with their bottles for a refill! Stop by Westlake Village’s hidden jewel.