Owners, Rita Vranesic and Laura Zeppos have been in the food service industry for over 20 years. They became known for their Greek delights, including Baklava, Spanakopita and Rizogalo (Rice Pudding). Laura, being Greek, grew up with these things, while Rita helped to perfect the recipes to make them unique to their business. Both of them enjoy the healthy benefits of a fresh Mediterranean diet, and often use olive oils and balsamics in their own cooking and baking . Because there are no local suppliers, they would travel to other cities to purchase ingredients for use in their business and at home. In August of 2015, it was decided that it was time to introduce the Lebanon area to the oils, vinegars and other products that they use. In addition, they wanted to focus more on their Greek food offerings, hence the Aegean Table was born.
The Aegean Table brings to the area flavored oils and vinegars from the Sutter Buttes region of Northern California. You might ask...Why California olive oil? California has an excellent climate for growing olives. The Sutter Buttes area produces an olive oil that is smooth and mild in intensity making it the perfect foundation for infusing. The natural flavors of the infusions shine through and are not overpowered by the oil.
However, when it comes to non-flavored olive oil, that is when they prefer the stronger, more robust olive oil of Greece. Laura's cousin, Katerina Zeppos, who came to this area from Greece, imports the oil directly from a Greek supplier, then has it bottled in Lititz.
Our oils and vinegars are bottled by companies that are inspected and have labels that contain ingredients and nutritional content, so that you can see what is in our products, where they come from, and how fresh they are.
Rita and Laura hope to share their love of good food by providing some of their most requested Greek dishes and foods. Additionally, they want to share with others the finest of ingredients for you to bring to your own table!