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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

$6 Soft-Shell Crabs & Oskar Blues Beer | Sunday August 30th, 2015: 1pm to 5pm


What: $6 Soft-Shell Crabs & Oskar Blues Beer

When: Sunday August 30th, 2015: 1pm to 5pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro Garden, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY

Details: Celebrate the end of the Soft-Shell Crab season at Aroma Thyme. This great event will sell out, call to RSVP (845) 647-3000. 
There is a two crab minimum for this event.  A credit card is needed to confirm this event.  This event is a garden event only.  Soft-Shell Crabs on our regular dinning room menu is $12. 

Menu:
Open Face Sandwich 
Bere Bere Mayo & Shredded Lettuce
Potato Salad

Green Curry Crab & Rice

Puttanesca Style


Soft shell crabs are soft-bodied, freshly molten blue crab. The Blue Crab , Callinectes sapidus, is a variety of swimming crab typically found in the Western Atlantic. It is ‘famous’ in the mid-Atlantic coast region of the US. This blue crab variety is being discussed here, although there are other similar swimming crab species endemic to other oceans and are harvested in the same methods as soft shells and sold commercially live fresh or frozen.
A blue crab has a life span of about three years. In that life span, it becomes a soft shell after each mold and is in this stage for less than a couple of hours. In their three-year life span, this crab may molt between 18 to 23 times. The peak times for the molting stages are May through September, making the soft shell crab season beginning and ending then, too.

About Aroma Thyme: www.WhereBeerDrinkersGo.com
Aroma Thyme has been the leader of the craft beer restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme opened in 2003 with a firm dedication to true craft beer. “Since day one I have gone out of my way for great independent owned craft beer”, says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. The beer list has grown to over 250 beers without the big brands that fill most restaurants lists. But it’s not only beer at Aroma Thyme, it’s all about having one of the best stocked bars with independent producers. The Bistro has an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine. Aroma Thyme is Three Star certified green by The Green Restaurant Association.

Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 13 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conmedical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com.www.aromathymebistro.com

Crayfish Boil & Abita Beer | Sunday, September 13th, 1pm to 5pm


What:Crayfish Boil & Abita Beer

When: Sunday, September  13th, 1pm to 5pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY

Details: All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil with organic corn (non-GMO) and potatoes $19.99.  Plus we are featuring Abita Beer from Louisiana. This is our most popular garden event, reserve early! 

RSVP (845) 647-3000

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

All you can Eat Mussels in the Aroma Thyme Garden | Sunday August 2nd 2015 at 1 pm - 5 pm



What: All you can Eat Mussels in the Aroma Thyme Garden

When: Sunday August 2nd  2015. 1 pm - 5 pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St. Ellenville NY.

Details: All You Can Eat Mussels! And we are featuring Belgium Beer. It’s a perfect match. We are doing all you can eat mussels for $19.99 Sunday August 2nd 2015. 
1 pm - 5 pm in the Aroma Thyme Garden.  
 Beer is priced separately. 

RSVP (845) 647-3000

Did you know Mussels are farmed on the sea floor as well as in suspended systems  are a "Best Choice" for sustainability because of the minimal impact to surrounding ecosystems or cumulative ecosystem impacts. 

History and significance of Belgian beer

Beer in Belgium varies from the popular pale lager to lambic beer and Flemish red. Belgian beer-brewing's origins go back to the Middle Ages. There are approximately 125 breweries in the country, ranging from international giants to microbreweries. In Europe, only Germany, France and the United Kingdom are home to more breweries. Belgian breweries produce about 800 standard beers. When special one-off beers are included, the total number of Belgian beer brands is approximately 8,700. Belgians drink 93 liters of beer a year on average. Beer has been made in Belgium since at least the Middle Ages. It is believed today that beer was brewed at some monasteries during this period; however, no written proof exists. The Trappist monasteries that now brew beer in Belgium were occupied in the late 18th century primarily by monks fleeing the French Revolution. However, the first Trappist brewery in Belgium (Westmalle) did not start operation until 10 December 1836, almost 50 years after the Revolution. That beer was exclusively for the monks and is described as "dark and sweet." The first recorded sale of beer (a brown beer) was on 1 June 1861.

In Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, many Belgian beers have personalized beer glasses in which only that beer may be served. The shape of each glass enhances the flavor of the beer for which it is designed. This tradition may seem like behavior reserved for wine snobbery, but Belgians take their beer seriously - and with good reason. The country has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for specialty beers since the Middle Ages. Connoisseurs favor Belgian beers for their variety, real flavor and character.

It is easy to see the depth to which beer has become one with Belgium's culture. What other country has a driving tour through the countryside called the Beer Route? After a day of castle hopping, visitors can stop by one of the local cafés to enjoy some chocolate with their beer, as their worries melt away. Whether you were visiting a brewery, sitting in a café or attending a festival, visitors will remember the first time they tasted their favorite brew.

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 

3rd Annual $25.99 Twin Lobsters & Smuttynose Beer | Sunday August 16th, 1pm to 5pm



What: 3rd Annual $25.99 Twin Lobsters & Smuttynose Beer 

When: Sunday August 16th, 1pm to 5pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St Ellenville NY

Details: Twin Lobsters $25.99 and lots of Smuttynose Beer in our Garden. Smuttynose Beer will be available for purchase by the pint, flight and bottles.  

This event will sell out super fast!  RSVP (845) 647-3000.

About Smuttynose:
Smuttynose was founded in January, 1994. It released its first beer, Shoals Pale Ale, in July of that year, followed shortly thereafter by Old Brown Dog. 
Chuckwheat - 1996 (retired)

Portsmouth Lager - 1998 (retired)

The Big Beer Series - 1998 to the present

Belgian White Ale - 1999 (retired)

Robust Porter – 2001

Weizenheimer - 2002 (retired)

Pumpkin Ale – 2003

Finestkind IPA – 2004

Summer Weizen – 2005

Winter Ale – 2006

Short Batch Series – 2007

Hanami - 2007 (retired)

Star Island Single – 2009

Big A IPA (as year-round offering) - 
2010
Vunderbar Pilsner - 
2012
Noonan Black IPA - 2013

Smuttynose Brewing is related by common ownership & history to the Portsmouth Brewery and, indirectly, to the Northampton Brewery, located in western Massachusetts. The chronology goes like this:
1987 - Brother & sister Peter & Janet Egelston, along with partners Cora Lee Drew & Mark Metzger, start the Northampton Brewery, which is now the oldest brewpub in New England.
1991 - The Egelstons & Metzger start the Portsmouth Brewery, New Hampshire's first brewpub.
1992 - Peter & Janet buy Metzger out of the Northampton & Portsmouth partnership.
December, 1993 - Peter attends the bankruptcy auction of the Frank Jones Brewing Company & purchases the assets that form the basis for Smuttynose Brewing, founded in January, 1994.
2000 - Peter & Janet Egelston buy each other out of their partnership. Janet remains owner of the Northampton Brewery; Peter & his partner Joanne Francis own Smuttynose and the Portsmouth Brewery.

Smuttynose beers are distributed in 22 states and the District of Columbia, from Maine to Florida and as far west as Wisconsin. 

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 

Crayfish Boil & Abita Beer | Sunday July 26th, 1pm to 5pm


What:Crayfish Boil & Abita Beer

When: Sunday July 26th, 1pm to 5pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY

Details: All You Can Eat Crawfish Boil with organic corn (non-GMO) and potatoes $19.99.  Plus we are featuring Abita Beer from Louisiana. This is our most popular garden event, reserve early!

RSVP (845) 647-3000

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

All-You-Can EAT Snow Crab Legs in the garden, $24.99! Sunday July 12th 2015, 1 to 5 pm


What:  All-You-Can EAT Snow Crab Legs in the garden, $24.99! 

When: Sunday July 12th 2015,  1 to 5 pm 

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 

Details: All-You-Can EAT Snow Crab Legs in the garden, $24.99!
We sell out of out of most events in our garden, so rsvp at (845) 647-3000.

Known for their rich, sweet flavor, snow crabs are found in the sub-Arctic, western Atlantic and North Pacific. 
Most snow crab sold in the U.S. is imported from Canada, where it is well-managed.  
Snow crabs are caught with pots, which allow for undersized crabs and other bycatch  to be released relatively unharmed.

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

All you can Eat Mussels in the Aroma Thyme Garden | Sunday, June 28th 2015 at 1 pm - 5 pm


What: All you can Eat Mussels in the Aroma Thyme Garden

When: Sunday June 28th 2015. 1 pm - 5 pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St. Ellenville NY.

Details: All You Can Eat Mussels! And we are featuring Belgium Beer. It’s a perfect match. We are doing all you can eat mussels for $19.99 Sunday June 28th 2015. 1 pm - 5 pm in the Aroma Thyme Garden.  
 Beer is priced separately. 


RSVP (845) 647-3000

Did you know Mussels are farmed on the sea floor as well as in suspended systems  are a "Best Choice" for sustainability because of the minimal impact to surrounding ecosystems or cumulative ecosystem impacts. 

History and significance of Belgian beer

Beer in Belgium varies from the popular pale lager to lambic beer and Flemish red. Belgian beer-brewing's origins go back to the Middle Ages. There are approximately 125 breweries in the country, ranging from international giants to microbreweries. In Europe, only Germany, France and the United Kingdom are home to more breweries. Belgian breweries produce about 800 standard beers. When special one-off beers are included, the total number of Belgian beer brands is approximately 8,700. Belgians drink 93 liters of beer a year on average. Beer has been made in Belgium since at least the Middle Ages. It is believed today that beer was brewed at some monasteries during this period; however, no written proof exists. The Trappist monasteries that now brew beer in Belgium were occupied in the late 18th century primarily by monks fleeing the French Revolution. However, the first Trappist brewery in Belgium (Westmalle) did not start operation until 10 December 1836, almost 50 years after the Revolution. That beer was exclusively for the monks and is described as "dark and sweet." The first recorded sale of beer (a brown beer) was on 1 June 1861.

In Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage - it is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, many Belgian beers have personalized beer glasses in which only that beer may be served. The shape of each glass enhances the flavor of the beer for which it is designed. This tradition may seem like behavior reserved for wine snobbery, but Belgians take their beer seriously - and with good reason. The country has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for specialty beers since the Middle Ages. Connoisseurs favor Belgian beers for their variety, real flavor and character.

It is easy to see the depth to which beer has become one with Belgium's culture. What other country has a driving tour through the countryside called the Beer Route? After a day of castle hopping, visitors can stop by one of the local cafés to enjoy some chocolate with their beer, as their worries melt away. Whether you were visiting a brewery, sitting in a café or attending a festival, visitors will remember the first time they tasted their favorite brew.

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000. 

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Summer White Wines in the Garden | Friday June 26th, 2015 at 8pm


What: Summer White Wines in the Garden

When: 8pm, Friday June 26th, 2015

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY

Details: We are celebrating summer white wines in our garden. Four summer wines paired for $49.  RSVP (845) 647-3000.  

GM Cotes de Provence Rose
Fennel and Pear Salad, Sherry Vinaigrette

Pata Negra Verdejo
Curried Coconut Oysters

Grazziano Chenin Blanc
Honey Glazed Chicken, Roasted Carrot Rice

Highland Cellars Gewurtztraminer
Great Hills Blue Cheese, French Sour Cherry


About Aroma Thyme: www.WhereBeerDrinkersGo.com
Aroma Thyme has had a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine program since 2003.  It has been their mission to source independently produced wines from all over the world.“I love wine” says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. “I taste every single wine that I buy.  I want to make sure I know what we are representing.  I am constantly learning something new in the world of wine. 

Chef Guiliano does not discriminate regions or varietals.  There is a strong focus on New York wines.  Everything from South Africa, France, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, California, Austria, Germany, Australia and South America have a presence.  All prices ranges are represented. 

Besides wine, Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars period.  The craft beer menu spans over 250 independent craft beers from all over the world.  The list has many hard to find and aged verticals of beers. Plus there are over 300 independently produced spirits.  “The extensive bar selections shock everyone.  We take a lot of pride in hand picking our wines, beers and spirits,” exclaims Chef Guiliano. 

Aroma Thyme is Three Star Certified Green© by The Green Restaurant Association. 
Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 15 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com. www.aromathymebistro.com.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Father’s Day BBQ in the Garden & Belgium Beers | Sunday June 21st, 2015, 12 noon to 6pm


What: Father’s Day BBQ in the Garden & Belgium Beers. Don't stick Dad on grill duty- take him out for a delicious meal! Treat Dad to the Best BBQ and Best Belgium Beer on Father’s Day!

When: Sunday June 21st, 2015, 12 noon to 6pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St Ellenville NY 

Details: All You Can Eat Fathers Day BBQ, $29 per person, Kids $12.50.
Plus we are featuring Belgium Beers  Maredsous,  Urthel, Bosteels, St Feuillien and many others. Treat Dad to the Best BBQ and Best Belgium Beer on Father’s Day!

RSVP (845) 647-3000

Menu from our grill in the garden. 

Burgers 
Hot Dogs
Chicken
Potato Salad
Mahi-Mahi
Grilled Portabellas 
Pasta Salad
Corn 
Black Bean Salad

Friday, May 15, 2015

Italian, French and Spanish Wine Makers Meet, Greet & Drink | Thursday May 28th, from 6pm


What: European Wine Makers Coming to Aroma Thyme.
Italian, French and Spanish Wine Makers Meet, Greet & Drink

When: Thursday May 28th, from 6pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY


We have European Wine Makers coming to Aroma Thyme. Small bites and plenty Italian, French and Spanish Wine $19 in the Aroma Thyme Garden.  We are providing small bites and lots of Italian, French and Spanish wine for $19.  RSVP (845) 647-3000

About Aroma Thyme: www.WhereBeerDrinkersGo.com
Aroma Thyme has had a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine program since 2003.  It has been their mission to source independently produced wines from all over the world.“I love wine” says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. “I taste every single wine that I buy.  I want to make sure I know what we are representing.  I am constantly learning something new in the world of wine. 

Chef Guiliano does not discriminate regions or varietals.  There is a strong focus on New York wines.  Everything from South Africa, France, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, California, Austria, Germany, Australia and South America have a presence.  All prices ranges are represented. 

Besides wine, Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars period.  The craft beer menu spans over 250 independent craft beers from all over the world.  The list has many hard to find and aged verticals of beers. Plus there are over 300 independently produced spirits.  “The extensive bar selections shock everyone.  We take a lot of pride in hand picking our wines, beers and spirits,” exclaims Chef Guiliano. 

Aroma Thyme is Three Star Certified Green© by The Green Restaurant Association. 
Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 15 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com. www.aromathymebistro.com.


Monday, May 4, 2015

What tequila to drink for Cinco De Mayo!

What tequila to drink for Cinco De Mayo! 

We want to share a remarkable story of one of our favorite tequilas.  Carmen Villarreal is the only female owner of a tequila distillery. In fact, at one point she was the only female owner in Central and South America of any type of distillery.  But slowly times are changing and women are taking the reigns of distilleries.

She took over Casa San Matias soon after her husband's tragic death in 97. He was murdered during the agave wars of the 90's in Mexico. She didn't back down or sell, she took over and took charge.  Determined to keep his dreams alive, Carmen proceeded to create some of the most emblematic brands in the business like Carmessí, Rey Sol, and Pueblo Viejo.

What sets Carmen Villarreal apart?
Known as a fine humanitarian and crusader for equal rights for women, Ms. Villarreal has piloted Casa San Matías into the 21st Century as an ecologically and socially responsible company, as well as raising the bar in the production of quality tequilas.
Carmen employees mostly women in the workplace.  She even provides  daycare on premises.

We know you work hard for your money.  And we are honored that you trust us with your money at Aroma Thyme.  There are well over 1000 brands of tequila that come from only 140 distilleries. Most of these distilleries are factories that slap different labels on identical tequilas.  And most of the well know brands are made in factories owned by huge companies. Our goal is to pass your dollar to other smaller independent producers. That is why you won't find all the all big brands behind our bar.  It's more important to support real families and real companies in real communities. Besides I don't want my hard earned money going to pay for a CEO's third vacation home.

We are proud to stock two of her tequilas at Aroma Thyme, Pueblo Viejo 104 and Reposado. Ask for a taste next time you are in.



Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Open for Mother's Day Brunch | Sunday, May 10, 2015


What: Mother's Day  Brunch
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
When: Sunday, May 10th , 10AM-2PM

Pulled Pork Burrito $11.99
Pulled Pasture Raised Pork, Scrambled Eggs, Black Beans, Rice & Cheddar
Vegan option available with Seitan

Scrambled Eggs $7.99
Three Eggs Scrambled, Served with Crushed Yukon Potatoes

Potato, 5 Spoke Tumbleweed Cheese & Vegetable Gratin 11.99
Artichoke, Broccoli, Asparagus & Mushrooms

Vegetable Omelet $9.99
Asparagus, Baby Bella & Red Onion Omelet

Mushroom & Cheddar Omelet $9.99
Crimini, Shiitakes, Portabella Mushrooms & Aged Cabot Cheddar

Open Face Egg, Spinach & Goat Cheese on Crusty Bread Alone Miche $10.99
Served with Crushed Yukon Potatoes

Organic Scrambled Tofu, Mushrooms, Spinach & White Truffle Oil $7.99

Organic Whole Grain Pancakes $9.99
Local Organic Maple Syrup & Wild Blueberry Compote
Made with all organic grains, Heirloom Einkorn Wheat, Buckwheat, Millet & Amaranth


SIDES
Half Dozen Pieces of Apple Smoked Bacon $5.99
No Added Nitrate & Certified Humane

Crushed Yukon Potatoes 4.99


About Aroma Thyme: www.WhereBeerDrinkersGo.com
Aroma Thyme has been the leader of the craft beer restaurants in the Hudson Valley. Aroma Thyme opened in 2003 with a firm dedication to true craft beer. “Since day one I have gone out of my way for great independent owned craft beer”, says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano.  The beer list has grown to over 250 beers without the big brands that fill most restaurants lists. But it’s not only beer at Aroma Thyme, it’s all about having one of the best stocked bars with independent producers. The Bistro has an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine. Aroma Thyme is Three Star certified green by The Green Restaurant Association.

Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 13 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of  medical conmedical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com.www.aromathymebistro.com 

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Tequila & Mezcal Kissing Cousins

Tequila & Mezcal Kissing Cousins
With recent weather indicating spring may have finally arrived with the promise of warm weather in tow, we're beginning to feel a bit of a shift in the types of wine, beer, and spirits we want to drink and share with friends. With Cinco de Mayo around the corner we thought this would be a great time to share a couple of amazing little tidbits regarding Mexico's famous spirits tequila and mezcal.

Both spirits actually fall under the broad heading of mezcal BUT there are distinct differences.

Tequila
    •    Can only be produced from Agave Tequilana Weber or commonly known as Blue Agave
    •    Only made in the state of Jalisco
    •    Shredded, crushed, or steamed
    •    No worm in the bottle

Mezcal
    •    Can be produced from any variety of agave
    •    ONLY made in the state of Oaxaca
    •    Steamed or crushed and then generally smoked in a pit to give is that characteristic smokey flavor
    •    May have a worm* in the bottle and one company even uses an edible scorpion
*Actually it's not a worm but can be a moth caterpillar or weevil larva.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Open Mic Night with Tony Moza | Friday, May 1st ,2015 at 10:00 PM


What: Open Mic Night
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
When: Friday, May 1st ,2015, 10:00 PM
Details: Starts at 10 pm, come early to sign up!

Host: Tony Moza

It's Open Mic Night again at Aroma Thyme Friday,  May 1st ,2015 10 pm!!

It's that time of the month again, for the ever so popular Open Mic Night at Aroma Thyme Bistro. All are welcome to Open Mic nights. This has become a monthly tradition at Aroma Thyme for the past three years. We have seen some incredibly talented acts. We are constantly amazed from locals to people that travel up to an hour to perform. ...Of course we have our regulars, which we love. And there's always a new act of some sort to welcome each month.

Take a look at these past performers at Open Mic night:


The kitchen is open until midnight for everything from small bites to a full dinner. Plus the bar is well stocked with Small Batch Bourbon's, elegant Single Malt Scotch, almost 200 beers, over 250 wines and a trendy martini menu.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Rad Grape Night, Wine Dinner, Wine Tasting & Flights | Friday April 24th, 2015 at 7pm


What: Rad Grape Night, Wine Dinner, Wine Tasting & Flights

When: Friday April 24th, 2015 at 7pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428

This is  a totally new kind of wine event for us at Aroma Thyme.  We are doing our standard paired dinner as a well individual paired courses, glasses of wines or wine flights.  Nick, the owner and importer of Rad Grapes, will be on hand to pour his wines.  Nick will spend time with everyone that evening.  Nick's company specializes in small producers from smaller regions in the US and worldwide. Nick and is wife are the companies only employees. It's a hand's on passion driven love wine business. 

Three course dinner paired with wine $34.99.  Or just order a glass or  a paired course.  If you want a the three course dinner then join us at 7pm.  Below is the menu with ala carte pricing or get all three courses paired with wine for $34.99

La Giareta Pinot Grigio $10 glass
Organic Fusilli Pasta, Roasted Fennel & Peas $10

I Prandi Soave $10 glass
Baked Crab, Artichoke & Mascarpone Dip 12

Lava Cap Cabernet Sauvignon $14 glass
Braised Chicken, Herb Mashed Potatoes, Red Wine Sauce & Kalamata Olives $18

Other wines

Del Rio Grenache Rose
Del Rio Pinot Gris
Point de Nyons Cotes Du Rhone
Latente Malbec

About Rad Grapes www.radgrapes.com
Rad Grapes was founded in February 2005 by two brothers, Marko and Nikola Radisic, based on a life long passion for handcrafted wines. The idea had been there for some time, but a wave of wine industry consolidation that started several years ago, finally forced our hand. We felt the frustration of so many smaller wineries and artisans from all over the world, that were growing tired of being ignored and underserved by distributors. At the same time we are fully aware that wineries that make great handcrafted wines, want to be able to show and sell their wines in certain markets, and especially so in New York, with its incredible restaurants, great fine wine shops and almost unlimited market potential.
That’s where Rad Grapes comes in but first a little background and personal history on the Radisic brothers and how it all came about. Nick and Marko were both born in Belgrade, Serbia in 1966 and 1971 respectively. Our father, Srecko Radisic, was a professional soccer coach for 40 years, having coached professional teams in Yugoslavia, Spain, Portugal and Kuwait.We both went to English speaking schools everywhere we lived overseas. In the midst of all of this, we traveled to dozens of countries before either one of us ever turned 18. We are both multilingual, with perfect fluency in five languages. Talk about broadening your horizons!
The passion for great food and wine came from our parents and invariably because we grew up in countries around the Mediterranean where great food and wine are parts of family tradition and everyday life. Nick came to the US in 1984 to pursue the American Dream. He graduated from Hofstra University in 1990 with a BA in International Business. Marko followed suit in 1988, also going to Hofstra for several years, and then returning to Europe to finish his studies and get his BA in International Business in 1993, from the International University in Lisbon. Nick worked in the restaurant business all through college as a line cook, sous-chef, bartender and waiter while honing his wine skills and knowledge even further.
Marko has also had similar experience working in the restaurant business, but he also worked for AMRO Bank and Credit Lyonais as a foreign exchange trader for a total of four years. Nick started in the Wine business in 1990 working for Premier almost three years, Charmer for almost three and Lauber Imports for nine years. Marko worked for Lauber Imports for four years starting in 1997 and since then has ran his own Wine Importing business and helped run the Pelloneda Distributorship in NY over the last few years. Marko also owns a very successful restaurant, the Flirt Sushi Lounge in Allendale, NJ.
We are both only in our thirties and between the two of us we already have over 23 years of experience in the Wine business and over 12 years in the Restaurant business. Somehow by February 2005 everything came together. Market consolidation had exploded in the New York market, we were both tired of working for someone else and a multitude of small wineries were unhappy with their representation and unsure about their future in New York . It was immediately obvious to us that a void had been created in the New York market. Bingo! It was time for RadGrapes.
With over 23 years of successful wine experience in the New York Wine business between the two of us it was time to bring together all of our contacts, relationships and friendships, while giving small wineries that make quality handcrafted wines the chance to actually prosper in NY. We also realize that great wines come in all shapes, sizes and prices. As long as it is handcrafted, quality wine in the bottle that is fairly priced, it might find a home with Rad Grapes.
In November 2005, I bought my brother’s half of Rad Grapes to become sole owner.
Here’s to the future. Cheers!
–Nick

About Aroma Thyme www.AromaThymeBistro.com 
Aroma Thyme bistro opened in 2003 in Ellenville, NY, where the Catskills meet the Hudson Valley. Being green minded since day one, Aroma Thyme was the first Certified Green Restaurant© in upstate New York. Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars with 250 craft beers, 250 fine wines & 250 boutique spirits.  The restaurant is all about supporting local, but beyond that they pride themselves in small independent brands from all over the globe.  This purchasing philosophy encompasses bar and kitchen alike.  “We want to help a family pay for dance lessons for their daughter rather than a CEO's third vacation home”, says owners Jamie & Marcus Guiliano.  Marcus Guiliano is an award winning chef who was named “One of the Five Top Food Activists Making a Change” from One Green Planet. This award, along with many others, is evident from the gourmet sustainable socially responsible cuisine Aroma Thyme serves. The restaurant has also been flooded with wards ranging from “Best New Restaurant”, “Best Organic Restaurant”, “Best Beer Events”, Wine Spectator “Award Winning Wine List” and Trip Advisors number one restaurant in their area. Aroma Thyme pleases carnivores and vegans alike.  There is plenty of options for every diet and taste.  Chef Marcus has several a great blogs that are a must to check out, ChefonaMission.com (his main one), NoFarmedSalmon.com (you will never eat farmed salmon again) and his award-winning business blog at 50Mistakes.com. Reservations are always accepted at (845) 647-3000.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Ribera Del Duero Wine Dinner | Friday March 27th 2015 at 7pm



 What: Ribera Del Duero Wine Dinner
 When: Friday March 27th 2015
 Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428

Ribera Del Duero paired with Hudson Valley Cheese in a three-course dinner for $29.99.  We will be featuring three different wines Vinos de Rauda from Spain. All the wines are Tempranillos and have different aging.  This unique tasting and dinner, lead by wine expert Dennis Klein, will showcase how oak aging transforms the same wine. It's an experience you won't want to miss.  The dinner is $29.99 per person, rsvp (845) 647-3000. Special dietary requests are gladly welcomed. Please notify us when making the reservation.

Tinto Roa Joven 2013
Baked Hawthorne Valley Buttercup Cheese & Organic Apricots

 Tinto Roa Roble 2013
NettleMeadow Kunik, Roasted Pear
Baby Lola Rosa Greens

Tinto Roa Crianza del Duero 2010
Braised Bone-in Chicken, Creamy Polenta
Chatham Sheepherding Eve's Blue

 Ribera del Duero is an important wine-producing area in Castilla y Leon, northern Spain. Its reputation is largely thanks to the high-quality of its red Tempranillo-based wines, the best examples of which are renowned throughout the world. The capital of Ribera del Duero is the historic town of Aranda de Duero, which boasts a series of antique underground cellars (bodegas) built to store wine. The interconnecting cellars reach a depth of 40ft (12m) in places. Despite a long history of winemaking, Ribera del Duero was not awarded DO status until 1982. A corresponding Consejo Regulador (wine-regulating authority) was then established to administer it. 

Ribera del Duero sits on the elevated northern plateau of the Iberian Peninsula at 2800ft (800m) above sea level. It is divided by the Duero River (as its name would suggest – Ribera del Duero means 'bank of the Duero'), which provides the local vineyards with a much-needed water supply.

© Ribera del Duero
The region's inland location, coupled with the sheltering effects of the nearby Sierra de la Demanda and Sierra de Guadarrama mountain ranges, creates an extreme climate in which hot and dry summers are followed by harsh winters. Temperatures can range from –0.4F to 104F (–18C to 40C) and winter and even spring frosts are a real threat here. In the growing season, the high daytime temperatures are combined with considerably cooler nights – a condition which assists in the optimum accumulation of aromas and other chemical compounds (phenolics) in the grapes.

Alternating layers of limestone, marl and chalk under silt and clay topsoil add complexity and character to Ribera del Duero wines.

The leading local producer is Bodegas Vega Sicilia, which took the wine world by storm with its 'Unico' wine. Tinto Pesquera is another renowned brand, created by the region's best-known winemaker, Alejandro Fernández. The success of Vega Sicilia and Pesquera quickly turned local producers away from bulk rosé and selling to co-operatives and focused their attentions on making quality reds. Other prominent producers include Dominio de Pingus and Emilio Moro.

Nowadays, Ribera del Duero is almost entirely devoted to red wine, with Tempranillo the most widely planted grape variety. It is known locally either as Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais and produces wines which are deeply colored, with a firm tannin structure and complex aromas of mulberry and blackberry. Most of the top examples age gracefully for years. According to DO regulations, Tempranillo must make up a minimum of 75% of all vinos tintos (red wines). The balance is made up of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec (varieties that were introduced by Vega Sicilia well over a century ago) or up to 5% of Albillo or Garnacha.

Garnacha is used for most rosé wines, and a few wineries employ small quantities of Bordeaux varieties in their red blends. Albillo is the only white grape grown in Ribera del Duero, producing wines for local consumption that don't qualify for the Ribera del Duero DO title, or in minor quantities as a softener for heavy reds.

Aroma Thyme has had a Wine Spectator Award-winning wine program since 2003.  It has been their mission to source independently produced wines from all over the world. 
“I love wine” says Chef/Owner Marcus Guiliano. “I taste every single wine that I buy.  I want to make sure I know what we are representing.  I am constantly learning something new in the world of wine. 

Chef Guiliano does not discriminate regions or varietals.  There is a strong focus on New York wines.  Everything from South Africa, France, Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, California, Austria, Germany, Australia and South America have a presence.  All prices ranges are represented. 

Besides wine, Aroma Thyme has one of the best stocked bars period.  The craft beer menu spans over 250 independent craft beers from all over the world.  The list has many hard to find and aged verticals of beers. Plus there are over 300 independently produced spirits.  “The extensive bar selections shock everyone.  We take a lot of pride in hand picking our wines, beers and spirits,” exclaims Chef Guiliano. 

Aroma Thyme is Three Star Certified Green© by The Green Restaurant Association. 

Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 15 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. Zagat says “Stealth Health”. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com.www.aromathymebistro.com.

Open Mic Night with Tony Moza | Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:00 PM


What: Open Mic Night
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
When: Friday, April 3rd 2015, 10:00 PM
Details: Starts at 10 pm, come early to sign up!

Host: Tony Moza

It's Open Mic Night again at Aroma Thyme Friday,  April 3rd ,2015 10 pm!!

It's that time of the month again, for the ever so popular Open Mic Night at Aroma Thyme Bistro. All are welcome to Open Mic nights. This has become a monthly tradition at Aroma Thyme for the past three years. We have seen some incredibly talented acts. We are constantly amazed from locals to people that travel up to an hour to perform. ...Of course we have our regulars, which we love. And there's always a new act of some sort to welcome each month.

Take a look at these past performers at Open Mic night:


The kitchen is open until midnight for everything from small bites to a full dinner. Plus the bar is well stocked with Small Batch Bourbon's, elegant Single Malt Scotch, almost 200 beers, over 250 wines and a trendy martini menu.

Monday, March 16, 2015

6th Annual TAP NY bus trip from Aroma Thyme | Sunday, April 26th 2015




 Join us for our 6th Annual TAP NY bus trip from Aroma Thyme. This is the biggest beer festival in NY.  Beer lovers join over 80 NY breweries every year for this incredible beer festival.  This is the beer event that you don’t want to ever miss.

Join us on our coach bus!!!
And this year we are making it easy for you to attend.  The Aroma Thyme Beer Bus has three pickup points on Sunday, April 26th 2015. 
Be one of the beer fanatics of Aroma Thyme.
$100 per person, includes TAP tickets and transportation.

Three pickup and drop-off spots this year!!!
Rock Hill  Dutch's 8:45am
Ellenville, Aroma Thyme Bistro at 9:45am
We will also pick up in Kingston at Keegan Ales at 10:45am

Quick Notes:
TAP NY
Sunday, April 26th, 2015
Pick up either Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
Or
Keegan Ales in Kingston
$100/ person includes ticket to TAP and Coach Bus

RSVP at (845) 647-3000

What is TAP New York?
Over the years, TAPSM New York has developed into one of New York State's largest craft beer festivals.
We're not talking about big-corporation beer that comes out of huge vats in a 300,000 sq. ft. production plant. We're talking about hand-made beer.... not beer that is rushed through the brewing process to get it on the shelf as quickly as possible, but beer with enough personality and genuine taste to be called "craft-brewed". This is beer made with pride by people who truly enjoy a quality, flavorful beer.
Many of the invited brewers produce their beer for sale only in their location.... whether it is a restaurant, a brewpub or a small brewery. Others are breweries large enough to distribute on a larger scale, but maintain an excellent quality through their commitment to craft-brewing their product. You won't find Anheuser-Busch, Coors, or Miller products here. What you will find are some truly remarkable beers that will tantalize your taste buds... beers that offer a variety of color and flavor that the big boys only dream of. You'll find everything from pale ales and pilsners, to weisbiers, porters, stouts, and scotch ales; from hearty Bohemian and Bavarian-style lagers to glorious Belgian-style ales and, dare we say, even more.
But TAPSM New York is more than just about the beer. It's about great food -- tasty morsels that carefully complement these rich brews. And plenty of it.
It's about education.... about beer, about home-brewing, about beer/food pairings.... it's about cooking demonstrations from some of the best chefs in the region (and beyond).... and it's about good friends coming together for a weekend of good beer, good food and good times.
TAPSM New York is also a competition. Beer experts and non-experts will judge in a competition for the "Best Beer" and "Best Brewery" in New York State. Two cups are awarded on Saturday, the Matthew Vassar Cup and the F. X. Matt Memorial Cup.

Where is TAPSM New York?
TAPSM New York is held in the base lodge at Hunter Mountain in the beautiful northern Catskill Mountains.
You must be 21 years of age or older to attend TAPSM New York. No infants or children will be permitted to enter the event. This includes infants in strollers or carried by a parent. For the benefit and safety of your child and all other attendees, please make arrangements to leave your children at home or with friends or relatives.
Go to their website and read more…then book tickets with us


Friday, March 13, 2015

Fourth Annual Hudson Valley Beer & Cheese Festival , Sunday March 22nd 2015



Hudson Valley
Beer & Cheese Fest 


Brought to You by 

Sunday, March 22nd
1-4 PM

Aroma Thyme's chef/owner Marcus Guilano has teamed up with Tommy Keegan to throw a big beer and cheese party in the Keegan brewery.  Last year Tommy had a bunch of local brewers join the party.  And they will all be back this year.

Chef Marcus is making several dishes that feature local Hudson Valley farmstead cheeses.

And what goes great with cheese? How about local beer.

If you like Great Cheese & Great Beer then this is your event!!!

Tommy is naturally in charge of the beer.
In addition to Keegan Ales, there will be samplings from:

Keegan Ales (duh)
Sloop
Defiant
Newburgh
Tuthill Town
Chatham
Dutch Ale House
Evans Ale (maybe)
Rock Hill
Shmaltz
Blue Collar
Cask Creations
Habana Happenings
Doc's Hard Cider
2 Way Brewing
Harvest Spirits
Yard Sale
Adirondack
Bull & Barrel

Plus others!!!

Tickets are only $50 pre-sale, $55 at the door, which includes the beer and food.
RSVP at (845) 647-3000 or (845) 331-BREW.


Both Keegan Ales & Aroma Thyme are celebrating 12 years!


About Aroma Thyme:
Aroma Thyme is known for their "stealth health"(Zagat). The Bistro has an award-winning wine list from Wine Spectator Magazine and over 200 beers. Aroma Thyme is certified green by The Green Restaurant Association. Marcus Guiliano is the chef & owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro located in the bountiful Hudson Valley of New York. Chef Guiliano has been an advocate for over 10 years on healthy, sustainable, local & real food. He found his mission in cooking when he reversed 
a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com. www.aromathymebistro.com.

About Keegan Ales:
Keegan Ales was founded in 2003 by Brewmaster Tommy Keegan and quickly earned the reputation of “The Hudson Valley’s Brewery” after the first beers brewed won accolades at The Hudson Valley Beer Festival taking home both a gold medal and Best of Show.  Keegan Ales has gone on to receive a warm welcome from both the general public and local business community and is now available throughout the tri-state area.  In 2010 Keegan Ales was named Ulster County Small Business of the Year.  Today, with the addition of a pub and tavern, Keegan Ales is proud to be considered one of the regions “hot spots” for music with live shows almost five nights a week and almost never a cover.  Visit www.keeganales.com for more info, event listings, new beers on tap and music calendars.

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