The Healthiest Chocolate Ever!
Did you get your vegetables today? Or your fruits or your wheat grass? Well if you had Chef Marcus Guiliano's Chocolate Torte then you got it all and some! Chef Guiliano, owner of Aroma Thyme Bistro, has developed what he calls the best chocolate you could ever consume. Guiliano exclaims, “ imagine consuming 30 different green vegetables, grasses (wheat grass, barley grass, kamut grass) and fruits interlaced with a rich dense chocolate fudge like torte.
Aroma Thyme Bistro located in the Hudson Valley of upstate New York has been serving gourmet health food since 2003 and has become a destination restaurant for customers from all over the Valley and beyond.
Chef Guiliano believes that food should nourish the body as well as the palate-- and his menu reflects that principle. All ingredients are carefully scrutinized for anything unnatural, whether it be food colorings, added sugars, trans-fats or pesticide residues. The meats are pasture fed, except for the Kobe beef, of course. The seafood is sustainable and fresher than anything you'll find in a store. Vegan and vegetarian offerings are cooked with loving care.To complement great food, the Bistro carries more than 250 wines and 120 beers.
“Basically we have it all without the funky stuff. I would not eat that stuff, so I don't serve it. So our menu is focused on pure ingredients and conscious preparations”, says Guiliano.
The idea for the ultimate chocolate dessert was born during the recent explosion of news reports on the health benefits of eating chocolate, because of its wealth of antioxidants.
The concept was how can we make chocolate even healthier! We have something that is delicious, and
good for us. So we start with organic cocoa powder, sweeten with a blend of organic agave and local maple syrup. We use organic coconut oil to emulsify the mix and hold it firm. Then we add the mix of wheat grass, barley grass, kamut grass, spirulina, parsley, kale, broccoli, cabbage, mangoes, cherries, watermelon, mangoes, raspberries, grapefruit and pears just to name a few. In all the torte boasts 30 different red and green chlorophylls. Now, you can't taste these additional antioxidants, and they add just a little more mass to the dish, nothing you would ever notice. But your body does! The Aroma Thyme Bistro Chocolate Torte delivers a massive dose of exactly what the body craves the most, anti-oxidants to detoxify the dangerous free radicals that are created all the time by digestion, exercise, normal life. Chef Guiliano says-- with a grin-- "It was only after we'd been making it for a while that we discovered that this torte was actually the greatest thing you could have for breakfast! Allthose chlorophylls, some natural sugars, coconut oil, which is actually one of the healthiestoils around, and organic cocoa to give you a little caffeine boost! "
Aroma Thyme Bistro165 Canal St, Ellenville NY 12428