Five course wine menu
When: Friday September 16th, 2011 at 7pm
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro
165 Canal St Ellenville
Details: $59 per person, rsvp at 845 647 3000
Learn all about this famed Long Island wine estate. See why in just 25 years Long Island has gone from one to 30 wineries.
Montauk Sea Scallops, Local Creamed Corn
Asparagus Soup, Dill Cashew Cream
Local Raw Five Spoke Tumbleweed Cheese
Organic Almond & Local Apple Compote
Slow Braised Osterhoudht Beef, Roasted Local Carrots & Black Dirt Purple Potatoes
Local Poached Peach Gratin
Riesling & Saint Germain Cordial
About Aroma Thyme:
Aroma Thyme is know 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 over a handful of medical conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit http://www.chefonamission.com.
About the winery:
It's altogether fitting that when Long Island's oldest and most respected winery was up for sale some years ago, it caught the eye of a cosmopolitan Philadelphia couple who loved wine, had a respect for tradition and whose own noble roots dated back to ninth century Italy - Marco and Ann Marie Borghese. See the video by Marco introducing you to the North Fork, Long Island Wine Region.
Since 1999, the first vineyard on the North Fork has been in the creative hands of Prince Marco and Princess Ann Marie Borghese, who promptly renamed it Castello di Borghese -- Castle of the Borgheses. The 2003 season marked the 30th anniversary of this founding vineyard of the Long Island wine industry. Ann Marie and Marco continue to apply new levels of energy, watching the vineyard evolve graciously under their stewardship.
The new owners have expanded the vineyard in Long Island, redesigned the tasting room and set up a cafe-like seating area, one indoors and another outdoors, to allow people a greater degree of relaxation when tasting the ever-expanding selection of Castello di Borghese wines. The year 2001, for example, marked the debut of a new label, the Borghese Meritage, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
Contrary to other owners who prefer to operate behind the scenes, the Borgheses actually enjoy greeting visitors to their “castello,” often taking time to join in, or even lead, the many wine tastings held in their newly updated tasting room. “By being out front we can provide our customers with a better idea of what we're trying to achieve in our wines,” says Ann Marie. "We also like sharing the experience, to see their expressions when tasting our new vintages for the first time."
Winners of numerous international awards, Castello di Borghese Vineyard and Winery has earned widespread respect.
About Long Island wineries:
In little over quarter of a century the Long Island wine industry has grown from one small vineyard to 3,000 acres of vines and over thirty wineries producing world-class wines.
Located in New York State, on the East Coast of the United States, Long Island extends some 120 miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Its maritime climate, geography and soil characteristics provide ideal conditions for producing wines of exceptional quality.
The Long Island wine region encompasses Nassau and Suffolk Counties, with the majority of wineries and vineyards at the East End, on the North and South Forks. Here, age-old growing techniques are combined with state-of-the-art technology to produce a range of world-class wines from specific varietals and selected blends.
It has been said by many that Long Island is one of the country's most exciting wine producing regions today, with great reviews and high praise found in major food and wine publications nationwide. As the awards continue to accumulate, Long Island wines are increasingly sought after in fine restaurants and wine shops from coast to coast.
A tour of the Long island wine region is a special experience, offering an opportunity to sample and purchase our award winning wines directly from producers while enjoying beautiful scenery, comfortable hotels and romantic bed & breakfasts, great food, and a wide range of sports, leisure and entertainment activities.
Discover why experts are saying “the enchanted East End of Long Island has become one of the world’s great vineyard regions.” David Rosengarten, Food TV personality, cookbook author and food & wine writer, 2004.