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Thursday, January 8, 2015

Graziano Wine Dinner, Meet Gregory Graziano. Meet Gregory Graziano for a wine dinner at Aroma Thyme.




Graziano Wine Dinner, Meet Gregory Graziano. Meet Gregory Graziano for a wine dinner at Aroma Thyme.

Friday January 30th 2015, 7pm $59 per person

Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St Ellenville NY

Five course winemakers dinner menu:


Monte Volpe Primo Bianco
Crab, Mango, Red Onion, Tomato & Avocado

Monte Volpe Primo Rosso
Mushroom Risotto 
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds & Tarragon 

Barbera
Wild Arugula, Truffle Cheese & Apricot

Dolcetto
Coffee & Braised Joyce Farms Grassfed Beef
Hemp Seeds, Pomegranate Reduction & Orange Oil

Zinfandel
Almond, Chocolate Biscotti
Saffron Ice Cream 


About Graziano:
The Graziano Family has a long line of winemakers and grape growers dating back to the early 1900’s.
Gregory Graziano's grandfather, Vincenzo Graziano, and his wife Angela, immigrated to America and to eventuall find their way to Mendocino County where they started growing grapes and making wine. They first planted vineyards in Mendocino County in 1918. In the late 1920's Vincenzo had to depend on selling grapes to home winemakers on the east coast and bootlegging wine to support his family.
In the 1940's after Prohibition and the Depression, Vincenzo, along with other local grape growers, formed the Mendocino Vineyards Winery, which eventually was sold and merged into the historically significant Cresta Blanca Winery in the town of Ukiah.
Greg’s father, Joseph Graziano, later followed in his father’s footsteps and worked in the family vineyard operation.
Like his family before him Gregory Graziano, Vincenzo's grandson, now carries on the family winemaking tradition that his grandfather set the foundation for and that his father Joseph later handed down to Gregory. To this day he is still carrying on the family tradition...

Welcome to Graziano Family of Wines. Our wines are handcrafted with history, heritage and care in Mendocino County. They are consistently full-bodied, uniquely flavored and finely balanced. Specializing in classic Italian and unique old world varietals, our wines are being recognized at pinnacles in America winemaking. Discover our passion in every bottle.

Current labels for the Graziano Family of Wines are Saint Gregory, Monte Volpe, Enotria and Graziano. The four labels are crafted to preserve each variety's integrity by employing time honored Old World cellar practices perfected by the gentle application of modern technology.

The intensity of the fruit flavors and the balance of natural acidity of Mendocino hillside grown grapes, allow great flexibility at every level of wine making. Each variety's character is preserved and highlighted because we are blessed with fruit that need little manipulation or intrusive intervention.

Our wide variety of award winning wines will pair beautifully with all of your favorite recipes, with versatility to go from your private dining table to an elegant affair.


About Aroma Thyme:
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.  


About Aroma Thyme: http://www.hudsonvalleysbestbar.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.

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 conditions including 28 years of asthma. For more information visit www.chefonamission.com.www.aromathymebistro.com.

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