Explore the Enchanting World of Mezcal Local: A Taste of Oaxaca's Finest Craftsmanship ???
Welcome to the captivating world of Mezcal Local, a mesmerizing creation crafted by the skilled hands of third-generation maestro mezcalero Leonel Hernández (Don Gil) in the enchanting town of San Pablo Villa de Mitla, nestled in the picturesque Valles Centrales Region of Oaxaca. Prepare to be immersed in a rich tapestry of flavors, tradition, and artistry as we unravel the mysteries of Mezcal Local.
Mezcal Local is an extraordinary mezcal made from 100% agave Espadin, carefully nurtured and harvested after a decade of patient growth. The journey of Mezcal Local begins as the agave hearts are cooked underground for three days, enhancing their natural essence. These cooked hearts are then meticulously ground using an Egyptian mill, paying homage to the age-old techniques that have been passed down through generations. The resulting pulp is fermented in traditional wooden vats for ten days, allowing the flavors to evolve and intertwine, creating a mezcal that is truly exceptional.
During the distillation process, Mezcal Local embraces innovation by incorporating a blend of agave hearts and a carefully selected combination of fruits, including apple, peach, banana, and orange. This harmonious marriage of ingredients infuses the mezcal with a captivating complexity, blending the purifying properties of the agave hearts with the delightful fruity notes from the added elements. The result is a mezcal that tantalizes the taste buds, offering a unique and unforgettable flavor experience. To refine its character further, Mezcal Local undergoes a meticulous double distillation in copper, elevating its profile and ensuring a truly refined spirit.
Did you know that Mezcal Local holds the distinction of being a vegan mezcal de pechuga? Traditionally, pechuga refers to the practice of redistilling mezcal with local fruits, grains, nuts, and a raw chicken or turkey breast suspended above the still, infusing the spirit with a distinct and savory essence. However, Mezcal Local breaks from convention by exclusively using fruits during the distillation process. As a result, the Comité de la Regulación del Mezcal (CRM) does not permit the Pechuga classification on the bottle. Nevertheless, Mezcal Local showcases the ingenuity and adaptability of mezcal production, upholding its commitment to vegan principles without compromising on taste or quality.
We take immense pride in offering Mezcal Local as part of our meticulously curated mezcal selection at Aroma Thyme Bistro. Indulge your senses and embark on a voyage through the vibrant flavors of Oaxaca as you delve into the artistry and tradition that underpin this exquisite spirit. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of Mezcal Local, appreciating the dedication and craftsmanship that create an unrivaled drinking experience.
Mezcal Local stands as a testament to the captivating world of mezcal, where ancient traditions blend seamlessly with innovation. From the patient cultivation and harvesting of agave to the meticulous distillation process, Mezcal Local captures the essence of Oaxaca, delighting enthusiasts with its rich flavors and profound character. Step into the realm of Mezcal Local and let your senses be transported to the Valles Centrales Region, where the artistry and tradition of mezcal thrive.
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Indulge in the Exquisite Flavors of Lion's Mane and King Trumpet Mushrooms: A Must-Try Dish at Aroma Thyme Bistro!
Attention, mushroom lovers! We have a delightful dish featuring Lion's Mane and King Trumpet mushrooms sourced from Flowering Sun Ecology in Ellenville that you simply must try. Not only are these mushrooms incredibly delicious, but they also offer a wide range of health benefits. It's a win-win!
Let's start with the Lion's Mane mushroom, known for its potential to improve cognitive function. Studies suggest that Lion's Mane contains compounds that can support brain health and enhance memory and focus. So, while savoring this dish, you may be doing your brain a favor too!
On the other hand, King Trumpet mushrooms are rich in antioxidants, which play a crucial role in combating oxidative stress and protecting your cells from damage. Additionally, these mushrooms possess immune-boosting properties, helping to strengthen your body's natural defense mechanisms. It's a tasty way to give your immune system a little extra support.
At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we believe in letting the natural flavors of these incredible mushrooms shine through. That's why we've kept this dish simple, allowing the mushrooms to take center stage. We've prepared them with high-quality balsamic, extra virgin olive oil (EVOO), and Real Salt to enhance their innate umami flavors. The result? A harmonious blend of tastes that will leave you craving more.
When it comes to ingredients, we always prioritize freshness and quality. Our Lion's Mane and King Trumpet mushrooms are sourced from Flowering Sun Ecology, ensuring that you receive the finest mushrooms available. We take pride in serving you dishes made with love and the best ingredients we can find.
However, like all good things, this dish is available for a limited time only. So, don't wait too long to indulge in this culinary delight at Aroma Thyme Bistro. Treat yourself to a memorable dining experience that combines tantalizing flavors with the health benefits of Lion's Mane and King Trumpet mushrooms.
Come on over and join us as we celebrate the magic of mushrooms. Your taste buds and well-being will thank you for it. Hurry, while this fantastic dish is still on our menu!
Hey, friends! Ready for a fun fact? Ever wondered about the plant behind tequila and mezcal? Well, it turns out that agave, the plant used to make Mexico's national spirit, is actually nocturnal! Yes, it's more active at night than during the day.
Agave has cleverly adapted to survive in hot, arid environments by conserving water. During the day, it keeps its stomata closed, preventing water loss through transpiration. Instead, it stores carbon dioxide in its tissues and only opens its stomata at night to take in carbon dioxide and release oxygen. This remarkable process is known as CAM photosynthesis.
So, the next time you sip on a margarita or take a shot of tequila, spare a moment to appreciate the amazing agave plant that made it all possible. It's a fascinating, nocturnal plant that has adapted to thrive in its environment. Cheers to agave!
Tequila a Day in May: Indulge in the Authentic Flavors of Tequila Cascahuín at Aroma Thyme Bistro!
Calling all tequila lovers! Get ready to elevate your tequila experience this May with Tequila Cascahuín, a brand that has stood the test of time since 1904. As a tequila aficionado, you'll appreciate the rich history, authentic flavors, and unparalleled quality that Tequila Cascahuín has to offer. Join us at Aroma Thyme Bistro, where we proudly serve this remarkable tequila brand, along with an extensive agave spirit menu. Prepare to embark on a journey of taste and discover why Tequila Cascahuín has become a favorite among connoisseurs.
Unveiling Tequila Cascahuín's Legacy: Tequila Cascahuín has a remarkable heritage that spans over four generations. Since its inception, this tequila brand has stayed true to its roots, producing exceptional tequilas that embody the spirit of tradition and craftsmanship. Passed down from one generation to the next, the expertise and dedication of the Cascahuín family are evident in every sip.
Crafting Authentic Flavors: What sets Tequila Cascahuín apart is their commitment to using only the finest agaves cultivated in the valleys of Jalisco, Mexico. This careful selection process contributes to the unique flavors and aromas that make their tequilas stand out. With each sip, you'll experience the essence of the agave plant, expertly distilled to perfection.
Unparalleled Quality and Taste: Tequila Cascahuín has earned a well-deserved reputation for its outstanding quality. The dedication to traditional production methods, combined with modern techniques, results in tequilas that are smooth, complex, and full of character. From their Blanco to their Añejo, each expression is a testament to the craftsmanship and attention to detail that goes into every bottle.
Aroma Thyme Bistro Welcomes Tequila Cascahuín: We are proud to announce that Aroma Thyme Bistro now features Tequila Cascahuín in our selection of premium spirits. As a renowned dining destination in Hudson Valley, we strive to offer our patrons the finest and most distinctive experiences. Our commitment to excellence aligns perfectly with Tequila Cascahuín's dedication to crafting exceptional tequilas.
Visit Aroma Thyme Bistro: Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with Tequila Cascahuín? Join us at Aroma Thyme Bistro and indulge in the authentic flavors of this renowned tequila brand. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the impressive agave spirit menu, ensuring that you find the perfect tequila to suit your preferences.
Tequila Cascahuín stands as a shining example of the time-honored tradition and unparalleled quality that define exceptional tequilas. At Aroma Thyme Bistro, we are thrilled to present this esteemed brand to our valued customers. Discover the flavors that have captivated tequila enthusiasts for over a century and elevate your tequila experience to new heights. Join us today at Aroma Thyme Bistro, where quality, authenticity, and unforgettable flavors await. Cheers to Tequila Cascahuín and an extraordinary tequila journey!
Indulge in Mouth-Watering Delight with Aroma Thyme's Prosciutto and Fresh Imported Buffalo Milk Mozzarella
Are you ready to tantalize your taste buds with some serious flavor? Look no further than Aroma Thyme's prosciutto and fresh imported buffalo milk mozzarella dish!
There's just something special about the combination of savory prosciutto and creamy, mild fresh mozzarella cheese. And at Aroma Thyme, we take it to the next level with the addition of roasted yellow plum tomatoes, extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic, and fresh basil.
The prosciutto we use is a dry-cured ham that has been aged for months, resulting in a bold and intense flavor. It's the perfect complement to the smooth and creamy texture of the fresh imported buffalo milk mozzarella.
But we don't stop there. We add roasted yellow plum tomatoes to the mix, which adds a natural sweetness to the dish. The extra virgin olive oil brings a rich, fruity flavor while the aged balsamic vinegar provides a tangy and slightly sweet note. And finally, fresh basil adds a touch of herbaceousness and freshness to the dish.
Together, these ingredients create a truly mouth-watering experience that you won't forget anytime soon. And the best part? You can come taste it all for yourself at Aroma Thyme!
Our team of skilled chefs takes pride in using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients to create our dishes. And when it comes to this particular dish, we make sure to use only the best prosciutto and fresh imported buffalo milk mozzarella.
So, if you're looking for a meal that is sure to impress, come visit us at Aroma Thyme and try our prosciutto and fresh imported buffalo milk mozzarella dish. You won't be disappointed!
Wing Lovers Unite: Traditional vs BBQ - Which Will Reign Supreme? Aroma Thyme Needs Your Input!
Calling all foodies! We need your input! When it comes to wings, what's your preference? Do you enjoy the classic spice of traditional hot wings, or do you crave the smoky sweetness of BBQ?
At Aroma Thyme, we take our wings seriously. We believe that the perfect wing requires a balance of flavor, texture, and heat. That's why we slow smoke our wings for 3 hours, infusing them with rich, smoky flavor before finishing them off to crispy perfection with your choice of sauce.
For those who love a bit of spice, our traditional hot wings are the perfect choice. Made with a classic blend of hot sauce and spices, these wings pack a punch that will leave you feeling satisfied and energized.
But if you prefer a sweeter, more savory flavor, our BBQ wings are sure to hit the spot. Infused with the rich, smoky flavors of our slow smoking process, these wings are then finished off with a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce that is sure to delight your taste buds.
No matter what your preference, we've got you covered at Aroma Thyme. Our wings are made with only the freshest ingredients and are cooked to perfection every time. So what's it gonna be: traditional or BBQ? Let us know in the comments below and come on down to Aroma Thyme to try our wings for yourself!
Introducing Jamie's Tiramisu: A New Level of Decadence with a Secret Ingredient!
If you're a fan of tiramisu, get ready for a treat! Jamie's Tiramisu is the newest addition to our dessert menu, and it's not your average tiramisu. This delectable dessert is made with a secret ingredient that perfectly complements the espresso and espresso liqueur.
But wait, there's more! We add a half bottle of 20-year-old Tawny Port to the mascarpone mixture, taking this classic dessert to a whole new level of sophistication and flavor. The result is a smooth, creamy dessert that melts in your mouth and leaves you wanting more.
If you're not familiar with Tawny Port, it's a fortified wine that's aged in barrels, giving it a nutty, caramel flavor with a hint of oak. When combined with the creamy mascarpone cheese, it creates a perfect balance of sweetness and richness.
Our Jamie's Tiramisu is perfect for those who love to indulge in something sweet and decadent. The combination of espresso, espresso liqueur, Tawny Port, and mascarpone creates a flavor explosion in your mouth. The dessert is then finished off with a dusting of cocoa powder, adding the perfect finishing touch to this masterpiece.
We're confident that you'll love our Jamie's Tiramisu, but you'll have to hurry! It won't be around forever. So come on down to Jamie's and try this delicious dessert for yourself. We promise you won't be disappointed!
Indulge in Our Mouth-Watering Porterhouse Steak with Housemade Dry Rub - A Perfect Balance of Tenderness and Flavor.
Are you a steak lover? Do you enjoy indulging in a delicious, juicy, mouth-watering cut of meat? Look no further than our porterhouse steak, prepared with a special housemade dry rub that's sure to tantalize your taste buds.
Our porterhouse is a 26-ounce grass-fed and finished cut of meat that's perfect for sharing or indulging in all on your own. But what makes this steak so special is the housemade dry rub that's used to prepare it. A blend of about 15 different organic ingredients, including coffee, black pepper, garlic, onion, paprika, cumin, thyme, and lots of other flavorful seasonings, this dry rub is what sets our porterhouse apart from the rest.
So what exactly is a porterhouse? It's a steak that's cut from the rear end of the short loin, which contains both the tenderloin and the strip steak. This means you get two steaks in one - the tender, melt-in-your-mouth tenderloin and the rich, flavorful strip steak. The porterhouse is so enjoyable to eat because of its combination of tenderness and flavor. The tenderloin is the most tender cut of beef, while the strip steak is packed with bold, beefy flavor. Put them together in one steak, and you've got the perfect balance of texture and taste.
At our restaurant, we take great pride in our porterhouse steak. Our chefs carefully prepare each one with the housemade dry rub and cook it to perfection, ensuring that every bite is bursting with flavor. Whether you're sharing it with a friend or indulging in it all on your own, our porterhouse steak is sure to satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.
So what are you waiting for? Come try our porterhouse steak and taste the difference for yourself!
First Green Certified© Restaurant in the Hudson Valley. Established in 2003 in Ellenville (Ulster County) NY. Featuring a New American menu with grass-fed steaks, seafood & vegetarian. One of the best stocked bars in the Hudson Valley with 300 craft beers, 300 wines & independent produced spirits. Hudson Valley Magazine “Best Of” winner 10 years in a row. Awards include: Best Beer Menu, Best Chef, Best Bistro, Best Vegetarian, Best of County & Best Wine List. Trip Advisor's #1 restaurant.