Ellenville's Number 1 Trip Advisor Restaurant: Aroma Thyme Bistro (845) 647-3000

Rt 52 taking up the mountain

Rt 52 taking up the mountain
Photo credit: Steve Aaron

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9.02.2014

All you can Eat Mussels & Belgium Beer | Sunday September 7th 2014. 12:30 pm - 5 pm


What: All you can Eat Mussels & Belgium Beer

When: Sunday September 7th  2014. 12:30 pm - 5 pm

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

Details: Belgium beer and mussels!  It’s a perfect match. We are doing all you can eat mussels for $19.99 Sunday Sunday September 7th in the Aroma Thyme Garden.  
Plus we are featuring a line-up of great Belgium Beers.  Beer is priced separately. 

RSVP (845) 647-3000

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. 

8.28.2014

Open Mic Night with Tony Moza | Friday,September 5th ,2014, 10:00 PM


What: Open Mic Night
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
When: Friday, September 5th ,2014, 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,  September 5th ,2014 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.

8.27.2014

HONKY-TONK HIGHWAY at Shawdowland

"Just all-around brilliant!"
                                                               -Times Herald-Record

HONKY-TONK HIGHWAY 

Book by Richard Berg
Music, Lyrics and Additional dialogue by Robert Lindsey Nassif

"Inspired and wholly imaginative! Priceless theatre!"
                         
-The Catskill Chronicle

FINAL 2 WEEKENDS!  Closes September 7
Thurs, Fri, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
Very limited availability: THURS Aug 28


The time is 1970.  We're in Tucker's Roadhouse in Alton Falls, Tennessee where (fictional) legendary country star Clint Colby's rocket-ride-of-a-career began twelve years ago.  Clint's former band, The Mountain Rangers, has reunited tonight for a one-time-only concert to perform Clint's songs and to reminisce and ruminate about the man they helped make famous.


"It's down home fun wrapped up in a poignant and beautiful story. Ben Williams...had the audience nearly paralyzed in fits of hysterical laughter!" 
                         -Times Herald-Record


READ THE REVIEWS HERE:
Times Herald-Record
The Catskill Chronicle


Call the Box Office today at 845-647-5511 

ALSO:  Help the Shadowland by taking a short survey...
Click this link and help us better serve you, our audience!


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/shadowlandaudience


http://www.shadowlandtheatre.org/
 

8.19.2014

Crayfish Boil & Abita Beer | Sunday August 31st, 12:30pm to 5pm


Crayfish Boil & Abita Beer

When: Sunday August 31st, 12:30pm 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


8.14.2014

Rave reviews for HONKY-TONK HIGHWAY

"Just all-around brilliant!"
                                                               -Times Herald-Record

HONKY-TONK HIGHWAY 

Book by Richard Berg
Music, Lyrics and Additional dialogue by Robert Lindsey Nassif


"Inspired and wholly imaginative! Priceless theatre!"

                         -The Catskill Chronicle

August 8 - September 7
Thurs, Fri, Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm
SOLD OUT: Thursday Aug. 14

The time is 1970.  We're in Tucker's Roadhouse in Alton Falls, Tennessee where (fictional) legendary country star Clint Colby's rocket-ride-of-a-career began twelve years ago.  Clint's former band, The Mountain Rangers, has reunited tonight for a one-time-only concert to perform Clint's songs and to reminisce and ruminate about the man they helped make famous.



"It's down home fun wrapped up in a poignant and beautiful story. Ben Williams...had the audience nearly paralyzed in fits of hysterical laughter!" 
                         -Times Herald-Record

Call the Box Office today at 845-647-5511 


ALSO:  Help the Shadowland by taking a short survey...

Click this link and help us better serve you, our audience!


http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/shadowlandaudience


http://www.shadowlandtheatre.org/

8.12.2014

An adventure in off-roading awaits you in Ellenville

Top Photo

On the bottom of my name tag it read "Your adventure awaits." I was really eager to hop in the Jeep and see what lay ahead.
My husband, Jay, and I took a class at Northeast Off-Road Adventures in Ellenville on July 12. NORA is an off-road school and training facility on 68 acres of forested land covered with trails. It is not solely focused on rock crawling. There are different obstacles (rocks, logs, stumps, steep hills and steep descents) at every turn along the trail. Each is handled a different way to be able to maneuver your vehicle successfully over it.
The company was founded in 2011 by Scott Trager, a computer scientist, and Tony Pané, a mechanic and welder, both members of Hudson Valley 4 Wheelers. Trager has owned a sport-utility vehicle for quite some time and Pané has been off-roading for more than 20 years and is the creator of the award-winning customized Jeep "Mogzilla."
Together their skills and passion for off-roading are what brought them to create the school. "I wondered for quite some time, 'How do I marry a passion and make money earning a living?'" Trager said. "This is it. It's a pure adrenaline rush at 3 mph." With their team of trail guides, Butch Froelich (trail master), Rich Brody, Jon Mapes and Andy Miller, the school held its first class May 17.
It didn't come easy. For two years they guys met with the Town of Wawarsing Planning Board trying to reassure people in the area that it wasn't racing, didn't involve loud vehicles and didn't ruin the environment. "Our classes have nothing to do with racing," Trager wrote in a response to a hearing. "We are focused on technique and safety, not speed."
NORA's mission is to offer students who want to learn how to off-road a quality experience in a structured, student-oriented environment, while enjoying and discovering what they and their vehicles are capable of. Instructors help students explore the possibilities of their street-legal 4x4 vehicles and various skills needed for an off-road adventure, merging classroom knowledge with practical experience.

Gearing up

Jay and I took the Wheelin' 101 class, which is the introductory level. There are also a Wheelin' 102 class for intermediate drivers and a Vehicle Recovery class. After Scott's wife, Susan, and Tony's wife, Sue, provided students with coffee and pastries from Cohen's Bakery in Ellenville (the guys like supporting the other local businesses as well), Trager gave an extensive one-hour seminar under the open-air pavilion, explaining parts of the Jeep, recovery methods, and how to maneuver around certain obstacles.
Trager explained that recovery equipment is as equally important as the vehicle itself. You have to be prepared for any situation and it's smart to have quality tow straps, shackles and winches for a safe recovery. And last but not least, you carry in and carry out. "Leave the environment better than you found it," Trager said.
A pre-trip 360 inspection of the vehicle is done before actually going on the trail so that you understand where the lowest point of your vehicle is and where the tie rod ends and drive shaft , for instance, are located. Tires and fluids are checked, especially brake fluid.
Fire extinguishers are recommended and must be tied down, as should the battery. Belts are checked and it's always a good idea to carry spares as well as a basic tool set. And the last three most important things before we hit the trail were no thumbs in the steering wheel (steering wheel can whip out of your hands and break your thumb), never off-road alone and have fun.
After the inspection of the vehicles, we were set to hit the trail.

The adventure begins

With Jay behind the wheel of Trager's 2002 Jeep Wrangler TJ and me in the passenger seat (filming and taking photos), Pané, our instructor and spotter for the day, gave us final instructions. "Don't straddle anything," he said. "I want you to get a tire on the rocks and stumps." Pané used hand signals to tell us which way to steer and when to stop the vehicle, but the best was the thumbs up 'cause then you know you tackled the obstacle successfully.
For three hours you are on the trails going up and down steep hills, through narrow paths between trees, over logs and rocks, some on ledges.
Before each major challenge, George's Hill, Everest and Tella Tubby Hill, to name a few, we stopped the Jeep and students got together with Trager and Pané, who discussed how we should tackle it. It's important to watch the vehicle in front of you without getting too close and to listen to the instructors.
You feel confident since the NORA instructors are beside you the whole time, walking the trail giving you direction and class numbers are kept small. Some of the instructors were in their Jeeps, too, offering a visual of how to tackle each challenge. You get the best feeling of accomplishment when you get the Jeep up a steep embankment or over a rock.

My turn

Halfway through the course, lunch from Wilson's Market in Ellenville is served. After the lunch break, it was back on the trail and, yep, my turn to get behind the wheel.
I have to admit, I was a little nervous at first. My main concern being I would break the Jeep and my other concern was, would I be able to handle the clutch and gas getting over the rocks and stumps without riding over my instructor. But a little direction on the clutch business from Jay and a few pointers from Pané, I was off-roading in a matter of minutes. Honestly, it was one of the best things I have done in a long time


8.11.2014

$25.99 Twin Lobsters & Smuttynose Beer | Sunday August 24th, 12:300pm to 5pm



What: $25.99 Twin Lobsters & Smuttynose Beer

When: Sunday August 24th, 12:300pm 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.

7.29.2014

Open Mic Night with Tony Moza| Friday,August 1st ,2014, 10:00 PM


What: Open Mic Night
Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro in Ellenville
When: Friday, August 1st ,2014, 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,  August 1st ,2014 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.

7.21.2014

Avery Beer Dinner | Friday July 25th, 2014 8pm- 11pm



What: Avery Beer Dinner

When, Friday July 25th, 2014, 8pm

Where: Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St Ellenville NY

Details: Jamie and Marcus were just at Avery Brewing this June in Boulder Colorado. It's some brewery! We were able to get some Rufus Corvus for this dinner along with a keg of Maharaja! The dinner is five beers with four courses for $59 per person. RSVP to (845) 647-3000

Menu 

Rufus Corvus
Barrel-Aged Sour in Cabernet, Chardonnay and Zinfandel barrels 

White Rascal Witte
Mild Curry Cucumber Soup

Maharaja Imperial IPA
Chatham Sheep Herding Camembert
Organic Kumquat Jam

Hog Heaven Barley Wine 
Organic Apricot Braised Pork

Old World Porter Porter 
Tiramisu 

From the AveryBrewing.com:

Since 1993 our brewery has been committed to producing eccentric ales and lagers that defy styles or categories. Our products are thoroughly American at heart: blending Old World tradition and expertise with ingenuity, creativity and boldness.
We are dedicated to making beer from the inside out: we brew what we like to drink–with utter disregard for what the market demands– and search out fans with equally eccentric palates (We learned long ago that expressing your true self is much more fulfilling than giving in to outside pressures. Don’t you agree?) If you think your taste buds can keep up with our brews, we invite you to check out our entire lineup of more than twenty different beers.
Peace to all and follow your dreams!
The Avery Brewing Crew

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 visitwww.chefonamission.com.www.aromathymebistro.com

7.14.2014

Mac & Cheese in the Garden!!! Plus Christmas Beers | Sunday July 20th, 2014 12:30 pm -5 pm


Mac &  Cheese in the Garden!!! Plus Christmas Beers

Sunday July 20th, 2014 12:30 pm - 5pm

Aroma Thyme Bistro, 165 Canal St, Ellenville NY

It's our All-You-Can-Eat Mac and Cheese in our Garden for $19.99.  If you love Mac & Cheese then tis event is all about you! To RSVP call (845) 647-3000


Blue Cheese and Bacon Mac and Cheese

Chipotle Chicken Mac & Cheese

Smoked Gouda, Asparagus & Mushroom Mac & Cheese

Sundried Tomato, Basil & Peas Mac & Cheese

Plus we will have great Christmas Beers:
Brouwerij Corsendonk 2011                           8.5 oz.             
Brouwerij Corsendonk 2013                           25.4 oz.           
Anchor Special Ale 2012                                 50.7 oz.
Rochefort Eight                                               50.7 oz.

Brasserie Dupont’s Avec les Bons Voeux         25.4 oz

6.20.2014

THREE VIEWINGS starring Stephanie Zimbalist opens Friday...

THREE VIEWINGS Opens Friday!



Stephanie Zimbalist stars in Jeffrey Hatcher's funny and touching play THREE VIEWINGS.  This surprising show is a collection of 3 loosely connected stories, all taking place in a funeral parlor.  Emil is a tightly wound funeral director who struggles to hide his passion for a frequent visitor.  Mac makes her living stealing jewelry from the deceased.  And Virginia finds herself left in debt, and danger, after the death of her wheeler-dealer husband.

 Special performance added this Saturday, June 21 at 2pm!
Regular performances Thursday-Saturday at 8pm
Sundays at 2pm through July 6...


Call the Box Office today at 845-647-5511 

Special thanks to our:
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS
Robert M. Osgood
The White Wolf Restaurant & Lounge
The Town of Wawarsing
The New York State Council on the Arts


PRODUCERS

Villa Veritas Foundation Inc

CO-PRODUCERS
Barbara & David Vazquez 
Bob & Margaret McDowell
TJ & Debbie Briggs

Collier & Berger, PLLC
Jim Gebhard
Gillette Creamery
Candido & Maria Perez
 
Sprague & Killeen Insurance
The Iris Jean Stedener Charitable Trust; Paul Haskell, Trustee
Greg & Janice Vurckio
Charles Van Nostrand


THE SHADOWLAND THEATRE GRATEFULLY ACKNOWLEDGES THEIR SUPPORT!
For more information, go to:
http://www.shadowlandtheatre.org/
  

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