Tag Archives: Essence Sept – Oct 2015

Elements Of An Apple Pie

Though apples are native to Kazakhstan, and the first recorded apple pie recipe is from an English cookbook published in 1381, apple pie is thought of by many as the quintessential American dessert. Like so many other humble inventions, though the apple pie has roots elsewhere, it was American innovation that truly made it great. “Pie is the American synonym ...

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Customer Spotlight: Aqua Vino Restaurant

Owner Robert Esche played professional hockey in the National Hockey League (NHL) for eight years as a Phoenix Coyote and Philadelphia Flyer. He also competed in the 20th Winter Olympics in 2006. After completing his professional playing career, Esche began several business ventures including Aqua Vino Restaurant. He is also the President of the Utica Comets AHL team. Beverly has ...

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How to Use Apples on a Charcuterie Board

Apples are a wonderful addition to any charcuterie board. Their range of flavors from tart to sweet, counterbalances the salty and fatty cheeses and meats. We’ve profiled a few examples of how to best utilize apples on a charcuterie board. RUSSIAN BRINED APPLES Russian brined apples are created using a fermentation process that creates a living probiotic environment. This adds ...

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How to Incorporate NYS Apples On Your Menu

Apple flavors run the gamut, from sweet to tart and simple to complex. This makes it easy to integrate them into dishes that are either already on the menu or brand new, adding a touch of sweetness, texture, and depth of flavor. With about a third of customers buying more local and organic and 25% buying natural, chefs can cater ...

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Success Stories: Gola Osteria

Owners: Sam and Kaml Drake Epps Location:115 S. Quarry St. Ithaca, NY 14850 Phone: (607) 273-0333 www.golaosteria.com Husband and wife team Sam and Kami Drake Epps opened Gola Osteria, an Italian restaurant in Ithaca, New York, in the winter of 2014. Sam got his start in kitchens, before even graduating high school, at the esteemed Italian American restaurant, The Coddington. ...

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Raise A Glass To Apples

Nothing compares to the simple delight of biting into a fresh apple – unless it’s sipping on a beverage bursting with fresh apple flavor. Whether it’s an infused tea, a culinary-inspired cocktail, or handcrafted soda, apples have found a home in the beverage space. Getting Crafty From craft cocktail establishments to restaurants elevating their bar programs, adult beverages are getting ...

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Cheeses For Your Charcuterie Board

A charcuterie board does not stand on cured meats alone. Cheese adds substance and heft to meat like nothing else. We’ve profiled some of the best cheeses to bring out the full flavor of charcuterie meats and pâté. TRIPLE CREAM This luxurious cheese contains more than 75% butterfat in its dry matter, which is, roughly 40% fat overall. It has ...

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How To Implement a Charcuterie Program in Your Restaurant

Charcuterie is a food trend that has proven to have longevity. Whether you already have a charcuterie program, or are considering adding one, Maines can help you take advantage of this burgeoning menu essential. Learn the benefits of a charcuterie program and then get professional insight into how to implement one. This includes advice from our trusted partners at Atalanta ...

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Success Stories: Skytop Lodge

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Executive Chef: Richard Belchner Location: One Skytop, Skytop PA 18357 Phone: (855) 345-7759 www.skytop.com The idea of building a grand resort in the Poconos was the brainchild of four men, John Stubbs, Frederic Smith, Earl Mayne, and Sam Packer. The construction of the golf course began in March 1926, and in 1927, development began on the lodge. In June 1928, ...

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New Issue of Essence: Apples & Charcuterie

In the spirit of our “Basics Done Better” theme, this edition of Essence focuses on charcuterie and apples, two items that offer huge potential for your business. In these pages we talk about how they can expertly invigorate a menu and convey increased quality and value to your customers. As fall arrives, and apples find their way onto menus, you ...

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