On Sunday, August 16th, Trattoria Aroma will celebrate its commitment to buying locally grown food — as well as the farmers who provide these delicious foods — by hosting a dinner event at the Oles Family Farm in Alden. Breen Shea, the restaurant’s general manager, said Trattoria Aroma is dedicated to buying local because it’s better for customers’ health and the region’s economy.
Shea also said Trattoria Aroma works with the Oles Family farm frequently, so it was only fitting that this farm serve as the location of this event. In fact, 60 percent of their food comes from the Oles Family Farm! Furthermore, this farm uses all natural growing practices and no spray pesticides. The farm also practices biodynamic farming, which conceives the farm as a self-contained organism, emphasizing the interrelationship of plants, soil and animals.
The event will begin at 2:30PM on the 16th, with buses picking up participants from Trattoria Aroma’s location at 311 Bryant Street in Buffalo. If necessary, a bus would be provided for their second location on Main Street in Williamsville. The bus is scheduled to arrive on the farm at 3:30PM, where farmer Daniel Oles will greet participants and take them through a short tour of the grounds.
Guests will then be treated to wine tasting and a talk from some of the state’s wine producers, like Dr. Frank and Lamourex Landing. Lastly, the group will dine under the stars, with courses including roast pork from Blossom Farms, chicken and vegetables from the Oles Family Farm, fruit from Tom Tower’s Farm, and local lamb. Shea said Dan Moscob’s bluegrass trio will entertain guests during their dinner and throughout the evening.
If this sounds like an event you’d be interested in, hurry and order your seats — Shea said only a few remain! If needed, a wait list will be started as well. Seats are $125 per person, which includes transportation to and from the farm, dinner, drinks, tax and tip. To reserve your seats, call the Bryant Street location at 716.881.7592. For more information on Trattoria Aroma, visit their Web site or check out our recent post! Rain date, August 23rd.
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