GREENWICH, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Fred Bollaci, CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises http://www.fredbollacienterprises.com, the definitive international authority on healthy gourmet ‘La Dolce Vita’ living, has signed its first Relais & Chateaux ‘Golden Palate Partner,’ it was announced today.
Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann, http://www.homesteadinn.com/ located in the exclusive Belle Haven section of Greenwich, Connecticut, celebrates its 17th year this Fall as one of the nation’s finest dining and hotel destinations. Owned by Thomas and Theresa Henkelmann, the centuries old hotel is a sophisticated and elegant architectural showpiece on three beautifully landscaped acres, coupled with masterfully designed and exceptionally delicious contemporary light and classic French cuisine featuring the freshest and highest quality ingredients.
Thomas Henkelmann is a recipient of the internationally coveted titles: Relais & Châteaux—Grand Chef, Tradition et Qualite Les Grandes Tables du Monde, and has received a 4-star rating by The New York Times. Chef Henkelmann calls his philosophy of creating edible art gemütlichkeit. The French call it “l’art de la table.”
“Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann is exceptional in every way – from the luxurious global design appeal of the hotel, to an exquisite one-of-a-kind dining experience – epitomizing the owner’s passion for creating a world-class, home-away-from-home experience,” said Mr. Bollaci.
As the fourth Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partner in a growing portfolio of exceptional restaurants, hotels, B&Bs, and destinations globally, Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann exemplify the high standards and criteria by which all Golden Palate Partners are chosen.
As Mr. Bollaci explains, the destination must exemplify the highest level of quality including gracious, yet unpretentious hospitality and service, extraordinary cuisine including healthy gourmet organic farm-to-table as well as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options, attention to detail at every level, and white glove service. The key that distinguishes the many excellent restaurants and hotels from the absolute very best are those staff, chefs, and owners who go the extra mile to personalize the experience, who take the time to get to know their clients, and anticipate their needs.
“Fred Bollaci has carved a niche for himself as the Robert Parker of healthy gourmet food and travel,” said Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann co-owner, Theresa Henkelmann. Theresa, and her husband and chef co-owner Thomas added, “We are honored and delighted to be awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Golden Palate Partners Certificate of Excellence. We have a similar passion and vision for providing our guests with the ultimate dining and hospitality experience and our partnership reinforces this.”
Mr. Bollaci concurred, “Destinations that truly understand this distinction and do their very best to create an environment where their guests not only feel welcome, cared for and appreciated, but also are made to feel at home, earn the coveted Golden Palate Partners Certificate of Excellence and membership in an exclusive family.
Mr. Bollaci, a sommelier with a refined palate, continues to enjoy the world’s finest food and wine while maintaining a healthy balanced lifestyle after losing more than 100 pounds in just one year. More than five years later, he continues to travel the globe hand-picking ‘Golden Palate Partners’ that embrace his vision. Bollaci believes that no one should skimp on quality, taste, or satisfaction when attempting to lose weight.
Bollaci highly recommends Homestead Inn - Thomas Henkelmann to anyone seeking an exceptional dining and hotel experience.
Fred Bollaci Enterprises will debut Fred’s memoir, Your Life. Your Way. Gourmet! in 2015, featuring delicious and healthy gourmet recipes that he developed with chefs from 75 of the nation’s leading restaurants. Bollaci also plans to launch a line of healthy gourmet lifestyle products, and provide discerning diners with the definitive FBE ‘Golden Palate Partners’ ‘A’ list of preferred national and international destinations. His long-range plans include adding an imported products division and a select city rollout of upscale gourmet Italian American restaurants.