Fred Bollaci Enterprises Awards Coveted Platinum Palate Certificate of Excellence to Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann (Relais & Chateaux Luxury Hotel and Gourmet Restaurant, Greenwich, CT) and Wheatleigh (Five Star-Five Diamond Hotel & Restaurant in Lenox, MA)!



Fred Bollaci, CEO & President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises, the definitive international healthy gourmet lifestyle, food, wine, travel, and fitness expert, and leading authority on the finest hotels, restaurants, and spas in the world is proud to announce that both Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann in Greenwich, CT and Wheatleigh in Lenox, MA, two original Golden Palate Signature Members have been elevated to Platinum Palate status, it was announced today.



Thomas and Theresa Henkelmann, proprietors of

Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann (above)


Wheatleigh (above)


“It is my honor and privilege to bestow this much-deserved award on two exceptional properties, whose owners and staff have been among my biggest supporters and brand ambassadors from the beginning! It is folks like the Henkelmann’s and establishments like Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann and Wheatleigh and their professional staff that make what I do so gratifying,” Bollaci said. “It has been a lifelong dream to share my passion and knowledge gained from visiting countless exceptional establishments over the course of more than three decades with my fans and followers so that they too will have a vetted, authoritative reference point on where to stay and dine.”

Bollaci’s Platinum Palate recipients in the U.S. now total 8, and include:

Donatello Italian Restaurant (Tampa, FL) Guido and Gino Tiozzo

The Golden Pear Cafe’s (The Hamptons, NY) Keith Davis

The Perfect Wife (Manchester, VT) Amy Chamberlain

Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa (Manalapan, FL)

The Gasparilla Inn & Club and The Pink Elephant Restaurant (Boca Grande, FL)

The Royal Blues Hotel & Chanson Restaurant (Deerfield Beach, FL)

Homestead Inn-Thomas Henkelmann (Greenwich, CT)

Wheatleigh (Lenox, MA)

Bollaci said he would be announcing several additional Platinum Palate winners in both the U.S. and in Italy in the coming weeks.

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.
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