about

about

prasino, (greek word for ‘green)

At prasino, we believe dining well means living well. As a premiere eco-friendly family of restaurants, we have made it our mission to serve only the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients for our guests to savor.

prasino means “green” in Greek. So, it is only natural that every choice we make, from our food to our restaurant design to our kitchen facilities, reflects our respect for a sustainable environment. Our priority is serving hormone/anti-biotic free meats, sustainable seafood, organic produce and eggs. Every effort is made to buy locally whenever possible, but we have also sought out exceptional ingredients from around the country from like-minded vendors. We are proud to present our Contemporary American menu in a refreshing, comfortable atmosphere that celebrates the love of good food, good conversation and friendship.

green initiatives

Our team at prasino is well-educated in organic standards and national certification requirements central to our eco-friendly mission. We can confidently assure our customers we have done extensive research and have found exceptional vendors that work with us in responsible stewardship of the environment.

behind the scenes

prasino is equipped with high-efficiency energy appliances in our kitchens and restrooms. We insist on the use of “green” cleaning products. Our use of reclaimed, recyclable and sustainable materials contribute to lower greenhouse gases and harmful landfill. Buying local and seasonal food decreases the amount of gas emissions required to transport our ingredients from vendors to our restaurants.

vendors

Our passionate commitment to serving only the healthiest ingredients has led us on a journey to find like-minded vendors to supply our restaurants. We have partnered with many hard-working and dedicated farmers, ranchers, vintners and brewers who take great pride in their products. We all care about the sustainability of the land used to grow food; the natural feed and humane treatment of livestock and, the absence of chemicals and pesticides. This stewardship of the environment and high standards of quality shine through on every plate we serve.

Vendors that design our restaurant furnishings, our kitchen and rest room facilities – even our cleaning products – are equal partners in our eco-friendly mission to serve our customers well and, leave as gentle a footprint on the environment as possible.

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our team

our team

the prasino team

The prasino group is owned and operated by generations of successful restaurateurs. It is our pleasure to introduce you to other members of our “extended family” – a group of talented individuals whose collective enthusiasm and attention to detail sustain the spirit and success of your dining experience.

We believe that no dish can be better than its ingredients, and that the best ingredients are usually local.  Every day we make many decisions about what we eat and every one of our food choices has an ethical and environmental impact.  It is the best of coincidences that good food choices – those that are good for our land and people, for the environment, for the body and mind – are also delicious and enjoyable.

Every day we make many decisions about what we eat and every one of our food choices has an ethical and environmental impact.  It is the best of coincidences that good food choices. Hugely passionate about the industry, his breadth of knowledge and desire to exceed guest expectations is at the forefront of his approach to wine service.

 

on our plates

prasino requires our food and beverage vendors to provide appropriate government documentation certifying their licenses are fully legitimate and current. All meat and poultry are anti-biotic/hormone-free. Our vendors practice humane treatment in raising livestock, which are all vegetarian fed. The ranchers and farmers we partner with additionally practice sustainability of their land.

every opportunity to make an eco-friendly choice

is implemented at our restaurants. We use cloth napkins and have installed state-of-the-art hand dryers in our rest rooms. Our water system is an alternative to the waste associated with bottled water. Its proprietary filtration technology uses both high tech, active carbon filters and a UV radiation chamber. The process removes bacteria and eliminates impurities, while retaining healthy, thirst-quenching minerals. Our signature glass carafes are dishwasher-safe, reusable and most importantly, do not add to the landfill.

community initiatives

prasino is an active and enthusiastic supporter of community events and fundraisers. When we reach out to our neighbors, we find that good energy comes back to our family of restaurants at each of our locations. Our restaurants are also pleasantly accommodating for organizations and businesses looking to hold off-site meetings and meals. An equal priority is our participation in several associations and initiatives that focus on social responsibilities that, we believe, are critical to a healthier environment.