Small Biz 518 – Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe

Monticello Real Estate recently sat down and met with owner and chef – Dan Raymond at Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe in Rensselaer County. Chef Dan talks about his family run business, what makes their birthday cakes unique, and his experience on holiday banking.

The family-owned and operated pastry and bakery business located in East Greenbush is driven by the founding belief that cakes and pastries should taste as good as they look. Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe has never waivered from their unparalleled commitment to use only the freshest ingredients available. Their cake and pastry decorators are continually reinventing their bakery selections – keeping it fun and exciting, and making people want to come back to Zachary’s Pastry Shoppe time and time again.

Zachary’s also has a satellite store on 54 State Street in Albany.

Watch below to learn more about the shop.

Meet Matthew Morizio

Matthew Morizio recently joined #TeamMonticello and I recently sat down with him to learn more about him.

If you could live anywhere in the world – where would it be and why?
I am a true New Yorker at heart! Though I have lived in 5 different states including Hawaii, I keep coming back to New York. Both the culture and the people here are truly home to me. 

Would you rather sit on a beach or hike a mountain?
That’s a tough question. I like both really. They are equally therapeutic to me. Waves crashing. Trees rustling. 

What is your favorite meal to cook?
Lasagna! It’s something ALL of my family loves. Besides, it’s my favorite meal to eat.

If you could be a superhero – who would you be?
If Jesus Christ was a superhero it would be him. He’d be that very unassuming character that had the power of all superheroes. Fully human and yet forever divine.

What is your favorite season?
Actually, I like all of the seasons we have here in New York, yet summer offers the opportunity to ride my motorcycle.

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Up Close with Sara Abramo

Sara Abramo is one of the newest realtors that joined Monticello Real Estate. We recently sat down with Sara to get to know her.

What is your favorite meal to cook?

I don’t know if I have a favorite recipe to cook. Instead, I like to be able to take what’s in the refrigerator and figure something out. Taking all the ingredients and creating something is a lot of fun and it allows me to show my creative side. Somehow it all works when I am done.

If you could have a superpower – what would it be?

I would love to fly. That way I could get to places faster and sell more real estate!

What is your guilty pleasure TV show?

I loved Game of Thrones…that is until the ending. I was not happy with how it ended.

What is the best way to spend a Sunday morning?

I love exploring different hiking trails in the Hudson Valley…and I also love to go to brunch.

What is one of your hobbies?

I play poker. I love it because it’s a normally male-dominated table game. When I win, men often say, “Ladies Luck!” Little did they know that I just bluffed them!