Claudia and Loredana Bolla

Trattoria Mia Italian Food With Amore

By Laura J. C / April 1, 2017

Chef Loredana Bolla is finally where she knew her heart would lead her: in the kitchen. Although she has a law degree and practices in…

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lauberge authentic french cuisine

L’auberge – Authentic French Cuisine

By Laura J. C / March 3, 2017

Chef Patrick Figini didn’t speak much English when he immigrated to America in 2005. He began working in the kitchen of a French restaurant, so…

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ocean prime steak & seafood

Ocean Prime – Steak & Seafood Sophistication

By Laura J. C / February 2, 2017

Photo credit to Ocean Prime. It’s easy to marvel at the opulence of Ocean Prime. Mirrors and glass. Greetings by the maitre d’. White linens…

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Farmers market at coconut point

Fresh & Local

By Laura J. C / February 1, 2017

Do you know where your eggs come from or how the hens were raised? How about the meat in the supermarket case — did it…

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Shangri-LA Springs – Organic Dining

By Laura J. C / January 10, 2017

Photo credit to Emily Parish Photography. At the heart of Bonita, the beautiful Shangri-La Springs is steeped in history and mystical intrigue. Its fully organic,…

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Go WYLD – Fine Dining With Creative Flair

By Laura J. C / May 7, 2015

Photo credit to Wylds Cafe. Wylds Cafe seems like a bit of a misnomer for this elegant eatery along Bonita Beach Road. Candle-lit, white-linen dining…

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Italian Cuisine – Fresh From The Market

By Laura J. C / April 7, 2015

Photo credit to DeRomo’s. By day, DeRomo’s Gourmet Market is bustling with shoppers gathering fresh meats, cheeses, wines, deli and bakery items and pantry goods…

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European Brasserie Tradition In Estero

By Laura J. C / March 4, 2015

Photo credit to Mereday’s Brasserie. Following in the brasserie tradition of France, Mereday’s Brasserie at Coconut Point offers casual upscale dining in a relaxed yet…

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Blue Water Bistro

By Laura J. C / February 13, 2015

It had been a while since we last visited Blue Water Bistro, and although we were greeted by the familiar shiny swordfish swimming on a…

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France In Fort Myers

By Laura J. C / January 1, 2015

Even with its lighted blue windows, this small bistro tucked away in the Regal Plaza off U.S. 41 south of Six Mile Cypress is easy…

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Best Of Estero – Dining 2014

By Web Editor / December 2, 2014

This year, our tastebuds traveled through Italy, Thailand, India, Peru, Argentina and the Hawaiian islands – all without leaving Southwest Florida! We embarked on many…

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Molino’s Real Italian Experience

By Laura J. C / November 5, 2014

Born in Trieste, Italy, and raised in the restaurant business in New York, Chef Kenny Purisico knows authentic Italian cuisine. “I was in the kitchen…

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