Executive Chef Michael Swartz is leading the recently reopened farm-to-table restaurant in Historic Downtown Bonita Springs, FL


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Chef Michael Swartz of Harvest & Wisdom

Shangri-La Springs is bringing in the new year with refreshing additions and changes while maintaining the many features that have kept them successful for over the past century. Head Chef Michael Swartz has joined the historic hotel in leading their highly-reviewed restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, reinforcing their belief that amazing food can be enjoyed while still maintaining good health and vitality. 

As Chef Swartz states, “Buy the best ingredients you can afford, and don’t screw them up.” Harvest & Wisdom strives to achieve a unique farm-to-table approach by growing the best ingredients themselves while only sourcing from local vendors as needed. They do this by tapping into the vast organic garden they have on-site, with seasonal vegetables grown and brought directly into the kitchen to be used in Harvest & Wisdom’s revolving brunch menu. Patrons can be confident in high-quality dishes with every component being USDA-certified organic and fresh.  

There are a variety of options available for groups of every size and preference. The indoor dining room seats 42, while those wanting to enjoy the comfortable weather Bonita Springs is known for can relax on the 36 seat covered patio. A private 24 seat dining room is also an option for special events and occasions with advance reservations.

It is worthwhile to note that a new ordering system has been implemented with the restaurant’s reopening. Customers will order their brunch at a special counter and their meals will then be served at their table.

Quiche Du Jour and house-made vegan burgers are just some of the dishes available on their brunch menu. Harvest & Wisdom is open from Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am to 2:00pm and no reservations are required.

While on the property, visitors will find many other amenities to enjoy. Schedule a tour of the garden to see how they grow their quality ingredients, peruse a full menu of treatments available at their spa, or sign up for a variety of workshops and classes taught by talented instructors for their wellness programs. Most importantly, guests will be happy to know that 10 rooms will soon be available to reserve for overnight stays, with 4 in the main hotel and 6 in Villa Ascona by the courtyard. The tradition of promoting healthy and holistic healing continues into its 101st year for Shangri-La Springs.


About Shangri-La Springs:

Shangri-La Springs is a historic hotel located on 8.5 acres of land in the heart of beautiful Historic Downtown Bonita Springs, Florida. Built in 1921, it is the perfect destination for a boutique hotel experience. A full menu of spa treatments, fine brunch dining, holistic and organic garden, event and destination wedding venue spaces and more can be found here. For more information on Shangri-La Springs, please visit https://www.shangrilasprings.com and its social media pages at @shangrilasprings or call 239-949-0749. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Rd, Bonita Springs, FL 34135. 

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