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Cheers to another great Restaurant Week 2014!

Thank you for participating in Restaurant Week 2014! We are excited to bring you more culinary delights, so stay tuned!

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One of a Kind Culinary Experiences
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  • Local and Sustainable Practiced Here
  • Pincher's Seafood 101 Organic

    Reserve your seat for a Seafood Dining Experience like no other! All from the best view on the Caloosahatchee River from Pinchers at The Marina at Edison Ford. Take the ultimate taste bud tour of the freshest seafood caught from the waters of the Gulf of Mexico including Stone Crabs, Blue Crabs and Grouper. Get hands on knowledge from the seafood experts that are responsible for bringing your catch from the water to the table. A Family Owned and Operated company for 18 years in Southwest Florida, Pinchers and Island Crab Company owner, Grant Phelan, will be on hand to lead a fun and interesting discussion on the valuable fisheries that we rely on. Your dining experience will be capped off with a $20 gift certificate to take home with you to visit any Pinchers and taste your favorites from the day. Come see why we proudly say “You Can’t Fake Fresh!”

     

    Price: $60.00

    Time: Monday, November 3rd, 11:30AM - 1:30PM

  • Wicked Dolphin & Slate's VIP Tour

    Wicked Dolphin Artisan Rum and Slates of Cape Coral are teaming up to give you a unique dining experience. Award winning Wicked Dolphin Rum will be paired with the gourmet Cajun Caribbean styling’s of Chef Allan Cotter. Your night will start with an exclusive VIP tour by Master Distiller Dan Termini at Wicked Dolphin in Cape Coral. This one hour tour will take you through how we select our ingredients to fermenting, distilling, barreling and bottling our fine rum. The tour will begin with a sampling of our aging rums, right from the barrel. Then onto a delicious VIP dinner at Slates, where Chef Allan will create a most memorable evening paired with Wicked Dolphin Rum cocktail and one of kind reserve rums.

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    Chef Bio: Alan Cotter

    Price: $60.00

    Time: Monday, November 3rd

  • Catch a Taste of Pink Gold at Skip One Beach Seafood

    Catch a taste of Pink Gold at Skip One Beach Seafood! In 1949, Gold was discovered in California. 100 years later, it was Florida’s turn. Buy your ticket today to this one of a kind experience during the 2014 Restaurant Week! Catch a private screening of WGCU Public Media’s Pink Gold Rush, a story of Fort Myers Beach shrimp industry through its boom in the early days to the challenges it faces today. This film was awarded the “People's Choice Award” during the 2014 Fort Myers Beach Film Festival. Chat with industry experts over a meal that includes an appetizer of pink gold shrimp, soup and the “Skip One Meal” (Grouper, shrimp, scallops plus two sides and a roll).

    Chef Bio: Bob Miller

    Price: $55.00


    Time: Tuesday, November 4th, 5pm- 7pm

  • Wicked Dolphin Rum Tour

    Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery is an Artisan Rum Distillery, based in Cape Coral, that makes award winning, handcrafted Florida Rum. We source our ingredients from local Florida farmers and make our Rum “farm to bottle” at our distillery. During the tour, you will get to see exactly how our rum is made, get an up close look at our copper pot still, fermentation tanks, bottling line & barrel room. You will finish up your tour with a grand finale tasting, if you are of age.

    To reserve your spot on a distillery tour, visit WickedDolphin.com

    Price: Free Admission

  • Rabbit Run Farm Tour & Culinary Class - SOLD OUT! Organic

    Owner Denise Muir will lead a tour of Rabbit Run Farm, a hydroponic farm, introducing the variety of heirloom plants being grown and how the hydroponic system works. The sustainable farming practices used at Rabbit Run will be the focus of the tour material, including the farm's dedication to sell only to local restaurants and customers. Following the tour, a culinary class will be presented where Chef Kristina San Filippo will demonstrate a selection of recipes using Rabbit Run Farm produce. Guests will then enjoy a salad and vegetarian entree for lunch featuring the recipes presented in the culinary class.

    Chef Bio: Kristina San Filippo

    Owner Bio: Denise Muir

    Price: $45.00

    Time: Wednesday, November 5th, 10am-1pm

  • Lee County 'Agritourism' Farm Tour

    Participants can garner an agri-tourism experience as they see new trends in agriculture and meet enthusiastic urban farmers. The tour will visit four local vegetable, small fruit and mixed enterprise farms that appeal to the sense of taste, sight and touch. A fresh, farm-raised lunch will also be served farm-to-table style at Buckingham Farms.The tour will be departing from: Terry Park, 3410 Palm Beach Blvd., Fort Myers, FL 33916.



    Price: $60.00

    Time: Thursday, November 6, 8am-4pm

  • Pine Island Botanical & The Sprout Queen Farm Tour - SOLD OUT!

    Owners Michael Wallace and Chris 'The Sprout Queen' Lindsey will lead a tour of their 4 acre residential farm known as Pine Island Botanicals. Michael will discuss the natural/sustainable farming practices utilized in all aspects of hydroponics, in ground gardens, flocks of chickens, and fruit tree groves. The Sprout Queen will talk about how they educate their customers on the taste, texture, color, and nutrition of what they offer. Following the tour, guests will enjoy an appetizer, salad, entrée, and desert created with items currently grown on the farm by Chef Ryan Flood.


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    Price: $45.00

    Time: Saturday, November 8th, 10am-2pm

  • Local Roots Farmers' Markets

    Local Roots

    Celebrate Southwest Florida’s delicious and locally sourced food by visiting one of Local Roots Farmers Markets! As four of the area’s largest markets, each of these one-of-a-kind shopping destinations offer a unique opportunity to purchase local treasures, including garden-fresh fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, breads, agricultural products, artisan products and other commodities. Stay for lunch, take a walk, and listen to our live music—best of all, keep it local!


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    for more info!

    Sanibel Island Farmers Market
    Every Sunday starting October 5th
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Coconut Point Farmers Market
    Every Thursday starting October 2nd
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Lakes Park Farmers Market
    Every Friday starting October 2nd
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

    Bonita Springs Farmers Market
    Every Saturday starting October 4th
    8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What are some other upcoming TASTE events?
Fort Myers Beach Tapa Hop
9/23
http://chamber.fortmyersbeach.org/events/details/tapa-hop-2578

Taste of Coconut Point           
10/20
http://www.simon.com/mall/coconut-point

Oktoberfest Cape Coral      
10/17,18,19 & 10/24,25,26         
http://www.capecoraloktoberfest.com/

Taste of the Town                 
11/2  
http://www.jlfm.org/

Taste of the Islands
11/9
http://tastesanibelcaptiva.com/
Where and when are the Farmers Markets in Lee County?

Fort Myers Farmers Market
Open Year-Round - Thursday 7AM-1PM

Green Market - Alliance for the Arts
Every Saturday - 9AM-1PM

Cape Coral Farmers Market
Every Saturday - 8AM-1PM Oct-May


How do I take part in Restaurant Week?
Diners may simply visit their favorite participating restaurants throughout the week to enjoy locally sourced feature dishes or special prix fixe menus. To participate in a culinary experience, tickets must be purchased in advanced on this website. Availability is limited.
Are reservations required?
Reservations are strongly encouraged, but walk-ins are appreciated. There is no guarantee that walk-in guests will be accommodated. To make a reservation, diners may contact restaurants directly.
Will the menus be different at each restaurant?
Yes. We encourage you try several of the participating restaurants. Each one has a different prix fixe menu with a wide variety of culinary delights.
Do you have to order off the special prix fixe menu during Restaurant Week?
No. Some of the restaurants will also offer their regular menu as well. Diners are encouraged to try the special Restaurant Week menu, but it is not required.
How can I win a cookbook?
Participation in one of the Unique Culinary Experiences enters you in a chance to win!
What Lee County retail locations offer locally sourced products?
Locally Sourced Retailers
Why do some restaurant listings have a green leaf?
The green leaf indicates a "green" restaurant. This means the restaurant has made a commitment to implement sustainable business practices that might include; purchasing locally grown produce or locally harvested seafood when available, conserving energy, and recycling.

Where can I find a Green Hotel?

Click here to find a list of Green Properties
How can my restaurant participate in Restaurant Week?
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4761 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone: (239) 463-3663

Organic Bayfront Bistro

Where Chef's Passion For Fresh, Innovative Dishes Meets Beautiful Estero Bay! A beautiful waterfront dining experience at Fort Myers Beach's premier location within Snook Bight Yacht Club and Marina. Arrive by land or water, and sit back and enjoy the stunning surroundings as you delight in the tastes of the Bayfront Bistro kitchen.

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4271 Pine Island Rd N.W.
Matlacha, FL 33993
Phone: (239) 282-3232

Organic Bert's Bar & Grill

Waterfront dining on Matlacha Pass with a million dollar view. Great food, great view in one of Florida's oldest establishments. Recommended by Southern Living  and Florida Travel & Life magazines.  "This is Old Florida!"

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2000 Estero Blvd.
Fort Myers Beach, FL 33931
Phone: (239) 765-0595

Lodging Available Chloes Restaurant

Enjoy an evening of delight as you unwind in our tropical oasis. Our dining room is the perfect place to enjoy the outstanding views of the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the beach goers pass by as you enjoy one of our mouth-watering dishes. Don´t forget to come and enjoy a scrumptious Chloës breakfast that will leave you feeling in bliss!

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12901 McGregor Blvd.
Fort Myers, FL 33919
Phone: (239) 466-4663

Organic Crave Restaurant

CRaVE Restaurant is a modern-styled American cuisine restaurant, locally owned and operated.  Since opening in 2007 CRaVE has built its outstanding reputation on using only the highest quality ingredients to produce some of the best comfort food, as well as, taming some of the more internationally known dishes with its own distinctive, home-grown flavor.  Everything at CRaVE is made in-house and made to order, from the gravy for the mouthwatering Meatloaf, to the tomato basil sauce finishing the Vegetable Wellington.  It’s a process that has awarded them the Gulf Coast’s Best Restaurant by Metromix the last two years.  Serving breakfast till four, lunch, and dinner, CRaVE’S menu is as varied as it is delicious.  CRaVE Restaurant also features daily Chalkboard Specials taking fresh, locally sourced, and often unique ingredients and making extraordinary dishes.  Designed to please the person who simply cannot live without blueberry pancakes, to the culinary club dinner-out foodies who want something unique and delicious, one thing is certain: that when you’re done eating here, you’ll soon be CRaVING for more!

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11509 Andy Rosse Ln. S.W.
Captiva Island, FL 33924
Phone: (239) 395-4000

Organic Lodging Available Key Lime Bistro

Discover the award-winning Key Lime Bistro on Captiva. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Sure to tantalize the most demanding palate, with a full bar and live entertainment. Featured seven days week. Dining both inside and outside.

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5961 Silver King Blvd.
Cape Coral, FL 33914
Phone: (239) 541-5600

Lodging Available Marker 92 Waterfront Bar & Bistro

Enjoy the intimate ambiance while sipping a glass of wine and sampling our authentic cuisine. From fresh seafood and steaks to flat breads made to order, all our entrees are cooked in a wood-fired oven or on a wood-fired grill.

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1200 Periwinkle Way
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone: (239) 472-1998

Organic Matzaluna

"The island's original wood-fired pizzas" are just the beginning of what makes MatzalunaSanibel Island's family Italian Restaurant. Over 20 combinations of pasta dinners from just $11.95 (including soup or salad and fresh baked bread) are available. Affordable veal, tender chicken, choice steaks and of course only the finest seafood (Italian style) in a casual market-like setting make Matzaluna "Sanibel's Italian Kitchen".

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703 Tarpon Bay Rd.
Sanibel Island, FL 33957
Phone: (239) 395-2722

Organic Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market

The Timbers Restaurant is the award winning dinner-house. The menu features the largest selection of fresh fish and seafood on the islands along with a fine choice of hand cut steaks and pasta. Their "Fresh Fish Report" features the fresh catches of the day.

Taste of the Island Awards Include:

Best Restaurant for Seafood
Best Restaurant for Steak
Best Restaurant for Dinner
Best Appetizer
Best Seafood

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2121 SW Pine Island Rd
Cape Coral , 33991
Phone: (239) 282-5520

Organic Bubba's Roadhouse

Bubba's Roadhouse is a Cape Coral tradition for over 20 years. Home of hand-cut steaks, BBQ Ribs and an wood-fired grill in the dining room. In 2013, Bubba's 46oz-Bubbarita was honored by the Fort Myers News-Press with the fan favorite in the their Margarita Madness. Also in 2013 Bubba's Roadhouse won the Best Pork catagory for our homemade BBQ Pulled Pork at the annual BBQ, Bands and Brew event. Bubba's casual roadhouse feel makes this a must-stop at location while in Lee County. 

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1520 Lafayette Street
Cape Coral , 33904
Phone: (239) 542-2224

Organic Brew Babies Garden Bistro

Brew Babies Garden Bistro is the most unique and beautiful venue for all meetings, holidays and special occassions.  From business luncheons in our VIP room to exchanging your wedding vows under the archway of our garden courtyard Brew Babies is the perfect place for any event.  Call to make your reservations today or book your upcoming events. 

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2214 Bay Street
Fort Myers , 33901
Phone: (239) 226-1687

Organic Twisted Vine Bistro

Twisted Vine Bistro located in downtown Fort Myers' historic river district, prides itself in an extraordinary dining experience. We offer only the freshest seafood, certified Angus Beef, and other unique innovative entrees. We also feature an extensive boutique wine list, with over thirty wines by the glass, and Twisted Vine Bistro even grows herbs and spices in our courtyard garden!

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8700 Gladiolus Drive
Fort Myers , 33908
Phone: (239) 489-2233

Organic Sunshine Grille

An upscale, moderately priced restaurant. Friendly service, excellent food, with cozy, comfortable decor. Nightly entertainment. Happy Hour from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM daily. Sunday Brunch from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

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13251 Mcgregor Blvd Ste 105
Fort Myers , 33919
Phone: (239) 481-1717

Organic The Melting Pot

Welcome to The Melting Pot of Ft Myers. We offer a truly unique dining experience where fun is cooked up fondue style.
 
For over 25 years, our location provides a multi-level casually elegant, intimate atmosphere. The relaxing four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale, all served with an array decadent dippers. More than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving after a show.
 
The Melting Pot Restaurant in Ft. Myers features a great wine list, specialty cocktails and martinis.
 
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, anniversary, a long overdue date night, or celebrating with a group, The Melting Pot Restaurant is the best choice for any occasion. Make reservations today and see what people are talking about.

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15660 San Carlos Blvd
Fort Myers , 33908
Phone: (239) 482-5505

LaMotta's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

A family owned restaurant serving Lee County for over 35 years, LaMotta's is where you go feel like your grandmothers house for Sunday night dinner.

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4430 Pine Island Road
Matlacha , 33993
Phone: (239) 283-2525

Organic Island Seafood

Island Seafood carries all local and fresh seafood - shrimp, stone crab claws, grouper, snapper, smoked spreads, dairy and gluten free chowder and much more

Come by for lunch and enjoy a baked Jumbo Lump Crab Cake or a Crispy Grouper Sandwich. We have monthly cooking classes and private cooking classes available too.

Look for the Mobile Fish and Seafood Market “The Turquoise Truck” at the Island Store in Captiva, the Surfside Sunset Farmers Market in Cape Coral and the Sanibel Farmers Market.

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414 Crescent Street
Fort Myers Beach , 33931
Phone: 1-239-463-3838

Organic Lodging Available Matanzas On the Bay

Welcome to Matanzas on the Bay. We have a Great Fort Myers Beach waterfront location in the Heart of the FMB Downtown district.   Free boat dockage. The Local's food and drink favorite in an Old Florida Fishhouse atmosphere. Matanzas Inn Resort  offers Bayside accomodations, a deepwater marina and a great restaurant. See you soon!

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15250 South Tamiami Trail
Fort Myers , 33908
Phone: (239) 849-0622

Organic Blue Windows French Bistro

Authentic French bistro featuring classic cuisine in an intimate white tablecloth fine dining setting.  Where you will meet a Parisian chef and a Southern charmer and enjoy a slice of Paris, without the jetlag.

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1100 Par View Drive
Sanibel Island , 33957
Phone: (239) 472-9222

Blue Coyote Supper Club Sanibel

WELCOME TO THE BLUE COYOTE SUPPER CLUB ON SANIBEL ISLAND

Located at the Sanibel Island Golf Club, we are open to the public. We offer 9th Tee "Quick Turn" lunches for the golfers, cozy corners for the ladies and privacy for the brokers. Whether it be lunch, midday or supper time, the Blue Coyote is a place to gather where you'll feel comfortable and exceedingly well cared for, surrounded by the beauty of extraordinary art, the pleasure of great food with superb wine and of course...wonderful company! Slightly less Island...slightly more sophistication!

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26831 South Bay Drive, # 100
Bonita Springs , 34134
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Organic Roy's Restaurant

Our local menus are specially prepared by our local chefs, infusing their own creativity and inspiration, while keeping Roy's vision and tradition thriving. These menus change frequently so that we can bring you an ever-changing mix of seasonal favorites and brand new creations.

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2360 West 1st Street
Fort Myers , 33901
Phone: (239) 415-8973

Organic Pinchers Crab Shack

Located on the Historic Caloosahatchee River and offering the best Riverfront dining experience and sunset views, Pinchers at the Marina at Edison Ford is the place for the freshest seafood. Caught from local waters by local fishermen, Pinchers brings the best catch from the water to the table. With 2 for 1 Happy Hour all day every day and Kids eat Free, Pinchers is Florida Seafood, Florida Style. 

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8017 Plaza Del Lago Drive
Bonita Springs , 33928
Phone: (239) 947-9318

Organic Ted's Montana Grill

Inspired by the pioneer spirit of the American West, Ted’s proves that honest food served with genuine hospitality is timeless. You will enjoy modern classic comfort food featuring the best cuts and best selection of bison in Coconut Point, including signature steaks and award-winning gourmet burgers. Our chef-inspired menu also offers a variety of freshly prepared items like crab cakes, cedar plank salmon, daily soups, fresh vegetables and unique desserts. 

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3940 Metro Parkway, Suites 111/112
Fort Myers , 33916
Phone: (239) 936-4900

Organic Cafe Brazil

Originally from Minas Gerais State, Cafe Brazil Fort Myers owner Carlos Lopes, curates a menu of authentic cuisine that speaks to the diverse tastes of his native country with its Picanha Steak and Seafood Stew Muqueca entrees, fluffed White Rice and house-specialty Brazilian Cousine. Renowned for its All-You-Can-Eat Buffet and a wait staff with great latin smile, the Café Brazil Fort Myers Restaurant welcomes international people and locals seeking to expand their horizons seven days a week. Flanked by a beautiful mural on walls, made by a Cape Coral Artist, an ornate bar with Quality Wine list, Great Beers, Delicious Sangrias and Made-to--Order Fruit Juices, wooden tables with White Cloth play host to meals served for Lunch or Dinner. Live entertainment on select nights feeds hungry ears with the sounds of Bossa Nova, Samba and sizzling Picanha Steaks that the place is already famous for.

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23161 Village Shops Way,
Estero , 33928
Phone: (239) 949-9466

Mereday's Brasserie

Chef Charles Mereday, chef-owner of Naples’ Mereday’s Fine Dining and Alto Live Jazz Kitchen, opened his third Southwest Florida restaurant, Mereday's Brasserie, on September 10, 2014. The restaurant is located in Estero’s Coconut Point retail center. Brasserie means "brewery" in French, and the restaurant reflects a true European brasserie, with extensive craft beer selections, wines, a full bar, and a daily a la carte menu of classic French brasserie cuisine. As in Europe, where a brasserie is a step below the fine dining category, guests of Mereday’s Brasserie enjoy a casual ambiance but with white tablecloths, fresh flowers and French art.

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