Appetizers & Wine with Chef Brandon McGlamery
Join us in the Courtyard of the Twisted Vine Bistro for a sampling of canapés prepared by Florida Native, Chef Brandon McGlamery. Recently recognized as a James Beard Award Semifinalist for the South, his seasonally driven menus focus on locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. As the Executive Chef and Partner of the exclusive Luma on Park and Prato in Winter Park, Chef McGlamery regularly ventures to Lee County for produce and seafood to feature on his menus.
Chef McGlamery will be featuring a variety of dishes paired with wine.
Some items include:
Pine Island Shrimp & Rabbit Run Farm Green Tomato Marmalade
Bokeelia Clam & Rabbit Run Farm Pink Eye Pea Chowder
Roast Cauliflower Tart w/ RRF Pickled Vegetables
Local Fish “Cottura Media” & Shaved Rabbit Run Farm Kohlrabi Salad
Date: October 10th 5:00 - 7:00 pm
HUNGRY FOR MORE?
Enjoy a combined experience at the Twisted Vine Bistro! Receive $10 off when you purchase the Kickoff Dinner at the same time!
*Portions of the proceeds will go to the Roots Heritage Urban Farm.
Wicked Dolphin Florida Rum Distillery Tour
Further your experience during the culinary celebration of Restaurant Week by visiting the Wicked Dolphin Florida Rum Distillery. We are an artisan distillery that creates award winning handcrafted Florida Rum based in Cape Coral, Florida. We source our ingredients from local Florida farmers, which coins our process by the phrase “farm to bottle." With most all Rum coming from the Caribbean, we feel we are doing something special making an award winning Florida Rum! During the tour, you will get to see exactly how we make our Florida Rum, get an up close look at our copper pot still, fermentation tanks, bottling line & barrel room. If you are of age, you will finish up your tour with a grand finale tasting. We will also give Restaurant Week visitors a 15% discount on merchandise at our retail store on premise.
Awards received: 2013 Gold Medal at Miami Rum Renaissance, 2013 “Best in Class” at the ADI Craft Distillers Conference.
For more information on Wicked Rum, go to wickeddolphin.com
Choose from the following dates:
October 19th 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Price: Free Admission
Rabbit Run Farm Tour & Culinary Class with Chef Kristina San Filippo
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 inside the farm cottage where Chef Kristina San Filippo will demonstrate a selection of recipes using Rabbit Run Farm produce. Guest will then enjoy a salad and vegetarian entree for lunch featuring the recipes presented in the culinary class.
Featured Chef: Kristina San Filippo
Date: October 18th 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Price: $45 per person
Demo & Dine at Florida Gulf Coast University’s Sugden Hall Wine Room
Several area chefs will demonstrate using local ingredients in their own restaurant to create beautiful, vibrant dishes highlighting the Lee County's pristine seafood and diverse produce.
Each chef’s demo plate will be prepared for guests to enjoy paired with complimenting wines. Book your spot at this unique event venue for a dining experience with some of the area’s most celebrated chefs.
Jeff Acol, Owner & Executive Chef - A Table Apart
James Fraser, FGCU Resort & Hospitality Management Visiting Instructor
Noel Willhite, Sous Chef at Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa
Melissa Talmage, Executive Chef & Owner - Sweet Melissa's Cafe
Date: October 20, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Price: $75 per person
25% off a night's stay at The Tarpon Lodge
Make a reservation at the Tarpon Lodge for a Restaurant Week meal (offering lunch or dinner) and receive 25% off your same day one night's stay.
Reservations may be made via phone, at 239-283-3999
*Your Restaurant Week meal & overnight reservations must be made at the same time to receive this special offer.
20% off your stay at the Captiva Island Inn
Make a Restaurant Week reservation at the award winning Keylime Bistro and receieve 20% off your stay at the historic Captiva Island Inn. To book at the Captiva Island Inn, call (239) 395-0882.
For more information on the Captiva Island Inn, go to http://www.captivaislandinn.com/
*Must make reservation at the time of booking. Discount valid from October 11-20th and based upon availability.
Date: October 11-20th
Free Gift from the Island Inn
Book an accommodation and a reservation with the restaurant and receive a welcome tote bag that includes up to two free tickets to the Bailey-Matthews Shell Museum and up to two specialty laminated seashell identification cards from iLoveShelling.com. Value of $18 per tote bag.
Must book directly with the Island Inn (www.islandinnsanibel.com) or by calling the Island Inn directly at (800) 851-5088 or (239) 472-1561.
*Must state that you are redeeming the Restaurant Week Promotion at time of booking.
Date: October 11-20th.
Complimentary Bikes for Two
Reserve your beachfront suite at Casa Ybel with a dining reservation at the Thistle Lodge Beachfront Restaurant and receive complimentary bike rental for two complete with ice cold bottled waters and island trail map.
Reservations available online, or by calling 800-276-4753 (must mention Restaurant Week at time of reservation).
Date: October 11-20th
10% off at Matanzas Inn Resort
Make a Restaurant Week reservation at Matanzas on the Bay and receive 10% off your stay at the Matanzas Inn Resort. Call us at 239-463-3838 to make a reservation for restaurant week and also book your room!
Date: October 11 - 20th