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Maine Lobster - Ft. Myers

Thank you for the post. I have company from out of the country and have been too busy to get back in to check the post. Since they never had lobster and wanted to try it, we took them to Red Lobster. It was a special dinner for them, and we had planned on returning. - Now, we will instead try the Clam Bake. I will post back our experience!

Jan 21, 2009
brandessa in Florida

Sarasota to Naples, Anniversary Celebration

Lan Pahm,

Are favorite and first choice in restaursants for the last 25 years has always been French. Until your post, we were unaware of Maison Blanche. Checking Map Quest shows the drive somewhat shorter than Beach Bistro. I have forwarded the restaurant link to my husband to check out since I was unable to print the menu. After checking it out further, If we decide to dine there, is there a recommended table or area you recommend? Thank you

Jan 13, 2009
brandessa in Florida

Maine Lobster - Ft. Myers

Is there anywhere in the Fort Myers area that servies Maine Lobster aside from Red Lobster?

Jan 13, 2009
brandessa in Florida

Sarasota to Naples, Anniversary Celebration

Actually, before posting on the board, the first place my husband and I thought of was the "Beach Bistro." Then we sat down to calculate the drive time. From our home it is at least two hours each way. Getting there is great, but the two hour drive home when you are stuffed is really long. We were last there a few years ago when staying in Sarasota. The price for dinner is up there, but the food is excellent and it is a memorable place.

We cannot stay in Sarasota or Naples for the night because we have a dog.

I have never had dinner at Ophelia's - I'll check out their website.

Jan 12, 2009
brandessa in Florida

Sarasota to Naples, Anniversary Celebration

We live in Punta Gorda and will be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary in a few weeks. For this special occasion, we are looking for a romantic restaurant with fine dining. We are willing to travel as far north as Sarasota, and south to Naples. Where would you go?

Jan 11, 2009
brandessa in Florida

French Bistro/Restaurant Sarasota

I have been to both Cafe Europe and Beach Bistro, but have not tried the others on your list. Beach Bistro is by far a favorite of mine, and a nice drive.

Apr 15, 2008
brandessa in Florida

French Bistro/Restaurant Sarasota

I live in Punta Gorda and I am looking for a good french restaurant or bistro in Sarasota. Any suggestions?

Apr 03, 2008
brandessa in Florida

French Restaurant, Ft. Myers

Thank you for replying.

We have treated ourselves to driving to Naples and having dinner at the Bleu Provence twice (just moved to the area). Naples is a little more than an hour's drive for us, and that is no problem. Currently, that is the closest good french restaurant for us. We have also tried Cru in the Bell Tower; it is a good restaurant, but not quite the "Real McCoy" french-wise

We will definately check out Cote D'Azur and Escargot - hopefully this weekend!

Mar 13, 2008
brandessa in Florida

French Restaurant, Ft. Myers

Looking for a restaurant that has items such as foie gras, escargot, and duck duck on the menu. Don't care what type (provencal, bistro, etc) it is. The only one I am aware of and have tried is the French Roast Cafe

Mar 12, 2008
brandessa in Florida

French Restaurant, Ft. Myers

Can anyone recommend a good french restaurant in Ft. Myers?

Mar 11, 2008
brandessa in Florida

Beef Short Ribs BBQ?

After reading your recipe suggestions, the crock pot idea is out! As a matter of fact, I have not used it for cooking since 1986 - think it's time to toss it and move on?

Chazzerking, you brough me back to reality when you said cooking in a crock pot is not barbecuing - you're right! Sometimes what you THINK it's going to taste like is a real disappointment to what you get when you use the wrong cooking method.

Thanks for your posts

Mar 01, 2008
brandessa in Home Cooking

Beef Short Ribs BBQ?

Bought some beef short ribs yesterday to make soup. The cashier asked if I was going to BBQ them in a slow cooker. Something I never thought of or tried. I am assuming I would put only the ribs in the crock pot with my favorite BBQ sauce. I do not want the vegetables or potatoes mixed in the crock pot.

Has anyone tried this or do you have a suggestion for making them?

Feb 29, 2008
brandessa in Home Cooking

Vienna Beef Salami

I have been looking for vienna beef salami since I moved to Florida. Does anyone know of a restaurant or deli that carries it? Willing to travel from Sarasota to Naples

Feb 24, 2008
brandessa in Florida