Monday, February 26, 2007

What's for dinner tonight?

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Since this is Lent, what better time to discuss dining out ;-). I've touched on the subject of restaurants here, there and yonder.

" Naples restaurants, as varied, as they are plentiful, offer everything from cutting edge taste sensation, to hearty traditional favorites, and the Naples area has attracted some of the world's top culinary talents. You can sample the tastes of the Caribbean or Italy one evening, tastes of Japan or France the next, and in between, some spicy Cuban or Brazilian cuisine." Florida Travel Guide.

That's all fine and dandy, but if you want some authentic Southwest Florida grub, go for the local favorites like grouper (fish) and chips, Florida stone crab claws, shrimp and scallops.

For those more daring, there is always (alli)gator tail. Bon appétit!

12 comments:

angela said...

That all looks so tropical. I'll stick with the cooked Florida sea food/fish menu. I like Sushi for its taste but am always terrified it won't be fresh and I'll pick up food poisoning.
They might want to rethink that blue sign, though. It's a touch strident.
Angela

Olivier said...

Hummm ton menu donne envie, même la queue d'alligator....tu me mets l'eau à la bouche


Hummm your menu gives desire, even the tail of alligator….you put water with the mouth to me

isabella said...

Angela - searching for a good/fresh sushi place is like searching for a good doctor - you need a recommendation from someone you trust!

Olivier - the alligator feels the same way about your tail ;-)))

Mimmu said...

I just say hello to you and go to make something to eat for my husband :) Tomorrow I have again much more around a table :)
Have a nice day!

Chuckeroon said...

Oh, I long for the sun! Thanks.

ruth said...

I heard on NPR recently that not all grouper is grouper. A huge percentage of what's passed off as grouper . . ain't! So if it seems too cheap, it likely isn't grouper!

Now I want some crablegs . . .

freelancer said...

blusushi, mind out the russian spies ...

Frank said...

I will pass on the Gator Tail. I do not want to eat anything that would like to eat me for dinner. As you can tell, I do all my "hunting" in the supermarket.

isabella said...

Ruth - you are right. Instead of our grouper, you could be eating imported farm-raised fish from Southeast Asia! However, any Floridian can taste the difference. Real grouper tastes like chicken — it almost won't taste fishy. Cheaper whitefish from Asia will have very little taste at all.
Bottom line: if you crave some grouper, bring a native along to the restaurant ;-)

Kate said...

The greenery is lush and the restaurant looks good!!

slinger said...

Happy #102!! Okay, I missed out on #100.

Any snow in the forecast?

Jilly said...

Ummmmmm - I love sushi. Used to go every Saturday when I lived in Tasmania. I buy it in the supermarket in Monaco sometimes - just to give me a sushi-fix but of course it's not the same thing.

Jilly xxx