Scenes on the Bay joins Bayfront eatery lineup

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Bayfront gets a new restaurant. "Scenes on the Bay" takes over a seemingly cursed spot next to Roy's. Good luck.

Here's their ten-thousand word press release that extols the "popularity of visual entertainment with the dining experience." Where I come from, we call that eating in front of the TV. But anyway. I'm sure it will be good, cutesy and expensive.

Here's the release:

Scenes on the Bay, a new waterfront restaurant featuring sophisticated international cuisine overlooking picturesque Naples Bay, is now open according to co-owner Chris Cioffi.
The new eatery offers a unique atmosphere that combines exceptional food with "scenic" entertainment thanks to the dozen plasma television screens strategically located throughout the restaurant.
"Scenes on the Bay is a brand new concept that taps the popularity of visual entertainment with the dining experience," explains co-owner and well known Naples businessman Kevin Stoneburner.
"Guests may dine on an international cuisine featuring bold flavors and wonderful tastes while viewing some of the most memorable scenes in film-making history, current sporting events and competitions," he adds.
"Film and sports are sources of popular entertainment and powerful methods for educating and entertaining people," Cioffi says. "We believe fusing film, sports and food in a comfortable, casual waterfront setting will attract residents and tourists," he adds.
While the menu suits any appetite, mood, or setting, the carte du jour is divided into scenes to allow for a four or five-course meal, if desired. Scenes' "fresh is best" philosophy reigns supreme as seasonal and organic ingredients are supplied, whenever possible.
Scenes' signature dishes include fresh Tuna Tartare served with a cucumber wasabi 'cusabi' sauce plus a blend of four different sesame seeds, a distinctively classical Surf and Turf featuring mouthwatering wonton-wrapped tiki shrimp along with a chutney dipping sauce, and a baked Mediterranean Salmon accompanied by a white truffle potato pancake, asparagus and beurre rouge sauce.
A specialty on the global menu is the fashionable wok station where guests create their own Asian-inspired dish by selecting one of five proteins (Thai sirloin beef, chicken, pork, gulf shrimp, or tofu), rice or noodles, a blend of fresh vegetables and choice of five sauces (pineapple sweet & sour, teriyaki, Kung Pao, Pacific Rim curry or Thai peanut).
Whereas guests seeking Italian cuisine may savor one of eight distinct baked flatbreads that are a modern spin to the average pizza with designer toppings ranging from the Classico (tomato, mozzarella and basil) to Fruitti di mare featuring tomatoes, mozzarella, scallops, prawns and calamari.
The notable dining experience is not complete without taking pleasure in one of the grand finales: a southern delicacy of warm berry cobbler or a decadent chocolate Chambord mousse martini.
Recognizing wine to be an integral part of the entire dining experience, the wine list includes selections from more than 60 grape varietals carefully categorized to include hard-to-find Albarinos, Gruner-Veltliners, Malbecs and Grenaches. A far-reaching collection of beers including IPAs (Indian Pale Ale), Porters, Stouts and Ambers as well as specialty margaritas and mojitos complement the beverage menu.
Movie posters adorn the rich blue and textured green walls at Scenes on the Bay, while the interior is bathed in soft amber with huge roll-up windows that sparkle and expand the view of Naples Bay. Etched Travertine marble on pillars, granite countertops, Egyptian glass tiles and rough hewn ceiling beams are used extensively to bring the outside inside creating an ideal ambiance for enjoying intercontinental culinary delicacies.
Plans are underway to launch Tuesday Movie Night featuring free movies and Wind Down Wednesdays where all wines served by the glass are half-priced from 5 pm until 10 pm.
Scenes on the Bay, located in Bayfront at 489 Bayfront Place, serves a full lunch menu Tuesday through Sunday, 11 am until 2:30 pm, offers a limited menu until 5 pm, and serves dinner daily 5 pm until 10 pm. Free delivery – ideal for local businesses and residents -- is available with a minimum $100 order by simply calling the restaurant.
Scenes on the Bay offers complimentary valet parking, a daily 3 pm until 7 pm 1-2-3 Happy Hour ($1 off all beers, $2 off all liquor drinks and $3 off all wines) and Scenes Late Night -- a late night open kitchen Wednesday through Saturday from 10 pm until midnight with two-for-one pricing on selected appetizers and special reduced priced beers, cocktails and wines. All food items are available for take-out.
For more information or reservations, call (239) 530-2225 or visit www.scenesonthebay.com

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