FYI-Food: April 4, 2012

New owner

EJ’s Bayfront Cafe has replaced Chrissy’s at Bay­front at 469 Bayfront Place, Naples. EJ’s is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. everyday for breakfast and lunch with breakfast being served all day. The restaurant is owned and operated by Eric J. Beck­er a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in St. Louis.

Wine tasting today

Join Sukie Honeycutt at a wine tasting of wines from Evening Land Vineyards from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. today at Tony’s Off Third Wine & Pastry Shop, 1300 Third St. S., Naples. The cost is $20 and includes a $10 coupon to be used toward the purchase of any of the featured wines. Reservations: 239-262-7999

Wine tasting

Alexander’s Restaurant and Decanted have joined together for a wine tasting at 5:30 p.m. April 11 at 4077 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Taste South American wines and enjoy hors d’oeuvres for $10. The $10 may be used toward dinner or a purchase of wine that evening. Call 239-262-4999 for reservation.

Pre-sunset menus

■ Barbatella will be fea­turing a pre-sunset menu of three-course for $21.95 per person from 5 to 6 p.m. daily at 1290 Third St. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-263-1955

■ Sea Salt is offering a three-course pre-sunset menu from 5 to 6 p.m. daily for $24.95 at 1186 Third St. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-434-7258

Spring menu

The Capital Grille has in­troduced its spring plates for lunch that include a porcini bisque, clam chowder or as­paragus soup to start, a mini tenderloin, lobster roll or shrimp and piquillo peppers served with a seasonal veg­etable, truffle fries or grilled spring vegetables for $18 per person. The restaurant is at 9005 Mercato Drive, North Naples. Reservations: 239-254- 0640

Cucina Italiana

The Naples Italian-Amer­ican Foundation, 7035 Air­port- Pulling Road N., North Naples, offers the Cucina Italian (Italian Kitchen) at 6 p.m. today, April 11 and April 18 for $18 for members and $22 for others. Reserva­tions: 239-597-5210

Dinner and a show

Artichoke and Company is sponsoring a dinner and a show at 6:30 p.m. April 11 at the Inn at Pelican Bay, 800 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples. The dinner includes appetizers, a first course of a fish trio, a second course of homemade mozza­rella with a roasted tomato, a prime New York strip steak entree and dessert of berries and Champagne cream for $58 per person plus tax and gratuity. The Malibu Duo will perform. Reservations: 239-263- 6979

Tasting hour

Decanted Wine & Beer has added new tasting hours. Taste three wines from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Wednes­days through Fridays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­days for $5 at 1410 Pine Ridge Road, Naples. The fee will be credited toward a credit on a purchase that day. In­formation: 800-980-5766

Cooking lesson

The Good Life of Naples Inc. is having a cooking les­son on French country soup and salad from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 14 with Shelly Connors at 2355 Van­derbilt Beach Road, North Naples. Learn how to make a leek-and-potato soup and a roasted candy cane beet. Reservations: 239-514-4663

Deadline for FYI is 10 a.m. Thursday. Email to smesulam@naplesnews.com or mail to Sheila Mesulam, Naples Daily News, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL 34110. All briefs are printed on a space-available basis. Connect with Sheila Mesulam at www.naplesnews.com/staff/sheila_mesulam

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