Naples Original cocktail winner
Coquito Mojito won the Naples Original official cocktail of Naples. The cocktail is made with rum, lime juice, coconut cream and a splash of club soda. Visit any of the Naples Original restaurants to enjoy the official cocktail.
Philippe and Lisa Boët have renamed their neighborhood bistro Chez Boët French Home Cooking. The new name better reflects their passion for country French cuisine than Bamboo Cafe French Home Cooking. The restaurant is at 755 12th Ave. S., Naples. Reservations: 239-643-6177.
Jazz and dinner
Visit Sanibel's newest restaurant Il Cielo for a seven-course dinner and jazz by pianist Jon Weber at 6 p.m. today or Thursday at 1244 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel Island. The cost is $95 per person. If you can't make it this week the restaurant is open daily from 5 to 10 p.m. Reservations: 239-472-5555
Learn how to prepare rabbit coq au vin with chef Annie Prizzi at 6:30 p.m. today at Wynn's Market, 141 U.S. 41, Naples. $15, includes wine, recipes and tastings. Reservations: 239-261-7157
Chinese New Year
AZN is featuring a Chinese New Year Dragon Special with a dragon roll and two red dragon cocktails for $30 per couple 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. today, Thursday and Sunday and 11:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Mercato, 9118 Strada Place, North Naples. Information; 239-593-8818
Taste Muse Gelato from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday for 29 cents an ounce at Whole Foods Market, 9101 Strada Place, North Naples. The store is also hosting a block party from noon to 1;30 p.m. with a tasting of unique recipes in each department with a ballot to be entered to win a $25 Whole Foods Market gift card.
Goodland's all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast will be held from 8 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at Goodland Community Center, 417 E. Mango Ave., Goodland. $5, adults; $3, children.
The Sisterhood and Men's Club of the Jewish Congregation of Marco Island is sponsoring a wine dinner at 5:30 p.m. Sunday at 991 Winterberry Drive, Marco Island. The five-course dinner and wine pairing will have an Italian them with wine expert Ronald Kapon. Kapon was honored by the James Beard Foundation and established the Ron Kapon Wine Library at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey. $35. Reservations: 239-642-0800
Skillets is featuring a breakfast special of a bacon, onion and cheese frittata and Shepherd's pie for lunch through Tuesday at 4170 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-262-3788; 5461 Airport-Pulling Road N., North Naples, 239-566-1999; and 9174 Bonita Springs Road, Bonita Springs, 239-992-9333
Simply Cupcakes of Naples has brought back its senior discount on its delicious cupcakes for everyone over 62. It doesn't matter if you buy one or several dozen, you will get the discount. Visit from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays at 300 U.S. 41 N. (the same shopping plaza as Grouper and Chips), Naples.
Hold your private luncheon at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 8985 U.S. 41 N., North Naples by Feb. 13 and the use of the restaurant's a/v equipment is complimentary. Prices start at $29 per person for a three-course luncheon. Information: 239-598-2424
Win a romantic dinner for 2
New subscribers to Bayside Seafood Grill & Bar newsletter have a chance to win a dinner for two by entering your email address on the registration page and click continue. You will be directed to a special sign-up page to select the "Bayside Valentine's Day 2012 Dinner for Two" list only. Sign up by going to baysideseafoodgrillandbar.com by Tuesday. The restaurant is at Venetian Village, 4270 Gulfshore Blvd. N., Naples. Information: 239-649-5552
Peanut butter and jelly challenge
The Great Peanut Butter and Jelly Challenge will be held at 4 p.m. Monday at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. Attendees of the Buyer Interactive Trade Alliance & Conference will team up to produce the most sandwiches in 30 minutes to be given to St. Matthew's House to be distributed to the needy. The Hotel Interactive Charities has set a goal of 1,300 sandwiches. Information: 239-298-5026
■ The Capital Grille is offering Alaskan ivory king salmon for a limited time at 9005 Mercato Drive, North Naples. The rare seafood has a unique color, light texture and butter flavor. Also new is the seasonal special of root vegetables and Wagyu pot roast. Reservations: 239-254-0640
■ Stonewood Grill & Tavern, 7935 Airport-Pulling Road, North Naples, has re-energized its menu and given some familiar dishes a modern twist and added some new entrees such as calamari and yellowfin tuna and some delectable desserts for a sweet ending to your meal. Drinks have also been expanded and include fresh pressed juices in classic inspired cocktails and more wine offerings. Information: 239-593-0001
Brio Tuscan Grill at the Waterside Shops is offering $5 martinis on Wednesdays in the bar area. Try the Flirtini, Leontini, Razzbertini, Sparkling Raspberry Drop, Paradiso, Pomegranatini, Dirty Vodka, Dry Gin and Manhattan Up to name a few.
Add the Tuscan Tasters for $2.95 from the bar menu that is offered weekdays. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays at 5505 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Information: 239-593-5319
Hot dogs and a draft
Visit the poker room on Mondays at the Seminole Casino, 506 S. First St., Immokalee, to get a hot dog and a draft beer for $1. Information: 239-658-1313
Charlie Chiang's has a special menu for children 12 and under that includes an entree and a side for $7.50. The restaurant is at 12200 U.S. 41 N., North Naples. Reservations: 239-593-6688
The Good Life of Naples is having the following cooking lessons by Shelly Connors at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples: 11:30 a.m.-12;30 p.m. Feb. 4, Greek soup and salad, $25; 5 to 7 p.m. Feb. 18, Italian boot camp for beginners, $50. Bobbie Thompson will do complimentary demonstrations of Down Under Ginger Delight from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Saturday and Valentine's Day sugar cookies from 12:30 to 1 p.m. Feb. 11. Information: 239-514-4663
Pinchers Crab Shack has promoted Leslie Mink to general manager at its restaurant at the Holiday Inn on Fort Myers Beach.
For your information
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