FYI-Food: March 21, 2012

Girls night out

The Blue Martini Lounge is sponsoring a launch party of “Girls Night Out” with special pricing at 8 p.m. today. Groups of five or more women will receive a com­plimentary bottle of Rosa Regala Sparkling Wine. A band will play from 7:30 to 11 p.m. and a disc jock­ey will play music from 11 p.m. to close. The lounge will have “Girls Night Out” every Wednesday at 9114 Strada Place, Naples. In­formation; 239-591-2583

Chili cook-off

Gulf Coast Town Cen­ter is having a Public Safety Chili Cook-Off from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Market Square, 9903 Gulf Coast Main St., Fort Myers. Taste the chili for $1 per sample and vote for the People’s Choice win­ner. Information: 239-477-1222

Sunset cruises

Naples Harbour and Extreme Family Fun Spot have partnered to offer Naples Harbour sunset cruises leaving Naples Harbor at 6:30 p.m. to be in Gordon’s Pass for sunset with a return by 8:30 p.m. on Friday and March 30. Guests may order meals and beverages from Jack’s River Bar by 5:15 p.m. at Naples Harbour to enjoy during the cruise. The cost of the cruise is $28.50 including gratuity meals. Beverages are additional. Reservations: 239-774-0061

Wine tasting

Tony’s Off Third will have a wine tasting of Patz & Hall Winery with pro­prietor Donald Patz from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at 1300 Third St. S., Na­ples. $25, for two, includes a $10 coupon for a pur­chase of a featured wine that evening. Register at or call 239-262-7999.

Tea parties

■ The Community Con­gregational Church will sponsor a Victorian tea at 1:30 p.m. Saturday with musical entertainment. Wear a decorative hat and enjoy a light lunch and tea. $15. Information: 239-597-1000

■ A whimsical after­noon tea will be held at 1 p.m. April 1 at Burroughs Home, 2505 First St., Fort Myers. Fairy costumes are encourage for the fairy parade and activi­ties. $25, adults; $30, chil­dren. Deadline for tickets is Monday. 239-337-0706

■ Adults and children may attend the Alice in Wonderland tea party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. April 6 and 7 at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples. The event features a child-friendly menu with themed sandwiches, cook­ies, sweets and teas, a mini egg hunt, a showing of the movie “Alice in Wonder-l­and,” an Easter basket and a visit by the Mad Hatter, Queen of Hearts, Alice and others. Adults will receive the traditional afternoon tea of tea sand­wiches, scones, pastries and two to three teas, plus a professional photo of the guests. $45, children; $40, adults. Reservations: 239-598- 6644

Home food delivery

Dine Home Delivery, a new restaurant delivery service, is currently deliv­ering orders from Mr. Te­quila, Andre’s Steakhouse and Falafel Grill. View the menus and order online at or call 239-963-4446

Cooking lessons and demonstrations

■ The Good Life of Naples will offer the fol­lowing classes by Shelly Connors at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, Naples: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Saturday, French country soup and salad, $25; and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Greek cooking, $50. Reservations: 239-514- 4663

■ Artisan chefs of Nor­man Love Confections will give the following cooking classes from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers for $95 each: March 28, Easter Eggs; May 9, French maca­roons and May 23, molded chocolates. Registration:239-561-7215

Prix Fixe Mondays

Roy’s Restaurants are having Prix Fixe Mondays with any appetizer, entree and dessert for $36.95 ev­ery Monday at 475 Bay­front Place, Naples and 26831 South bay Drive, Bonita Springs. Reserva­tions: 239-261-1416, Naples and 239-498-7697, Bonita Springs

Beer samplings

Blue Moon Beer is sampling three potential autumn beers and asking for votes from 6 to 9 p.m. March 29 at Bokamper’s Sports Bar & Grill. The beers are Caramel Apple Spiced Ale, Blackberry Tart Ale and Dark Choco­late Bacon Porter. The res­taurant is at 8990 Fontana Del Sol Way (off Vander­bilt Beach Road), Naples. Information: 239-431-7611

Special offers

■ Pate’s House of Prime Rib is extending the hours for its “Prime Wine and Dine” to 5 to 7:30 p.m. nightly at Coastland Cen­ter mall, 2048 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Two prime rib din­ners include a salad and potato with a bottle of red or white wine for $19.95. Reservations: 239-263-1850

■ Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is offering a filet mignon and North Atlantic lobster tail dinner for $34.95 through April 7. Dinner includes a wedge salad of French onion soup and side dish of French green beans or Fleming’s mashed pota­toes. The restaurant is at 8985 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations: 239-598-2424

Organic pizza

Truly Organic Pizza has opened at the Grana­da Shoppes Center, 1016 Immokalee Road, Naples. The new pizza restaurant makes its 18-inch hand­crafted pizza with USDA Certified Organic prod­ucts. Go to to learn more. Information and de­livery: 239-598-8888

New menu

Seasons 52 has intro­duced a new spring menu that includes artichoke­ and goat cheese flat­bread, artichoke-stuffed artichoke leaves, tomato­ and Haas avocado salad, trout, lamb T-bone chops and tiger shrimp penne. There are two new cock­tails and an updated wine list. Visit at 8930 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Reservations: 239-594- 8852

Early dining

Chez Boët French Home Cooking is offering early­ dining entrees, varying daily, from 5 to 6 p.m. Sun­days through Thursdays, for $16.95. The restaurant is at 755 12th Ave. S., Na­ples. Reservations: 239-643- 6177

Open for breakfast

Chrissy B’s is now open for breakfast start­ing at 8 a.m. at Outback Plaza, 4910 U.S. 41 N., Naples. Sunday breakfast is served from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The restaurant also has a two-for-$29.95 din­ner special that includes a glass of house wine. In­formation: 239-234- 5122 or

March madness

Watch March Madness at T.G.I.Fridays at 210 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-263-1771; Coconut Point, 7991 Plaza del Lago Drive, Estero, 239-495-1208 or 13499 S. Cleveland Ave. (U.S. 41 ), Fort Myers, 239-489-2401, and buy any Coca-Cola product through April 2 for a chance to win a trip to the 2013 NCAA Men’s Final Four in Atlanta.

Menu is now priced

Jana’s Little Prague, 289 U.S. 41, Naples, has elimi­nated the name-your own price for food and has added prices to its menu. The restaurant serves din­ner from 4 to 9 p.m. daily and starting April 1 will be closed on Mondays.

Herbs and more

Cathy’s Herbs & Botani­cals has opened at 281 U.S. 41, Naples (next to Silvo’s Shoe Repair). The store sells gourmet specialties and is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 1 to 5 p.m. Sat­urdays.

Deadline for FYI is 10 a.m. Thursday. Email to 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 Me­

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