Dinner and a cruise
Chez Boët and the Sweet Liberty sailing catamaran are offering a sunset cruise dinner package starting Friday for $56 per adult and $21 per child. Take the cruise from Naples City Dock, and when you disembark walk down the street to the restaurant at 755 12th Ave. S., Naples. Information: 239-793-3525 or 239-595-7002
Caffe dell’Amore is sponsoring a Napoli wine dinner at 7 p.m. June 5 at 1400 Gulf Shore Blvd. N., Naples.
The six-course dinner will be paired with five wines presented by Marcello Palazzi for $79 per person. Reservations: 239-261-1389
Big Al’s Sports Grill introduced Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce to its menu last week. Visit the restaurant to taste the baby back ribs and barbecue chicken pizza made with the sauce. Restaurants are at 8004 Trail Blvd., Naples, 239-591-0733; 25101 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, 239-948-7444; and 13731 U.S. 41 S., Fort Myers, 239-432-9103.
Closing and moving
Jana’s Little Prague will be closing for the summer on Friday at 289 U.S. 41 S., Naples. The restaurant will be re-opening next season in a new location.
■ The Good Life of Naples is offering a cooking class on easy appetizers by Shelly Connors from 6 to 8 p.m. today and the Barefoot Contessa summer basics from 6 to 8 p.m. June 20 at 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples. Both classes are $50 each. Reservations: 239-514- 4663
■ Norman Love Confections artisan chefs are teaching how to make truffles from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 6 and breakfast pastries from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. June 20 at 11380 Lindbergh Blvd., Fort Myers. Coming up: July 11 is frozen confections and July 28 is molded chocolate. $95, per class. Reservations: 239-561-7215
■ Cooking camps for children will be given at 9 a.m. for a five-day week starting June 4 through Aug. 13 and at 1 p.m. for teens at Sur La Table, 9105 Strada Place, North Naples. The schedule also lists cooking lessons for adults for $69 each. Camp is $250 per week. Go to surlatble.com to see the schedule and call 800-243-0852 for reservations. Call 239-598-1463 for the local store.
Del’s 24 Hour Food, 2802 Thomasson Drive, East Naples, is the first store in Southwest Florida to serve the new Rush Limbaugh tea “Two If by Tea.” The convenience store has been open for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for 48 years. Information: 239-774-3853
Tableside flambé desserts
Ee-To-Leet-Ke Grill at Seminole Casino Immokalee is now making flambé desserts tableside at 506 S. First St., Immokalee. Try the classic bananas Foster, cherries jubilee or peach Melba, or be daring and go for the caramel flambé, chocolate and strawberries or flaming cheesecake. All are $9 except the peach melba that is $12. Information: 239-658-1313
Angelina’s Ristorante will be open from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays starting Tuesday through Sept. 30 at 24041 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs. The lounge with a new piano bar will feature pianist Kary Regragui from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays. Reservations: 239-390-3187
Peanut butter and jelly
Sweetbay Supermarkets in Lee and Collier counties are collecting jars of peanut butter and jelly for the Harry Chapin Food Bank starting Friday through June 10. The company will match what is donated to make sure children will be eating over the summer. Naples stores are at the following: 7550 Mission Hills Drive, 4015 Santa Barbara Blvd., 4995 Golden Gate Parkway, 2410 Immokalee Road and 5926 Premier Way. Lee County stores are at the following: 10580 Colonial Blvd., Fort Myers; 8650 Gladiolus Drive, Fort Myers; 18751 Three Oaks Parkway, Fort Myers; 10026 Coconut Road, Estero; and 8951 Bonita Beach Road, Bonita Springs.
Celebrating the Diamond Jubilee
Queen Elizabeth II is celebrating her Diamond Jubilee June 2-5 with a variety of events in Great Britain. If you can’t get to London, you can celebrate locally by shopping for British food at Publix, World Market, 2415 Tarpon Bay Blvd., Naples, 239-566-1239; and the British Market, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road, North Naples, 239-596-2748 or going to restaurants with an English air. Companies that sell British food locally are Colman’s, Taveners, Cadbury, Batchelors, McVitie’s, Nestle, Burtons, Harte’s, Heinz, Birds, HP and PG.
Here is a list of some of the restaurants: The Pub, 9118 Strada Place, North Naples, 239-594-2748; The English Pub, 5047 U.S. 41 E., Naples, 239-775-3727; and British Open Pub, 24630 U.S. 41 S., Bonita Springs, 239-949- 0302.
Indoor green market
North Naples Green Market will be held indoors from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday through Sept. 29 at 1955 Curling Ave., Naples. Vendors will offer 10 percent off through June.
A smart snack
If you are looking for a good snack for your kids or yourself, try Welch’s Fruit Snacks in mixed fruit, berries ’n cherries, tangy fruits and island fruits. They are made with real fruit juices, fat- and gluten-free and do not contain preservatives. They are now available in single-serve pouches that fit easily into lunch boxes.
You also can have high tea or choose shepherd’s pie or a ploughman’s platter at Bramble’s Tea Room, 350 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 239-262-7894. Another place to have tea in style is the Ritz-Carlton, North Naples, 280 Vanderbilt Beach Road, 239-598-3300. The Ritz-Carlton serves tea in the lobby looking out to the Gulf on Saturdays and Sundays, and the last tea served this season will be this weekend — just in time for the celebration. Tea service starts at $26.
If you don’t know what to wear, just visit Burberry, a favorite of the royal family. The store is at Waterside Shops, 5475 U.S. 41 N., Naples, 239-254-9164.
For your information
Did you know that if you put too much salt in a pot of soup, putting a peeled potato into the pot will absorb the excess salt?
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