Mesa 21 Wine & Dine Event


Mesa 21 Wine & Dine Event Great Food, Superb Wines, Amazing Company and Atmosphere, all enjoyed with a soft cool breeze drifting across the lake. Where were we? Some Villa on Lake Como? No, a lot nearer home. We were attending the Wine & Dine event out on the patio at Mesa 21 right alongside Lake Ivanhoe, superbly organized by …

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Simple Sausages.

Chicken Sausages

Simple Sausages. Sometimes the simplest appetizers are the best. Case in point, the Maple Glazed Chicken Sausages from the weekend brunch menu at Boca Winter Park. A perfect find, who knew we liked Chicken Sausage eh? This trio of deliciousness (is that a word?) starts the weekend off just right. What its only Tuesday? Darn!  

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Prato – 124 N. Park Avenue Winter Park .


Prato –  124 N. Park Avenue Winter Park. Taking a brief respite from the Winter Park Arts Festival on Saturday we thought we would refresh our memories about Meatballs & Pizza at Prato, one of our favorite weekend lunch options but sadly one we seem to have overlooked recently. Prato Meatballs – with Roasted Tomato, Cipollini Agrodolce & Mascarpone polenta. …

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LOBSTER – LOBSTER – LOBSTER Never to early to start making those weekend plans, so this week and back by popular demand Lombardi’s Seafood Café will be serving: Steamed Maine Lobster with Garlic Parsley Potatoes and drawn butter washed down with a beer for only $16.98. This Lobster Special will be served this Friday and Saturday Night from 5pm- 8pm. …

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Boca Sarasota – Stir Fry Rice & Duck Egg Staff Meal of The Day.

Duck Egg

Boca Sarasota – Stir Fry Rice & Duck Egg  Staff Meal of The Day. We have been fans and regular customers of Boca in Winter Park ever since it opened a couple of years ago, and in particular their amazing special staff meal offers. So, when we found ourselves in Sarasota a couple of weeks ago, we dropped by Boca Sarasota …

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George’s French Dip.

Beef Dip

George’s French Dip. We have already tried most of George’s specialty sandwiches. Heck, we have tried most of his amazing menu, but for some reason overlooked the French Dip. So, on a recent visit when George recommended we try the French Dip, our reply was simply please add it to our order! If George makes it you know it’s gonna …

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Teak Neighborhood Grill – 901 S Orlando Ave. Maitland.

Teak Burger

Teak Neighborhood Grill – 901 S Orlando Ave. Maitland. Great to see the second location of Teak Neighborhood Grill now open in Maitland. Teak have made great use of the space and created a light and airy restaurant with a couple of serious looking bars and of course a covered patio for the cooler days. Big TV screens throughout the …

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Wine and Dine with Veronica Cousino at Mesa 21


Wine and Dine with Veronica Cousino at Mesa 21 Save the date, because on October 18 th 2017, Mesa 21 and Veronica Cousino, will be hosting an amazing Dinner and Wine evening!!  Veronica Cousino is the 7th generation owner of the top winery in Chile today and is partnering with Mesa 21, a Diners Choice Award winner 2017 and the …

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The Parkview Artisan Meat & Cheese Platter 136 South Park Avenue Winter Park


The Parkview Artisan Meat & Cheese Platter 136 South Park Avenue Winter Park. Some dishes just deserve a mention on their own, and although this platter appears simple, the construction of complementing ingredients and the sourcing of quality meats and cheeses demonstrates the finesse of the Parkview Executive Chef Brad Holmes. Brad conducted a virtual culinary trip around the United …

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The Parkview 136 South Park Avenue Winter Park.

Paupiette 1

The Parkview 136 South Park Avenue Winter Park Visiting as many restaurants as we do, it would be easy to become “Jaded” in respect of similar food offers and operating practices. But we are in fact inspired every day by discovering passionate and innovative owner operators who really care about their customer base and the food and beverages they offer …

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