Author Archives: Fred Bollaci

About Fred Bollaci

I'm CEO and President of Fred Bollaci Enterprises. I lost more than 100 pounds while living "La Dolce Vita" and I'm now known as "The Healthy Gourmet." Sample the good life with me through fitness, fine food, and good wine. Meet chefs who cater to a healthy gourmet lifestyle through my Golden Palate blog.

Recipe: Kona Seared Salmon with Pistachio-Dill Pesto by Mystic Fish (Palm Harbor, FL)

Recipe and photo courtesy of Mystic Fish.   Kona-Seared Salmon with Pistachio-Dill Pesto   All Phases Serves four   Ingredients: Salmon 4 6-ounce salmon fillets 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, to coat pan   Kona spice rub ½ teaspoon granulated garlic … Continue reading

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Recipe: Bermuda Fish Chowder by Mystic Fish (Palm Harbor, FL)

Chef/Partner Doug Bebell. Photos and recipe courtesy of Mystic Fish, Palm Harbor, FL This is one of my favorite dishes at Mystic Fish and one of the most unique and enjoyable soups anywhere! The folks behind Mystic Fish founded the … Continue reading

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Recipe: “Snooty’s Summer Salad” by Chef Jamil Pineda at Michael’s on East (Sarasota, FL)

Recipe courtesy of Chef Jamil Pineda. Happy summer! To welcome summer, I am delighted to feature this recipe by Chef Jamil Pineda at Sarasota’s Michael’s on East. The dish was created in honor of Snooty the Manatee’s 67th birthday in … Continue reading

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Visit to New Platinum Palate Award Winner “The French Brasserie Rustique,” A Magnificent Meal by Chef Vincenzo Betulia in Naples, Florida!

Award-Winning Chef Vincenzo Betulia’s new French Brasserie has brought Parisian elegance to the heart of downtown Naples and has recently been awarded the Fred Bollaci Enterprises Platinum Palate Certificate of Excellence! It has quickly become my favorite spot for lunch … Continue reading

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The Royal Blues Hotel & Chanson Restaurant: Revisit to Florida’s Only Relais & Chateaux Property, a Fred Bollaci Enterprises Platinum Palate Award Winner!

In search of the ultimate staycation right here in South Florida? How about a Relais & Chateaux property (the only one in Florida), overlooking the Ocean, just five minutes from downtown Boca! Gourmet food, luxurious accommodations (all rooms face the … Continue reading

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