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.

Bascom’s Chop House: The Best Steak in Clearwater, Florida!

    Looking for a great steak, classic sides, and upscale ambience, combined with top notch service in the heart of Pinellas County? One place immediately comes to mind: Bascom’s Chop House. Since Bascom’s was opened in 2002, it has … Continue reading

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On Swann: Hip Hyde Park Hotspot by Chef Chris Ponte (of Cafe Ponte) in Hyde Park, Tampa, Florida!

  Photos by the restaurant via Facebook. On Swann is the newest sensation by renowned Clearwater Chef Chris Ponte (Cafe Ponte) and his first venture into Tampa. The restaurant is located in fashionable Hyde Park Village, where it not only … Continue reading

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Il Ritorno: Innovative Modern Italian in St. Petersburg, Florida!

The name IL Ritorno translates to “The Return” in Italian… And marks the homecoming of Owner and Executive Chef, David Benstock. Il Ritorno creates modern Italian dishes for the discerning palate, introducing new and interesting flavor combinations that add elegance … Continue reading

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La Trattoria: Authentic Neapolitan Pizza comes to Naples, Florida!

  You heard it here! Finally, Naples, Florida can claim another important attribute in common with its Italian namesake, Naples (Napoli), Italy, the city where pizza was created and to this day remains the standard by which all pizzas are … Continue reading

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The Summer House: Chic Coastal Contemporary Top-Shelf Steakhouse in Siesta Key Village (Sarasota, Florida)

  Steak house fans: I am pleased to report that The Summer House on Siesta Key (in the village) delivers with quality, aged premium and prime steaks, as well as an impressive menu of starters (Wagyu Tartare, Oysters Rockefeller, Lobster … Continue reading

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