Florida Top Golden Palate Partners Exclusive Content Debuts!


To kick off the winter tourist season in Florida, I am thrilled to introduce a new section of my website dedicated exclusively to my “Top Florida Golden Palate Partners®.” This section will feature recipes, special events, and news from Golden Palate Partners in all your favorite Florida cities: the Palm Beaches, Delray Beach, Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Sarasota, and Greater Tampa Bay! Having lived in the Sunshine State for 25 years, I have made a lot of connections with great chefs and proprietors and am constantly checking out new places and meeting lots of great people! I am thrilled that the dining scene in The Sunshine State has never been better, as evidenced by the large number of Golden Palate® award-winners in Florida! From fresh seafood from local waters of the Gulfstream in the Atlantic or the Gulf of Mexico, farm fresh produce, artisan products, and local meats and game, Florida has embraced “farm to fork” and local. Also, there has never been quality, more diverse offerings of great food from many ethnicities, a true feast! Restaurants are also increasingly conscious of the trends, tastes, and needs of their customers, and are offering more healthy and small plate options than ever before! My Florida top Golden Palate Partners along with my three new Charter Members are featured in my winter 2015-16 Golden Palate® Appetite Column in VENU Magazine all about top chefs/restaurants in Florida, and each will be invited to contribute recipes and notices of special events of interest to savvy diners on a quarterly basis. Golden Palate Partners® and Charter Members all have the unique opportunity to be featured in VENU Magazine, and to enjoy exclusive Fred Bollaci Enterprises rates for advertising and featuring this exclusive luxury lifestyle, arts, and culture magazine in your restaurant or hotel–please inquire! The establishments are listed below with an * next to the Charter Members. If you are the chef/owner, or a patron of any great places anywhere in Florida that I have not yet covered, please e-mail me! I am always looking to try something new and delicious and to share with my audience!

Read Venu Magazine Article

Complete List of Top Florida Golden Palate Partners & Charter Members

Palm Beaches/Boca Raton/Delray Beach/Fort Lauderdale

Addison Reserve Country Club, Delray Beach, FL- Chef Zach Bell

Bice, Palm Beach, FL (also Naples, FL)- Raffaele Ruggeri

Bistro Chez Jean-Pierre, Palm Beach, FL- Chef/Owner Jean-Pierre Levierrier

Blue Moon Fish Co., Lauderdale-by-the-Sea, FL- Bryce Statham & Baron Skorish

Paradiso, Lake Worth, FL- Chef/Owner Angelo Romano

Cafe’ Chardonnay, Palm Beach Gardens, FL- Frank & Gigi Eucalitto

Cafe’ L’Europe, Palm Beach, FL- Norbert & Lidia Goldner

Cafe’ Sapori, West Palm Beach, FL & Osteria Sapori, Deerfield Beach, FL- Chef/Owner Fabrizio Giorgi & Owner Francesco Blanco

Cucina dell’Arte, Palm Beach, FL- Frank & Nick Coniglio

Kathy’s Gazebo Cafe’, Boca Raton, FL- Claudio Pedron

Marcello’s La Sirena, West Palm Beach, FL- Chef Marcello & Diane Fiorentino

Renato’s & Pizza al Fresco, Palm Beach, FL- Arlene Desiderio & Louis Durant

Sapori, Boca Raton, FL- Chef/Owner Marco Pindo

32 East, Delray Beach, FL- Chef/Owner Nick Morfogen.

Tramonti, Delray Beach, FL- Gino Silvestri


Naples (all in Naples, FL)

Avenue 5 Restaurant & The Inn on Fifth- Owner Phil McCabe, Chef John Welch

Bleu Provence- Owner Jacques Cariot & Chef/Owner Lysielle Cariot

The Continental (The D’Amico Family)

K.C. American Bistro- Chef/Owner Keith Casey

M Waterfront Grille- Peter & Christopher Sereno

Osteria & Bar Tulia- Chef/Owner Vincent Betulia


Sarasota-Bradenton Area

  • Beach Bistro, Anna Maria Island, FL- Chef/Owner Sean Murphy- Charter Member (Also Charter Member)

Andrea’s, Sarasota, FL- Andrea Bozzolo

Bijou Cafe’, Sarasota, FL- Owners Jean-Pierre & Shay Knaggs

Bologna Cafe’, Osprey, FL- Owners Barbara and Claudio Ronchi

Cafe’ Epicure (Daniele Baroni & Giovanni Migliorini- see Mediterraneo)

Cafe’ L’Europe, Sarasota, FL- Betsie Coolidge

C’est La Vie, Sarasota, FL- Christophe & Geraldine Coutelle

Crab & Fin, Sarasota, FL- Scott MacDonald, GM

Euphemia Haye, Longboat Key, FL- Owners Ray and D’arcy Arpke

  • Get Loose Tea Co., Sarasota, FL- Owner Lisa Feistel- (Also Charter Member)

Indigenous, Sarasota, FL- Owner Steve Phelps

Maison Blanche, Longboat Key, FL- Chef/Owner Jose Martinez

Mediterraneo & Cafe Epicure, Sarasota, FL- Owners Daniele Baroni & Giovanni Migliorini, see also Cafe’ Epicure

Michael’s on East & Michael’s Wine Cellar, Sarasota, FL- Owners Michael Klauber & Phil Mancini

Ophelia’s on the Bay, Siesta Key (Sarasota), FL- Chef/Owner Daniel Olson

Ortygia, Bradenton, FL- Chef/Owner Gaetano Cannata

Pattigeorge’s, Longboat Key, FL Chef/Owner Tommy Klauber (see also Polo Grill & Bar)

Polo Grill and Bar, Lakewood Ranch, FL Chef/Owner Tommy Klauber

Roessler’s- Chef/Owner Klaus Roessler

Shore Diner, Sarasota, FL- Tom Leonard

Simon’s Coffee House (Owners Michelle & Simon Kirby, Chef Tyler Kirby)

State Street, Sarasota, FL- Owner Chris Volker

White Picket Produce, Sarasota, FL (organic home produce delivery)


Tampa Bay/Clearwater Area

Cafe’ Ponte, Clearwater, FL- Chef/Owner Chris PonteVil

Donatello, Tampa, FL- Owners Guido & Gino Tiozzo

Massimo’s, Palm Harbor, FL- Chef/Owner Massimo Patano

Mise en Place, Tampa, FL- Chef/Owner Marty Blitz and Owner Maryann Ferenc

Mystic Fish, Palm Harbor, FL- Chef/Owner Doug Bebell & Owner Eugen Fuhrmann

Restaurant B.T.- Chef/Owner B.T. Nguyen

  • Villa Bellini, Clearwater, FL- Chef/Owner Ciro Mancini (Charter Member)

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.
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