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Fred Bollaci Authors American Fine Wine Competition 2018 “Save the Date” Feature in Venu Magazine’s Winter 2017-18 Issue

  Food & Travel Writer, Fred Bollaci is proud to have written a spotlight “Save the Date” feature on the American Fine Wine Competition, the largest and most prestigious “all-American” wine competition in the country, entering its 11th year, with … Continue reading

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Forte dei Marmi: Stylish Italian Dining Straight from the Italian Coast by Two-Michelin Star Chef Antonio Mellino, Florida’s Newest Platinum Palate!

The newest addition to Miami’s increasingly hot culinary scene is the stylish Forte dei Marmi by acclaimed Chef Antonio Mellino, of Two-Michelin Star Quattro Passi in Nerano, Italy (on the Amalfi Coast). Mellino brings his culinary acumen and Italian style … Continue reading

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Recipe: Maple Pumpkin Pie Martini by Baleen at La Playa Beach Resort in Naples, Florida

Recipe and photo courtesy of Baleen Naples. BALEEN’s Maple Pumpkin Pie Martini Ingredients 2 oz. butter-washed crown maple (see recipe below) 1 oz. St. George pear liquor .25 oz. dry Curaçao 1 bar spoon pumpkin purée 1 oz. cinnamon syrup … Continue reading

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Recipe: Southwest-Style Mahi-Mahi with Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, Corn-Avocado Salsa, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho & Sautéed Spinach by Michael’s on East (Sarasota, FL)

Recipe and photo courtesy of Chef Jamil Pineda, Michael’s on East. Southwestern Seared Mahi-Mahi Roasted Garlic Tomatoes, Corn-Avocado Salsa, Yellow Tomato Gazpacho & Sautéed Spinach 545 Calories | 24 Fat Grams (per serving) Serves 4 For the Corn and Avocado … Continue reading

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Fred Bollaci Introduces “The Italian Trifecta,” 3 New Platinum Palate Destinations in Florida! Marcello’s La Sirena in West Palm Beach, Sale e Pepe at Marco Beach Ocean Resort in Marco Island, and Le Sirenuse Miami at The Four Seasons Surfside at The Surf Club in Miami Beach in Fall 2017 Venu Magazine!

  This fall’s Venu Magazine features my Appetite column showcasing three new #PlatinumPalate gourmet Italian restaurants in Florida! Marcello’s La Sirena (West Palm Beach), a local favorite since 1986 and one of only 4 Wine Spectator Grand Award winners in … Continue reading

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