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Tortellino Bistrot: Cozy, Family-Run, Authentic Bolognese and Regional Italian Cuisine in Gulf Gate, Sarasota, Florida

  Sarasota needed an authentic Bolognese ristorante, with pasta freshly made daily, especially the famed Tortellini for which the restaurant is named, a staple of life in Bologna and the province of Emilia-Romagna, where Chef-Owner Leonardo Pierucci is from.   … Continue reading

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Sarasota’s Beloved Bijou Cafe’ Now Part of the Realm Restaurant Group by Sharon Carole and Chef Christopher Covelli (Sage SRQ), Now Bijou Garden Cafe, Keeping this Icon in Good Hands, Sarasota, Florida

  Classic Escargots In 1986, the Knaggs family opened their 50-seat restaurant in a restored 1920s era gas station. It has since grown to accommodate 140 guests with 4 unique dining rooms: The Bird Room, The Patio Room, Main Room … Continue reading

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Recipe: Blueberry Crostata by Michael’s on East, Sarasota, Florida

  Michael’s on East, a AAA Four Diamond Restaurant is one of 100 excellent establishments featured with recipes in Fred Bollaci’s first book, “The Restaurant Diet, How to Eat Out Every Night and Still Lose Weight.” Recipe and photo by … Continue reading

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Pan-Roasted Chilean Sea Bass Artisanal Sardinian Fregola with Maine Lobster, Fire-Roasted Corn, Herb-Roasted Tomatoes, Spiced Lobster Broth by Michael’s on East, Sarasota, Florida

Pan-Roasted Chilean Sea Bass Artisanal Sardinian Fregola with Maine Lobster, Fire-Roasted Corn, Herb-Roasted Tomatoes, Spiced Lobster Broth Ingredients: 4- 7 oz Chilean Sea Bass 8 oz Fregola, cooked al dente (as for pasta) 1 Cup Chopped Kale (raw) 1 Tablespoon … Continue reading

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Pan-Seared Salmon (Recipe serves 4) Blistered Tomato Ragoût, Ricotta Gnudi, Wild Mushrooms,& Balsamic-Scented Watercress by Michael’s on East, Sarasota, Florida

Pan-Seared Salmon (Recipe serves 4) Blistered Tomato Ragoût, Ricotta Gnudi, Wild Mushrooms,& Balsamic-Scented Watercress For the Gnudi Ingredients: 1 Cup Ricotta Cheese 3/4 Cup All-Purpose Flour, divided 1/2 Cup Freshly Grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 2 Egg Yolks, Lightly Beaten 1/4 Teaspoon Freshly … Continue reading

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