Sizzle Dining’s SWFL Restaurant Week is an eagerly anticipated event that brings together dozens of local restaurants each year. This year, from September 7th to 27th, food enthusiasts can indulge in a delightful culinary experience while also supporting a worthy cause. A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to Blessings in a Backpack SWFL, a local charity dedicated to providing meals to elementary students facing food insecurity. To be a part of this meaningful event, all you have to do is visit one of the 60+ participating restaurants and order from the specially curated Sizzle Dining menu. It's a simple and enjoyable way to make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Moorings Park Grande Lake is minutes away from many participating restaurants in Collier County offering award-winning, unforgettable dining experiences. Here are a few notable restaurants that top the list this year.
The Bay House
The Bay House Restaurant's unwavering commitment to sourcing the freshest local ingredients shines through in its meticulously crafted dishes, showcasing the true essence of contemporary coastal cuisine. Whether you're savoring a delectable seafood creation or indulging in an expertly prepared steak, every bite is a symphony of flavors that pay homage to the region's abundant offerings. With a relentless pursuit of culinary excellence and a location that epitomizes the coastal lifestyle, The Bay House Restaurant is a culinary haven that captures the very essence of Naples' enchanting waterfront culture.
The multi-award-winning restaurant headed by Executive Chef Lysielle Cariot is a bright, airy spot for exquisitely prepared and locally sourced French cuisine. The carefully curated wine list earned Blue Provence a Wine Spectator Grand Award, and sommeliers can help you select the perfect pairing for your meal. The dinner menu includes French classics like escargot, seared foie gras, Moules-frites, duck confit, and, of course, Crêpes Suzette for dessert. An "early dining" menu is served Tuesday-Saturday from 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. and features an unforgettable three-course meal.
Chef Fabrizio Aielli offers a contemporary approach to seafood at Sea Salt. Serving day-boat fresh fish along with steak and homemade pasta, the menu here changes daily to reflect what is locally available. A list of fresh oysters is updated each day, and sommeliers choose from a vast selection of wines and spirits to find the best offerings to complement the day's menu. For a special occasion, ask about their chef's table, where guests can dine just feet away from the kitchen on a multi-course degustation, or tasting, menu created just for them. A multi-course prix fixe dinner option is also available during the summer months.
If you're looking for seasonal foods and 52 wines by the glass, then visit Seasons 52. Their menu changes with the season to feature 100% fresh produce, and an oak-fire grill and brick oven are used in every course, so their food is full of flavor and naturally lighter. Enjoy fresh salads, like spinach and strawberry, wood-grilled salmon, or filet mignon with perfectly paired wines for each selection. They also have several different types of flatbread pizzas and seafood favorites like shrimp and grits.
Bar Tulia Mercato
Bar Tulia Mercato is Southwest Florida's first Italian gastropub and craft cocktail bar. Nestled within the vibrant Mercato shopping district with a meticulous focus on using the freshest ingredients, Bar Tulia Mercato offers an array of delectable dishes that pay homage to the rich flavors of Italy. Whether indulging in their artisanal pizzas, sumptuous pasta creations, or expertly crafted cocktails, patrons are treated to a sensory journey that marries tradition with innovation. The rustic yet elegant décor coupled with the warm and attentive service creates an atmosphere where every visit feels like a celebration of culinary artistry and camaraderie.
If you're looking for timeless elegance and a distinctive Italian dining experience, visit Campiello. Set in the charming ambiance of Third Street South, this restaurant captures the essence of a rustic Italian trattoria with a contemporary twist. With a menu deeply rooted in traditional flavors and artisanal ingredients, Campiello offers a symphony of tastes that transport diners to the heart of Italy. From wood-fired pizzas with perfectly charred crusts to handcrafted pasta infused with rich sauces, every dish is a tribute to the culinary heritage of Italy, making Campiello a quintessential destination for those seeking an authentic Italian dining experience in Naples.
The French Brasserie Rustique
With its casual and convivial atmosphere, The French merges the timeless charm of a traditional French brasserie with a touch of rustic elegance. The menu is a carefully curated symphony of classic French dishes, from velvety soups and delicate escargot to hearty coq au vin and buttery croissants. The ambiance envelops guests in an atmosphere that effortlessly blends sophistication with a warm, welcoming allure, making every visit an invitation to experience the romance of France's culinary heritage.
The Hampton Social
The Hampton Social is a coastal-inspired haven that brings the breezy charm of the Hamptons to the Gulf shores. Situated in a picturesque location that captures the essence of the region's relaxed elegance, this restaurant offers a delightful blend of culinary delights and coastal vibes. The menu is a celebration of fresh seafood, seasonal ingredients, and contemporary American cuisine, with a focus on light and vibrant flavors that mirror the seaside atmosphere. Whether sipping on artisanal cocktails at the bar or savoring a seafood feast on the outdoor patio, guests are treated to an experience that transports them to a sun-soaked coastal retreat.
From casual to formal dining, Moorings Park Communities will delight your palate with a wide variety of Simply the Best® restaurants that feature unique menus, celebrated wine lists, and impeccable service. Trained chefs rotate menus seasonally with a focus on fresh, local ingredients. If this sounds like a perfect place to call home, please contact us. We'd love to schedule your personal tour.