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Weekly Update on Dining in Naples, Florida – Cuisine News

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Weekly Update on Dining in Naples, Florida – Cuisine News

Nolita brings an informal Italian family flavor to the restaurants at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples. COURTESY PHOTOS

Staving off pickleball hunger pangs? Competing in — or just watching — the Minto US Open Pickleball Championship underway through Saturday, April 20, at East Naples Community Park is certain to whet the appetite. No less than for foods and drinks.

Search for the Delicious by Design catering team selling Executive Chef Adrian Robinson’s award-winning poke bowl, consisting of bluefin tuna, Hawaiian kukui nuts, wasabi, black tobiko, and wakami. The team can also be offering turkey bacon avocado wraps and from-scratch burgers that shall be seasoned and cooked fresh on site.

When the motion on the courts has finished, head down Bayshore Drive for a alternative of any variety of dining options.

The Real Macaw stands able to host your after-tournament gathering. Pickleball attire is welcomed. In the event you make it to the winner’s circle, show staff your medal and have fun with 10% off your entire check. (Good on checks over $25, can’t be combined with other offers. Good through Sunday.) 3275 Bayshore Drive; therealmacaw.com; 239-732-1188.

First Crush, a drink for moms on their special day, crafted by Truluck’s.

First Crush, a drink for mothers on their big day, crafted by Truluck’s.

Other sure bets include:

Celebration Park, a graze-as-you-go collection of eight food trucks, a waterfront view, and a full-liquor bar. 2880 Becca Ave.; celebrationparknaples.com.

360 Market is in its last days as management passes from founder Rebecca Maddox to Barry and Carolyn Larkin of Seventh South who will close it May 1, remodel and switch it into Seventh South Waterfront. There’s still time to get another Grown-Up Grilled Cheese or Beef Tenderloin Benedict. And a cinnamon roll! 2891 Bayview Drive; three60market.com; 239-732-7331.

Taqueria San Julian is a longtime favorite of Mexican-food-loving locals. Never mind the somewhat modest exterior. Go in and feast upon fresh, authentic fare. 3575 Bayshore Drive; taqueriasanjulian.com; 239-775-6480.

Rebecca’s Wine Bar has an awesome vibe and a menu that provides pizzas, caviar service, and other shareables plus more substantial selections. It also has a powerful choice of wines and cocktails. 2955 Bayshore Drive; rebeccanaples; 239-799-1901.

The Med offers an outside setting that’s hard to match for love, complete with lush plants, thriving herbs, and twinkling lights beneath tented coverings. Charcuterie. Pasta and pizza. Plenty of full entrees. Even the chicken — Poulet Rouge a la Truffe — is outstanding. 3929 Bayshore Drive; themednaples.com; 239-307-4755.

The Ritz-Carlton, Naples continues to reinvent itself with one more latest culinary offering. It’s the eighth in the event you’re counting. This one is Nolita, drawing inspiration from its namesake Recent York neighborhood. It features artisan pastas made in-house from 00 durum wheat and semolina. Other offerings include hand-tossed pizzas and familiar family classics.

“Just like the Nolita neighborhood in Manhattan, Nolita has a beautiful, casual vibe,” says Executive Chef Satish Yerramilli. “Our menu reflects the recipes of blended families and traditions.”

Breakfast consists of an expanded breakfast buffet, transitioning to traditional Italian fare for lunch. Within the evening, a full of life bar adds one other element to dinner during which guests may pick from classics equivalent to veal parmigiana, spaghetti with meatballs, and desserts equivalent to tiramisu and limoncello strawberry cheesecake.

Chef Lola Riboleau leads the restaurant kitchen. Third-generation pizza chef Gabriele Candela oversees the pizza kitchen. He honed his skills in his grandfather’s pizzeria in Palermo, Sicily.

The restaurant is open each day, with reservations available for dinner. It’s on the resort’s Beach Level. NolitaNaples.com; 239-598-3300.

It’s hard to consider but Mother’s Day is just three weeks away. Time to think about restaurant selections to make sure you make it an awesome day for the mother(s) in your life. One establishment planning ahead is Truluck’s, offering its regular adult menu and a special one for kids on May 12. It would also feature a specialty adult cocktail called First Crush in celebration of mothers. It’s made with vodka, Orgeat syrup, lemon juice, berry tea syrup, and Maraska cherry liqueur, meant to be evocative of when a mother first laid eyes on her child. Kids can toast together with a Shaken Chocolate Milk Mocktini with whipped cream and chocolate sauce. 698 4th Ave. S., Naples. Make reservations through Open Table.

Email food and dining news by Friday to Karen Feldman at kfeldman620@gmail.com.

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