Dining

A Whole Lot More

Norman Love’s Macarons Whole Foods Market in Naples recently debuted its new line of desserts from master chocolatier, Norman Love. “I’m so excited, they sold out of everything that weekend,” says Love, founder of Norman Love Confections salons, with locations in Naples, Estero and Fort Myers. “We are going to begin with the Naples store and learn the customers, who…

Scream for Ice Cream

Zen Asian BBQ’s Cocoa in a Jar If you must, yes, go ahead and scream for it at the top of your lungs. Because it’s summer, and if that’s not a good enough excuse, these imaginative twists on ice cream treats are. Zen Asian BBQ has added unique Pacific Rim-influenced renditions, including Cocoa in a Jar. Cleverly presented like a…

Tyranny of the Tasting Menu

Dining, or Spending the Night?

Being a diner used to mean freedom of choice, and sometimes those choices seemed daunting. Neophytes visiting fancy restaurants were frequently overwhelmed by lengthy, complex menus in foreign languages. Today that situation has been resolved for customers in high-end restaurants through the miracle of the tasting menu. You pay a set price and receive a predetermined number of dishes in…