2016-10-27 / Cuisine


Timeless–An MHK Eatery is targeted for opening in February on Ninth Street North. 
COURTESY RENDERING Timeless–An MHK Eatery is targeted for opening in February on Ninth Street North. COURTESY RENDERING ¦ Chef David Nelson, formerly of Avenue5 on Fifth Avenue South, has announced plans for a new culinary marketplace to open in February in downtown Naples. Named Timeless–An MHK Eatery and owned by architect Matthew Kragh of MHK Architecture, the spot will provide a variety of casual dining experiences from breakfast to late-night dinner, with a menu focused on locally sourced ingredients.

Guests will enjoy pastries prepared by Le Moulin Bakery and Bistro as well as an array of artisan pizzas and sandwiches, salads and small plates. Beer and wine will also be available, as will delivery and take-out.

The eatery will be at 90 Ninth St. N., across from Wynn’s Market and adjacent to Le Moulin Bakery and Bistro.

¦ Southwest Florida Food & Wine Festival has named V Madrone Cellars its 2017 Honored Vintner. Owners Chris and Pauline Tilley will preside over the event’s Signature Vintner Dinner on Sunday, Dec. 4, and the festival itself on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 24-25, in several locations throughout Lee and Collier counties. For more information, call 433- 4260 or visit www.swflwinefest.org.

¦ Naples Gulfshore Sunset Rotary Club hosts its annual Hallowine Walk from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at Mercato. Guests will enjoy a light bite and a glass of wine at 10 shopping center restaurants, a red carpet walk, costume contest and commemorative wine glass. $50 in advance, $60 at the door. www.mercatowinewalk.com.

¦ Masa hosts its annual Day of the Dead celebration Friday and Saturday, Oct. 28-29, complete with food and drink specials ($5 Day of the Dead IPA or $12 Jack-O-Lantern margaritas). Music by Latin rock band Odas starts at 9 both nights. 598-0887 or www.masanaples.com.

¦ If you like to pair your stone crab claws with a party, head downtown Thursday through Sunday, Oct. 28-30, for live music, family activities and crab claws galore at Tin City, Bayfront, Naples Bay Resort and more. Each venue has its own events.

Pincher’s Crab Shack and Hyatt House start things off at 4 p.m. Friday with crab and seafood specials, live music and more. Parking is $5. For more information, visit www.stonecrabfestival.org.

¦ Sea Salt hosts a cooking class featuring pumpkins at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. $55, includes a light meal and a glass of wine. Reservations required. 1186 Third St. S. 434-7258 or www.seasaltnaples.com.

¦ Bleu Provence presents “The Naples Grand Prix,” a seven-course dinner, from 6-10 p.m. Monday, Nov. 7, where guests will step back in time to 1957 to the hey day of France’s signature racing event. The event, which features dishes prepared by Executive Chef Lysielle with wines selected by sommelier Jacque Cariot, benefits The James Beard Foundation. $350. 1234 Eighth St. S. 261-8239 or bleuprovencenaples.com.

¦ 21 Spices hosts Italindia Night celebrating fusion Indo-Italian food from 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 10. Andy LoRusso, “The Singing Chef,” worked with 21 Spices’ Chef Asif to create the menu and will also perform Italian love songs. The menu includes dishes like grilled radicchio cups with fennel and baby shrimp, mandarin oranges with a garam masala balsamic glaze, lobster mulligatawny, Sicilian-style shrimp scampi with mustard and curry leaves, eggplant parmesan with Bombay aloo and tomato chutney and more. $95. 4270 Tamiami Trail E. 919-8830 or 21 spicesdining.com.

¦ Want to work on your skills in the kitchen? Here are some cooking classes on the front burner:

The Good Life of Naples, 2355 Vanderbilt Beach Road; 514-4663 or goodlifenaples.com – Savory, Crunchy & Sweetly Delicious: Thursday, Oct. 27 ($69); A Night in Sicily: Friday, Nov. 4 ($79); Taste of San Francisco: Thursday, Nov. 10 ($79); Fall ’n’ Feathers: Wednesday, Nov. 16 ($79); Salmon on My Mind: Friday, Dec. 2 ($75)

Sur La Table, 9501 Strada Place, Mercato; 598-1463 or surlatable.com – Best of Fall Apples: Thursday, Oct. 27 ($69); Thanksgiving 101: Thursday, Oct. 27 ($69); Amazing Autumn Macarons: Friday, Oct. 28 ($69); Date Night Passport to Paris: Friday, Oct. 28 ($79); Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids: Saturday, Oct. 29 ($49); Confident Cooking Three-Part Series: Saturday, Oct. 29 ($195); Date Night New American Steakhouse: Saturday, Oct. 29 ($79); Spooktacular Halloween Treats for Kids: Sunday, Oct. 30 ($49); Autumn Pies & Tarts: Sunday, Oct. 30 ($69); A Passport to Paris: Sunday, Oct. 30 ($69); Confident Cooking Three-Part Series: Tuesday, Nov. 1 ($159); Healthy Cooking with Free Saucepan: Wednesday, Nov. 2 ($100) ¦

— Email food and dining news to Lindsey Nesmith at lnesmith@floridaweekly.com.

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