Lake and Sumter Style Magazine
6:48 pm
July 22, 2017

AROUND THE TABLE

The hospitality fruit

The hospitality fruit

The Pineapple Place is a new tavern in Mount Dora, featuring a full bar, gourmet burgers, and entrees garnished with savory pineapple (chutney or salsa). 322 N. Alexander St., 352.729.2661
Wine and music 

Wine and music 

Lakeridge Winery & Vineyards in Clermont will be a fun place for wine and music lovers to visit 1-4pm every Saturday in July. The area’s talented musicians provide free entertainment on the outdoor stage, while Lakeridge has wine, beer, soft drinks, and a variety of foods to purchase. Complimentary winery tours and wine tasting are available, too.
New restaurant tries to hook customers

New restaurant tries to hook customers

Much like fishermen looking for a hot spot, owner Jim Jordan hopes the customers are biting at Fish Camp on Lake Eustis, 901 Lakeshore Blvd., Tavares. The building on the corner of U.S. Highway 441 has a waterfront view and 40,000 cars whizzing by each day, but has been a revolving door for restaurants. “It’s a great location waiting for the right team,” says Jim,…
Location, location, location

Location, location, location

Who says you have to travel to a winery to meet a winemaker and taste his wines? Dave Phinney led an interactive online tasting, proving location is relative.  Everyone knows when buying real estate that location is an important consideration. Where a wine is produced also is an important sales tool, especially when wines come from distinctive and highly prized geographical areas where the terroir…
Bake some penuche 

Bake some penuche 

July 22 marks National Penuche Day, according to Foodimentary.com. So, what’s penuche? It’s a fudge made with brown sugar, milk, butter, and a hint of vanilla—no chocolate.   Penuche Fudge Ingredients 1 tsp + ¼ cup butter, divided 2 cups packed brown sugar 1 cup sugar ¾ cup 2 percent milk 2 tsp light corn syrup 1/8 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 cup chopped walnuts   Directions Line a 9-inch square…
DiGino’s

DiGino’s

A slice of greatness DiGino’s serves up tasty pizza and other Italian delights DiGino’s is a neighborhood Italian restaurant in Tavares that touts its New York-style pizza. Therefore, it’s no surprise that a big part of its décor consists of black-and-white photographs depicting magnificent scenes such as the New York City skyline and two men playing golf atop a downtown skyscraper. The faux brick counter…
High Tech Kitchen

High Tech Kitchen

Culinary students are trained on state-of-the-art equipment at Lake Tech, an American Culinary Federation-accredited school in the heart of Eustis.  Chef Kenneth Koenig, department chair of culinary arts/commercial foods at Lake Technical College, and his staff teach students how to create gourmet masterpieces and make fancy ice carvings with the latest appliances and gadgets. “When we get new tools, we are like kids in a…
Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar

Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar

It’s not just a meal, it’s an experience! Dining at Olive Branch Mediterranean-Italian Grille & Bar is like eating at Mama’s house on Sundays. The food is fresh and delicious, and you absolutely won’t go home hungry. Though the beautiful cloth napkins and tablecloth say fine dining, there’s definitely a casual atmosphere in the restaurant. You can eat outside and enjoy the view of beautiful…
Quarterdeck

Quarterdeck

Stellar seafood  The casual atmosphere of the Quarterdeck in Umatilla features nautical accents and fishing-related décor, which makes it the idyllic setting to savor beer-battered fish, crab legs, fried oysters, spiced shrimp, hush puppies, seafood dishes, and cold beer on tap. Of course, there are a variety of other tempting menu choices—sandwiches, salads, ribs—which makes it challenging to decide what to order. My friend found…
Watch him work!

Watch him work!

Check out the videos on Nicky’s D’s website of the chef preparing the freshly made food served at this popular local restaurant. The food looks amazing! 356 N. Central Ave., Umatilla. 352.669.2400
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