Monday, December 27, 2010
Cafe Epicure - Sarasota, FL
Whenever we have been in downtown Sarasota, we always walk by Cafe Epicure, but we never had the chance to stop in and try the food. They serve Italian food here, which is one of our favorites because there always seems to be something for everyone. Finally, we made it in the door this last weekend. The inside is very eye appealing with its lovely tiled floor, red chairs, and ceiling that is painted like the sky. A chalkboard on the wall displays the specials of the day. We stopped in the middle of a quiet afternoon, so we got a nice table near the windows and overlooking the tables on the sidewalk.
We were not quite ready to eat a full meal yet, so we decided to try a couple of appetizers and some wine. With our wine, we tried the fried mozzarella with a dipping sauce and anchovies. Also, we tried the sauteed shrimp with tomatoes and arugula, which was delicious and more than adequate for three people to share. Both dishes were lovely and wonderful to enjoy with a nice glass of red wine. Along with the appetizers, we were served a basket of assorted breads, which was very nice. And I must add that the service here was excellent.
1298 North Palm Avenue
Sarasota, FL 34236