Royal Palm chocolates is a local, family business with local and national customers with international quality. Wife Stephanie and two daughters cheerfully taste new creations and help in the artful production. Their chocolates are now showing up at parties and events with their distinctive color coded tops.
|Key Lime and Lavender Lime|
1040 Collier Center Way, Naples, 325-8300
Portofino Baking Company has been popular on the East Trail-now they are know throughout SW Florida. I’ve sampled Chef Rolan Richard’s desserts, and they rock! My favorites are the pumpkin cheesecake, crisp sfogliatelle, and I enjoy contrasting the two different cheesecakes, Italian and New York, ricotta and cream cheese based, with their different toppings.
|Owner Rolan Richard, Nikki Wheeler|
|Sfogliatelle- Crisp and tender|
Fresh Point carries truly fresh local produce. Brad Young proudly shows off incredibly vibrant, tasty produce from Fort Myers’ hydroponic Rabbit Run and other fine farmers. Bold lettuces, colorful beans, kaleidoscopic colors of eggplants, carrots-they’ve got it all!
|Rabbit Run Herbs and Tomatoes|
|Rambutan and Cherimoya|
|Chef Dirk Rusthoven, Gary Reed, and Sturgeon|
|Seared Bluefin Tuna|
Halpern’s fresh fish, beef and poultry are tops in my book for freshness and taste. Eric Tibcken’s display had a steady line of tasters!