Guest Chef Eric Delano of Naples’ Roy’s Restaurant prepared a 4 course meal of Roy’s classics for only $10 at Whole Foods Café. A "steal of a deal” as one diner summed it up. Such a deal! He provided a very animated live demonstration of how to prepare thr four courses. He added a glass of Whole Foods’ crisp organic Earthstone Chardonnay 09. He even distributed recipes of these classic Roy’s dishes.. It got even better- he started the demonstration by singing while playing acoustic guitar. Chef Eric rocks!
Every seat in the intimate café is a good seat, with two overhead wide screen TV’s giving a binocular birds’ eye view of the stove and prep area. It’s the best designed kitchen- classroom around. Whole Foods Café has 4-6 cooking classes a month, so there’s bound to be one that’s right for you.
Be prepared to take notes. Chef Eric shared “secrets” on how much to reduce a sauce’s wine (to ½) before adding cream. Learn how to best sear ahi tuna with a black and white sesame seed crust. We then savored the tender seared tuna morsels with swirls of organic carrots and a bold mustard sauce, all sourced from Whole Foods shelves.
Make ‘em at home or, easier still, buy them as happy hour appetizers at Roys- a delight for $5! BTW, there’s chunks of lobster in them.
Call and reserve for the next Table Talk with Chef Delano, held at Roy’s Naples. Enjoy 7 taps sized courses with wine for ~ $55. ..261-1416
The Roy’s Wine Club tastings are held the third Monday of each month from 6:00-7:30pm and include a sampling of Roy’s signature appetizers. Each tasting is $20 per person.
Afterward people shopped at Whole Foods Market, noticing all the signs for local and sustainable produce. The biggest pumpkin I ever saw, over 100 lbs, was on display.
tomatoes, tupelo honey, cheeses, quail eggs, coffees, and even Florida beers like Key West Sunset Ale.