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  • Spotlight Jazz with Pat Gullotta

    Wednesday, April 10
    Two Seatings
    6:00 (music 6:30-7:45)
    8:00 (music 8:15-9:30)

    Join us for an exciting night of jazz you won’t want to miss!

    We call Pat Gullotta “Mr. Enthusiasm” because of the positive, high-energy attitude he brings to every gig. Here’s your chance to catch one of the best trombone players in the country! Based in Orlando, Pat has performed with Natalie Cole,Wayne Newton, and has recorded with Don Henley of the Eagles, as well as Jon Anderson of the legendary progressive band “Yes.” He plays with Orlando Transit Authority, MPiRE, Megabone, and The Buzzcatz. He has performed with the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra as soloist and lead trombone.He also was a regular at B.B. King’s Blues Club for many years. Pat is widely known and respected by fellow musicians for his unique signature sound. Join us and hear for yourself!

    Our Spotlight Jazz nights book up quickly - call now to make your reservation! (352)378-7152

  • Easter Brunch 2019

    Join us Easter Sunday from 10am-6pm and celebrate a joyous and plentiful holiday buffet with family and friends.

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    Hand Carved Pineapple and Honey Glazed Ham
    Lollipop Lamb Chops with a Red Wine Demi Glace
    Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Pancetta and Spring Pea Risotto
    Stuffed Shells with Marinara
    Herbed Shrimp and Goat Cheese Penne Pasta
    Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs
    Salmon Cakes with Pistachio Aioli
    Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Blueberry Butterscotch Syrup
    Brunch Potatoes with Onions and Peppers
    Belgian Waffle Station
    Salmon Gravlax and Bagel
    Deviled Eggs
    Holiday House Salad with Balsamic and Creamy Italian Dressings
    Mediterranean Chickpea Orzo Salad
    Assorted Breads, Bagels and Decadent Desserts

    Coffee and Soft Beverages Included

    * At 2pm, breakfast items will be replaced with Salmon Picatta, Chicken Francaise, Vegetarian Puttanesca and a Live Action Pasta Carbonara station.

    $34.95 per person plus sales tax & 18% gratuity. Children 10 and younger $16.95.
    Our regular menu is unavailable for this day. Dine-in only. We are unable to apply any discounts to this holiday meal.

    We are booking up fast - call now to make your reservations! (352)378-7152

  • Mardi Gras Spotlight Jazz with Allan Vaché

    Mardi Gras 2019
    Allan Vaché on clarinet
    with the Nick DeCarlis Quartet 

    Wednesday, March 6th
    TWO SEATINGS: 
    6:00 (music 6:30-7:45)
    8:00 (music 8:15-9:30) 

    Mardi Gras is the first week of March this year, and to celebrate, we have invited clarinet virtuoso Allan Vaché back for his 5th Francesca’s appearance! By any measure, Allan is one of the top jazz clarinetists on the planet. He tours around the world, and has recorded albums for labels including Arbors Records, Audiophile, Jazzology and Nagel-Heyer. 

    A former member of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band (San Antonio), Allan has performed on Public Broadcasting programs including “Riverwalk Jazz,” “Austin City Limits,” and “A Prairie Home Companion.” 

    Allan Vaché’s website: altissimo-music.com 

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