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  • Valentine's Day at Francesca's

    Join us for two days of Valentine's Celebrations that you don't want to miss! First up, a night of Spotlight Jazz on Tuesday the 13th, followed by Valentine's Day Dinner of the 14th! Our Valentine's Specials will be served both nights. We are sure to book up quickly, so make your reservations now!

    Tuesday February 13, 2018
    Valentine Spotlight Jazz

    Join us for an exciting night of jazz you won’t want to miss! Classic Jazz Standards with the NICK DECARLIS TRIO Nick DeCarlis, cornet / Thomas Royal, piano / David Ottenberg, bass

    By any measure, Allan Vaché 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 JazzBand (San Antonio), Allan has performed on Public Broadcasting programs including“Riverwalk Jazz,” “Austin City Limits,” and“A Prairie Home Companion.”This will be an exciting night you won’t want to miss. Reservations are highly recommended, especially for the first set.Allan Vaché’s website:

    Wednesday February 14, 2018
    Valentine's Day Dinner

    Seafood Rollatini Lobster, shrimp, lump crab rolled in a handmade pasta and served with a blood orange beurre blanc with roasted asparagus.
    Prime Rib Herb crusted and slow roasted. Served with au jus and a creamy horseradish with a twice baked potato.
    Stuffed Shells ala Francesca Pasta shells stuffed with three Italian cheeses and baked with our Bolognese with fresh mozzarella.
    Dessert Specials Strawberry Shortcake and Chocolate Roulade.

    We WILL FILL UP for this event, so make sure to get your reservation in now! Call us today at 352-378-7152!

  • Spotlight Jazz with Bill Prince

    Wed, January 24, 2018


    Bill Prince is well-known for his unique ability to perform professionally on multiple instruments, including trumpet, flugelhorn, trombone, flute, clarinet, saxophone, piano and electric bass. For example, although he played trumpet with the Buddy Rich Orchestra, he was first offered a chair in the saxophone section. Bill is a professor emeritus at the University of North Florida and has performed with numerous bands and orchestras including Buddy Rich, Billy Maxted, Pee Wee Hunt, the NORAD Band, the Denver, Ft. Lauderdale, Palm Beach, and Jacksonville Symphonies and the American Wind Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with a number of well-known big bands including Xavier  Cugat, Ray Anthony, Tex Beneke, Les and Larry Elgart, Harry James, Tommy Dorsey and  Louis Bellson. He has appeared on TV shows in the United States, Canada, and Japan, and has has performed on over 50 albums including his The Best Kept Secret in Jazz. In more  recent years Bill has developed a cabaret show that he performs on cruise ships around the  world. Visit for more information. 

    Reservations are highly recommended, especially for the first set. Call 352.378.7152 today!

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