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  • Mother's Day 2016

    Join us, Sunday May 8 and help Mom celebrate in style!



    Lamb Chops
    1/2 rack of lamb pan seared and slow roasted in the oven, finished with a Cafe de Paris Dijon-Brandy cream sauce. Served with a wild mushroom risotto and sauteed seasonal vegetable. (please allow time for preparation)

    Crab Stuffed Ravioli
    handmade ravioli filled with crab, boursin and roasted red peppers. Served with a lemon cream sauce with fresh tomatoes and basil.

    Pan Seared Salmon
    served with a citrus buerre blanc, choice of pasta and vegetable medley.

    Spinach Mezzalunas
    filled with spinach, pine nuts, sundried tomato and ricotta with a pesto cream sauce.

    For Dessert
    White Chocolate Layer Cake with berries and Chambord cream or
    Luscious Dark Chocolate Mousse



  • Spotlight Jazz

    We're bringing Austin to Gainesville!

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016


    Spotlight Series Guest: David Jellema
    on clarinet & cornet 

    Austin, Texas-based David Jellema plays trad & swing jazz on a rare combination of instruments—clarinet and cornet. Growing up in Washington, DC (and summers in Michigan) exposed David to a variety of jazz mentors who inspired Jellema’s leanings toward the lyrical cornet styles of Bix Beiderbecke and Bobby Hackett. Clarinet influences included Benny Goodman and Ron Hockett.

    While working at the American History Museum’s Archive Center, processing Duke Ellington’s business records, he made national jazz festival appearances with the New Traditional Jazz Band. In 2007 he set out to play music full time, and moved to San Antonio, Texas, where he became a regular at Jim Cullum’s Landing Patio, subbed for Cullum in the house band, and formed his own band, the Mission City Hot Rhythm Cats. The swing dance, vibrant live music, and “retro” social scenes in Austin lured him to move there.

    He has been performing, recording and touring, with the Thrift Set Orchestra, the Jonathan Doyle Swingtet, the Hollywood Revue, the East Side Dandies, and the Jazz Pharaohs. He has performed at the “Bix Beiderbecke Memorial Jazz Festival,” five years at the New Orleans annual “French Quarter Festival” with the Audacity Brass Band, Houston’s “Lindyfest,” Asheville NC’s “Lindy Focus,” Austin’s own “Lindy Exchange” and “Hot Rhythm Holiday,” “New Hampshire Swing Out,” and “Boston Dirty Water Lindy and Blues Exchange.”

    Make Reservations! Our Spotlight Jazz Series tends to book up quickly - call us today! (352)378-7152!


  • Easter Sunday Brunch!

    Buona Pasqua from Francesca's!

    Easter Sunday Brunch Buffet!
    March 27, 10am-6pm

    Please join us Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 from 10am-6pm and celebrate a joyous and plentiful holiday buffet with family and friends.


    Hand Carved Honey and Pineapple Glazed Ham & Roast Turkey with Gravy
    Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes
    Herb Bread Crumb Dressing
    Rosemary Sundried Tomato Polenta Cakes
    Eggplant Rollatini
    Baked Ziti Romano
    Creamy Herb Risotto with Seasoned Shrimp
    Sausage, Bacon, Scrambled Eggs, & Assorted Frittatas
    Salmon Cakes with Pistachio Aioli
    Brunch Potatoes with Onions and Peppers
    Brioche French Toast
    Salmon Gravlax and Bagel
    Holiday House Salad with Balsamic
    & Creamy Italian Dressings
    Fresh Vegetable Farfalle Pasta Salad
    Assorted Rolls, Muffins, Bagels, & Decadent Desserts
    Glass of Prosecco or Chardonnay to accompany.
    Coffee and Soft Beverages included.

    * At 2pm, breakfast items will be replaced with Salmon Picatta, Penne with Shrimp and Broccoli, and Pasta Massimo.

    $32.95 per person plus sales tax and 18% gratuity. Children 10 and younger $16.95. Our regular menu is unavailable for this day. Dine-in only.

    Make Your Reservations Now - this event will book up quickly! Call us today at (352)378-7152


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