A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES
CELEBRATING FOOD + DRINK
The All New Ghibli Sedan The Ghibli Sedan captures attention with its emphasis on sporty luxury.
A sleek silhouette
powerful twin turbocharged V6 engine. Exhilarating performance and Italian styling are hallmarks of the sophistication and individuality that awaits the Ghibli driver. Impeccable and remarkable, experience the agility and luxury of the soul of the Trident.
R E E V E S M A S E R AT I O F TA A M PA 1 1 3 3 3 N . F L O R I D A AV E . , TA M PA , F L 3 3 6 1 2 Schedule your test drive: 813-739-5041
J o e C r u p p i j c r u pp i @ d r i ve r e eve s . c o m
RESISTANCE IS FUTILE.
CULBREATH ISLES WATERFRONT
4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 4,118 SF | Offered at $1,125,000 Jeremiah Bicknese 813.373.8993 4012westinmanavenue.smithandassociates.com
6 Bed | 7/2 Bath | 10,850 SF | Offered at $6,750,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 4814culbreathislesroad.smithandassociates.com
ITâ€™S YOUR MOVE W E
C A N
M A K E
E X C E P T I O N A L
HYDE PARK TOWNHOME
4 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 3,450 SF | Offered at $979,000 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 1710westmorrisonavenue.smithandassociates.com
Pricing starting in the $400s | 964 - 2,537 SF Salvador Sales Team 727.475.7451 thesalvador.com
ELAN ISLAND ESTATES
Starting in the $500s | Offering 1,492 - 2,726 SF Elan Sales Team 727.286.8814 ElanClearwater.com
PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB 5 Bed | 4 Bath | 4,410 SF | Offered at $1,599,000 Debbie Momberg & Lee Stratton 727.560.1571 5913bayviewcirclesouth.smithandassociates.com
HARBOUR ISLAND WATERFRONT 4 Bed | 4 Bath | 3,464 SF | Offered at $1,549,500 Traci Burns 813.833.7510 1115abbeysway.smithandassociates.com
5 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 5,668 SF | Offered at $2,150,000 Julie Lux, Dena Aloian & Jeremiah Bicknese 813.503.1214 theluxgroup.smithandassociates.com
TAMPA | ST. PETERSBURG | CLEARWATER BEACHES 1.855.580.3758 | WWW.SMITHANDASSOCIATES.COM | ®
4 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 5,681 SF | Offered at $1,899,000 Vicki Arthur & Brian Arthur 813.361.3310 4409northswanncircle.smithandassociates.com
6 Bed | 5 Bath | 3,793 SF | Offered at $798,000 Chris Pitre & Gary Hess 718.724.3980 4415westelpradoboulevard.smithandassociates.com
A|X ARMANI EXCHANGE BOSS HUGO BOSS BURBERRY THE CAPITAL GRILLE GUCCI DAVID YURMAN HENRI BENDEL LILLY PULITZER LOUIS VUITTON MICHAEL KORS OCEAN PRIME SPANX TIFFANY & CO. TORY BURCH
200 STORES • 16 RESTAURANTS WEST SHORE & BOY SCOUT BLVDS • TAMPA, FL • SHOPINTERNATIONALPLAZA.COM
Lexington • Hickory White • Harden • Vanguard • Habersham • Leathercraft • John Richards • TRS • Old Hickory Tannery • Woodard • Universal Hekman • McNeilly Champion • Fine Art Lamps • Bernhardt • Lane Venture • Wildwood • Maitland-Smith • Artistica • Stanford • Jessica Charles Lorts • Century • LaBarge • Kincaid • Frederick Cooper • Hammary • Stanley • Palecek • American Drew • Ambella • Old Biscayne Designs • Sligh Karastan Rugs • Tommy Bahama • Eastern Accents • Uttermost • The MT Co.
8722 N. Mobley Rd. Gunn Highway and N. Mobley Rd., Odessa
813-920-3675 AnnabellesFurniture.com Store Hours: Monday through Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
A family-owned business for 35 years, offering exceptional home furnishings at the best prices available in the Tampa Bay area. Whatever your style â€“ contemporary, transitional or traditional, visit us before you make your next purchase. Complimentary design services available. Independent designers welcome.
All New. All Suites.
YOUR NEW BEACHFRONT GETAWAY.
All New, All Suites Resort on the Gulf of Mexico BRGR Kitchen & Bar 10800 GULF BLVD. TREASURE ISLAND, FL
Beachside Pool FLORIDA RESIDENTS
Save up to 15% THIS SUMMER
June July WELCOME TO THE FOOD + DRINK ISSUE
ON THE COVER
Classics, with a twist Fresh thyme accents one of the refreshing summertime cocktails at the new Opal Sands Resort in Clearwater. Some iconic favorites get a fresh spin for the season. Page 122. Cover photograph by Douglas R. Clifford
YOU NAME IT
More than 30 items for entertaining, cooking and looking good this summer.
Add your initials and fun summer prints to pieces you custom-design for cooling the wine, serving or toasting summer.
49 COME ON OVER
Home chefs share their favorite summer appetizers for when guests drop by to catch the sunset or mingle before dinner.
60 PACK A BASKET Picnics make a meal more fun with simple, tasty fare on a boat, at the beach, or even impromptu on the living room floor.
87 SUMMER STYLING Check out styles for taking a dip or looking great on the waterâ€™s edge. Donâ€™t forget to accessorize with jewelry, sunglasses and attitude.
June July 158
148 LIGHTS, WATER, ACTION Now’s the time to plan for a new outdoor look you can enjoy when fall comes creeping in. There are several ways to make your natural space special.
SPARKLING OR SLEEK?
108 NIGHTLY PERFORMANCE A photo essay goes behind the scenes at some of the area’s most innovative restaurants to see the passion chefs bring to the job every night in their kitchens.
The famous Judith Leiber evening bags come in 200 different designs a year. Learn about the woman behind them and some fashion “dos and don’ts.”
165 FACES: GRECO ON BEACH It’s not the latest restaurant or shop. Tampa icon Dick Greco talks about being a new fixture on St. Petersburg’s Beach Drive.
136 WHAT’S YOUR TASTE? Take a tour through five kitchens with very different looks, made of materials from teak to concrete.
The fastest way to SOLD, is through your kitchen! ST. PETERSBURG
2636 Coffee Pot Blvd NE
Rhonda Sanderford 727.643.7346
Marian Yon Maguire 727.204.1904
K E L L E R W I L L I A M S S T P E T E R E A LT Y
Alicia Warburton 201.424.3042
Jenny Reese 727.420.7661
Jill Dunn 727.430.1293
Stephanie Ellis 727.278.5600
Leslie Trevathan-Ritch 727.492.5234
Carol Burquette 727.410.8888
Carole McGurk 727.510.9593
ON ANY THREE ITEMS OR
SAVE $100 FOR EVERY $600 YOU SPEND IN-STORE ONLY
CITRUS PARK 8314 CITRUS PARK DRIVE ACROSS FROM CITRUS PARK TOWN CENTER 813.920.9696 BRANDON 10015 ADAMO DRIVE HIGHWAY 60 1/2 MI. WEST OF BRANDON TOWN CENTER 813.621.7585 Discounts are taken off our Everyday Best Prices. Prior reductions may have been taken. Must buy three items in a single transaction to receive 20% discount. Limit one 20% offer per household. Three highest-priced items will receive 20% savings off our Everyday Best Prices. Any additional items purchased will receive lesser promotional savings, if $600 minimum is reached. Some exclusions apply. Ask a designer or visit ethanallen.com for details. Sale ends June 30, 2016. Â©2016 Ethan Allen Global, Inc.
Uni q ue ly Sa ndp earl. Uni q ue ly You .
Save up to 20% THIS SUMMER!
500 Mandalay Avenue U N I Q U E LY O PA L
855.454.0484 | sandpearl.com
A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES
EDITOR Katherine Snow Smith firstname.lastname@example.org PHOTO EDITOR COPY EDITOR
CREATIVE DIRECTOR Pegie Stark email@example.com
Patty Yablonski Cathy Keim
CONTRIBUTORS James Borchuck, Penny Carnathan, Lara Cerri, Douglas R. Clifford, Cheri Diez, Eve Edelheit, Xenishia Felton, Justin Grant, Monica Herndon, Octavio Jones, Scott Keeler, James Leonard, Jay Nolan, John Pendygraft, Valerie Romas, Amy Scherzer, Scott White Bay is published eight times a year by Times Publishing Co. and delivered to Tampa Bay Times subscribers in select neighborhoods in Pinellas, Hillsborough and Pasco counties. Copyright 2016. Vol. 9, No. 7. THE TAMPA BAY TIMES CHAIRMAN AND CEO Paul C. Tash EDITOR AND VICE PRESIDENT Neil Brown VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES AND MARKETING
$ ! " $ " $ #
$' 1" ' $
NATIONAL / MAJOR RETAIL ADVERTISING MANAGER ADVERTISING MANAGER
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING MANAGER
St. Petersburg Retail Advertising Manager Clearwater Retail Advertising Manager Tampa Advertising Manager
Brandon Advertising Sales Manager Pasco / Hernando Retail Manager Automotive / Real Estate Manager MARKETING MANAGER
Tony Del Castillo Luby Sidoff Larry West
FULFILLMENT MANAGER Gerald Gifford IMAGING AND PRODUCTION Gary Zolg, Brian J. Baracani Jr.,
Ralph W. Morningstar, Patsy Boatright, Orville Creary, Greg Kennicutt DISTRIBUTION MANAGER Jim Thompson
-3, 1) *$% 3* 4)3, )*4 ) 1" ))%))% +
REGIONAL HOME DELIVERY MANAGERS Diann Bates, David Maxam
To view the magazine online, visit www.tampabay.com/bay To order photo reprints, visit www.tampabay.com/photosales To advertise in Bay magazine: (727) 893-8535
VISIT US | LOEWSHOTELS.COM | 800.23.LOEWS
some down time.
#TravelForReal meghankluth Loews Don CeSar
LOEWS HOTELS & RESORTS ANNAPOLIS
LOEWS REGENCY •
NASHVILLE • NEW ORLEANS • ORLANDO • PHILADELPHIA • SAN DIEGO • SANTA MONICA • ST. PETE BEACH • TUCSON • WASHINGTON D.C.
NEW YORK SAN FRANCISCO
The difference is knowing where to ﬁnd it.
• Tommy Bahama • Lexington • Stanley • Palliser • Four Seasons • Fjords Leathers
• Capris • Braxton Culler • Bernhardt • Hunter Douglas Blinds & Shutters
B Bronze Lady L
• Tommy Bahama • Winston • Lloyd Flanders • Lane Venture • OW LEE
15015 Madeira Way • Madeira Beach, FL 33708 • 727-393-HOME (4663) Hours: Mon-Sat 10-6 • www.bronzeladyhome.com Furniture, Lamps, Art, Tropical Decor Design Service Available
• Woodard • Summer Classics • Berlin Gardens • Homecrest
from the editor
SHARING MEALS, MAKING MEMORIES Food can be divisive. Most people, and not just those under the age of 10, have strong opinions on whether a birthday cake should have chocolate or vanilla icing. Is grouper better blackened or fried? Alfredo or red sauce for the linguine? Some wouldnâ€™t consider a Caesar salad a Caesar salad without the anchovies while others will send it back if the little silver fish came anywhere near their romaine. These strong preferences are nothing compared with the emotions food evokes from vegans or vegetarians. And try telling someone avoiding all gluten that their nutritional stance is just a fad. But just as some politicians are telling their opponentsâ€™ supporters there are more issues that unite them than divide them, the same goes for food. We all have specific tastes and strong opinions,
and thereâ€™s probably nothing, not even sports, that brings us together as much as food. We share recipes. We share horror stories of recipes gone bad. We admit our guilty pleasures. We agree with or lament the latest restaurant review. Talk of travel usually turns to food. You went to New Orleans, how was CafĂŠ Du Monde? Did you go to Tavern on the Green or Gramercy Tavern in New York? A cruise? What did they serve at the midnight buffet? Aside from conversing about food, we love, of course, to actually consume food together. From hole-in-the-wall burger joints to white tablecloths establishments, food is better when shared with someone else. Even bad food is better with others because thereâ€™s someone to commiserate with or you can eat off their plate. While Iâ€™m all for being present and not
.* " ,(, ,/ ($( *.**.%0 $"' (' #-0!&! ,' %0!-&! )/", ()'$!
thinking about the past or the future, food isnâ€™t just an in-the-moment experience. Whether itâ€™s a Dairy Queen Blizzard on a road trip up Interstate 95, the Tamarind tomatillo lamb shanks for your anniversary or the standby breakfast-fordinner you make on Sunday nights, food makes memories. Our food editor, Michelle Stark, received a slew of heartfelt responses for the newspaperâ€™s Taste section when she asked readers to send in stories of meals they made or shared with their moms. For Bayâ€™s annual food issue, I enjoyed visiting several home chefs in their kitchens to learn about their memories of food and how they became so interested in preparing it. I saw celebrity chef Michael Mina in action preparing a feast for art museum patrons at Locale. He served most of the delicious food family style to encourage more sharing and discussion of meal.
I asked longtime restaurateur Suzy Johnson to create the perfect picnic. Her menu is divine yet, somehow, simple. This issue also features fun and beautiful accessories for preparing and serving food along with cocktails to compliment it. We have a spread of distinctive kitchens from homes around Tampa Bay. We also show you a few professional chefs at work in their commercial kitchens â€” in case you have decided, like foodie Janet Hunter, that your favorite thing to make is a reservation. Thank you for reading. â€” Katherine Snow Smith Have comments, questions? Let us know. Contact Katherine Snow Smith at (727) 893-8785 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
R E / M A X
M E T R O JAMES TUTEN
The Home Team James@hometeamtb.com 727-644-3370
WE DOMINATE THE TAMPA BAY LUXURY MARKET!
DAVE & MAGGIE SMITH
email@example.com 727-573-2727 firstname.lastname@example.org 727-385-2688
SUE & NED HANDS
The Hands Team email@example.com 727-239-5650 firstname.lastname@example.org 727-460-8435
LEISA & MATT ERICKSON Erickson & Associates email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org 727-580-4043
JERILYN & REBEKAH RUSH The Rush Group
JULIE JONES & KATHRYN KRAYER ZIMRING
email@example.com 813-927-6795 firstname.lastname@example.org 813-917-4544
JJ and The Z email@example.com 727-452-8497
JJ and The Z homes@JJandtheZ.com 727-344-9191
specialagentrebecca@ gmail.com 727-365-1007
LIBBY & RON SALAMONE
The Vann Team firstname.lastname@example.org 727-510-0265
JULIA BRAZIER & TRACY REYES
email@example.com 727-560-6676 firstname.lastname@example.org 727-709-1800
The Priority Team email@example.com 727-403-2237 Julia firstname.lastname@example.org 727-743-2853 Tracy
Visit our new website at:
Call us, and get the attention – and the results you deserve.
ST PETERSBURG •
J. DAVID VANN
Metroagents.com TREASURE ISLAND •
TIERRA VERDE •
F E AT U R E D
P R O P E RT I E S
wAC Li T st IV in gE
L U X E L I S T
You’ve Seen th the Signs. Is it Time to Sel Sell? ll? 660 Bay Laurel Ct NE Placido Bayou-Custom Built Waterfront Home in the Estates Section with Access to Tampa Bay - Dock and Lift. Spectacular Kitchen opens to Family Room with Fireplace. Downstairs Master Suite. Covered, Screened Lanai. Located on a Quiet Cul de Sac Street. 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,698 Sq Ft, 3 CG, Pool Offered for $799,900 Contact JJ and the Z at 727-344-9191 Julie Jones or Kathryn Krayer Zimring
Call JJ and the Z We Know Real Estate tat te
544 Pinellas Bayway S, Unit# PH1 Desirable Penthouse with Dazzling Water Views Situated on the Grand Canal with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico. Spectacular Sunsets from Two Private Balconies. Private Deeded End Boat Slip Easily Fits a Large Boat. Private Cabana Room and Screened Lanai with Pool Access. Close to Restaurants and Shops. Minutes to Beaches. 3 BR, 3 BA, 2,295 Sq Ft, 1 CG Offered for $725,000 Contact JJ and the Z at 727-344-9191 Julie Jones or Kathryn Krayer-Zimring
F E AT U R E D
K AT H RY N
209 Corsino Way S Three Levels of Luxury Living with Panoramic Water Views From Every Room! Gorgeous Open Kitchen with Bar Counter, Formal Dining, Oversized Master Suite with Double Closets, Spacious Bath and Junior Suite. Home Theater with Stadium Seating, Fully Gated Double Lot, Deeded Dock with 10,000lb Boat Lift. Built in Bar, Recreation Room and Fitness Room. 3 BR, 4 BA, 4,080 Sq Ft, 3 CG Offered for $699,000 Contact JJ and the Z at 727-344-9191 Julie Jones or Kathryn Krayer-Zimring
L U X E L I S T
F E AT U R E D
P R O P E RT I E S
LET OUR EXPERIENCE = YOUR SUCCESS!
1940 ILLINOIS AVE NE | VENETIAN ISLES 4 BR, 3 BA, 2,629 SqFt, 3 CG Waterfront Living. Open Concept. Updated Kitchen. Covered outdoor patio. Large paver pool deck. Pool and Hot Tub. 2005 corrugated, extra wide seawall and dock. 2006 Triple Point remodel and additions. Amazing views of the Skyway Under Contract for $897,000 | The Vann Team 727-510-0265
1059 SABLE CT NE | CAYA COSTA 4 BR, 3.5 BA, 3,686 SqFt, 3 CG 1988 Block Construction. Updated Kitchen. Huge Master Bath and Walk-in Closet. Downstairs Master Bedroom. In-law suite. Enclosed, screened pool and spa. Located on a cul de sac. Under Contract for $640,000 | The Vann Team 727-510-0265
DAVID VAN N
626 35TH AVE N | ALLENDALE TERRACE 5 BR, 3.5 BA, 2,568 SqFt, 2 CG Mediterranean style home. Built in 2016. Open concept floor plan. Wood floors. Granite counter tops. Stainless steel appliances. Wet bar and wine cooler. Walk-in pantry. LED lighting throughout. Master bathroom walk-in closet and jetted jacuzzi tub. Rear entry garage. Sold for $579,000 | The Vann Team 727-510-0265
luxelist – featured properties
2755 BULLARD DRIVE (THE GLADE): Your private golf retreat awaits you here. Private park-like setting tucked away in a quiet golf course neighborhood with unobstructed views across 3 manicured fairways. This executive estate offers nearly 10k sq ft., 3 master suites, 4 additional bedrooms and a sky-way entrance to an accessory dwelling w/ kitchen, 2 bedrooms. Paradise awaits you here - golf and beach retreat - minutes from TIA, Tampa, & St. Pete. OFFERED AT $2.155M. Contact Leisa Erickson at 727-580-4043.
1107 14TH AVE N (THE HISTORIC HOME OF AL CAPONE): If only the walls could talk in this historic home. This is undoubtedly one of the most soughtafter properties in Tampa Bay. Expansive estate home sits on a private walled triple lot with gardens, and an original 1920’s shuffleboard court. Opulence awaits as you enter to beaming 10’ ceilings adorned with massive molding, coffered ceilings and a custom fireplace/mantel. 2900 sq ft, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom w/ office. Capone’s secret hideaway basement will make for the most interesting of dinner parties. OFFERED AT $699K. Contact Leisa Erickson at 727-580-4043.
1212 15TH AVE N: As experts in off-market properties, we found a buyer’s dream estate and brought them forward to a home owner who needed to sell and made two dreams come true for two families. This one-of-a-kind Chateau Estate, built in 1939 by the architect of the original Bay Bridge has 4500 sq ft, 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, sweeping spiral staircase with unique Turret powder-room, pool & pool cabana with attached 2 car garage all nestled on the tree-lined, brick streets of quaint Euclid-St. Paul’s neighborhood. Call us today to find your dream home! SOLD FOR $675K. Contact Leisa Erickson at 727-580-4043.
M AT T LEISA
8021 LAKE SEMINOLE TERRACE (THE LAKE HOUSE): Rare opportunity to live on the shores of Lake Seminole. New construction home ready June 1st. Offering gourmet kitchen, 5 bedrooms, 3 baths, hand-scraped hardwood flooring, Moen fixtures, outdoor luxury package, lanai and 3 car garage. Enjoy time paddle-boarding, jet-skiing, water-skiing, and boating on the lake w/ a community boat ramp and dock. Tremendous value for a waterfront lifestyle. OFFERED AT $499K. Contact Leisa Erickson at 727-580-4043. S T P E T E R S B U R G ....................727-896-1800 T I E R R A V E R D E ........................727-867-3100 T R E A S U R E I S L A N D ...............727-397-1800
found it! DRINK UP
Is it glass or is it acrylic? Trending now, acrylic glassware that looks like crystal. Perfect for the boat or outside dining. Use it inside, too. It’s pretty enough for any table, formal or casual. Can’t quite give up glass? Then dress it up with the real thing — juice glasses that can be used as votives. The animal prints add a sweet touch of whimsy to your table.
Acrylic ice bucket ($35) and martini glasses ($15 each). Choice of monogram, included in the price. Animal print juice glasses or votive candle holders, made of glass ($6 each). Meridian Gifts, Dade City. Acrylic “Peacock” collection of glasses: champagne flute, highball, water and wine ($8-$10). Casa di Mazzaro, St. Petersburg. Photograph by Scott Keeler
AN ARTFUL COOK You can cook and entertain like an artist with these silk screened linen aprons, napkins and table runners by Celina Mancurti, St. Petersburg. At the picnic table or in your candlelit dining room, these pieces make any dining experience an artful event.
All items shown are 100 percent linen, silk screened by Celina Mancurti with water-based inks, sewn with organic cotton thread and made in the USA. Apron ($70), dish towels ($30), table runner with gold stripe ($90). All from Being, St. Petersburg. Photograph by Scott Keeler
Gulfport, FL 5 bedrooms, 4 full and 1 half baths $3,000,000 Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate Search U7769554 on ColdwellBankerHomes.com
THE POWER OF
Coldwell Banker Previews International® offers the world’s ﬁnest luxury real estate marketing – the proof is in the numbers.
More Than 725 Websites | Coldwell Banker’s® powerful online reach puts homes in front of 16 million potential buyers daily. $133 Million in Luxury Sales Daily* | Coldwell Banker agents handled more than $48 billion in luxury home sales in 2015. 110-Year Legacy of Trust | Coldwell Banker has been serving the needs of luxury home buyers and sellers since 1906. Trust your exceptional property with the only name that delivers unparalleled online exposure, a proven record of success and more than a century of experience: Previews®. Contact us today. COLDWELLBANKERHOMES.COM Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe, North America, South America
Belleair 727.581.9411 | Central Brandon 813.662.1610 | Clearwater 727.442.4111 | Clearwater Beach 727.443.3320 | Downtown St. Petersburg 727.821.3322 Island Estates 727.447.0040 | New Tampa 813.977.3500 | North Tampa 813.962.0631 | Palm Harbor 727.781.3700 | South Tampa 813.253.2444 St. Pete Beach 727.360.6927 | St. Petersburg Central 727.381.2345 | St. Petersburg Northeast 727.822.9111 | Tampa Southwest 813.286.6563 *Sales volume based on closed and recorded buyer and/or seller transaction sides of homes sold for $1 million or more as reported by afﬁliates in the U.S. Coldwell Banker® franchise system for the calendar year 2015. USD$. Total volume calculated by multiplying the number of buyer and/or seller sides by sales price. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service, and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal veriﬁcation. ©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Previews logo are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. 12253FL_4/16
THE MODERN TABLE Go geometric in muted tones for your summer table top. The upscale Umbra Shift line offers a variety of dishes, bowls, serving plates and cups in a unique design that echoes modern dining. Subtle variations in glaze add surprise elements in these sturdy yet exquisite pieces.
“Savore” ceramic salad bowl with acacia wood tongs by Umbra ($65). “Sediment” handmade partly glazed stoneware dinnerware by Umbra Shift ($25-$40). The unique design allows each piece to mix and match for nesting, stacking and covering. All from Being, St. Petersburg. Photograph by Scott Keeler
BEACHES IN THE USA
ST. PETE BEACH
Savor the ﬂavors of campﬁre s’mores on the beach. Enjoy a star-splashed stroll along the shoreline. Plunge down a three story water slide. Master the art of paddleboarding. Fly over the water on a jet pack. Dine. Shop. Sip tropical drinks at sand-in-your-toes beach bars. At TradeWinds, it’s more than just a beach vacation!
888.266.1232 | JustLetGo.com/BAY
MAKE IT LITERAL Want to start a conversation or put a smile on your guestsâ€™ faces? How about bringing out these beautiful ceramic inscribed serving pieces and utensils? Theyâ€™re also a perfect gift for the cook who likes to add a unique touch to a summer party.
Mud Pie serving dishes and utensils. Casserole ($42) and round dip bowl ($22) from Kt Janes Occasions, Tampa. Large platter ($51), from Meridian Gifts, Dade City.
Photograph by Scott Keeler
A CASUAL FEAST Cork, burlap, straw, wood and slate. Return to those natural materials for an outdoor or indoor meal. Warm the occasion with a handmade candle and a toast of thanks for the glorious summer days ahead.
Photograph by Scott Keeler
“Love to Cook” silk screen printed linen towel by artist Celina Mancurti ($22). Sleigh tray in natural ($265). Plato acacia wood bread board with removable angled ceramic bowls by Umbra ($40). Minted Grapefruit & Sage natural soy wax candle ($25), hand-poured in Ybor City by Seventh Avenue Apothecary, Tampa. All from Being, St. Petersburg. Mud Pie burlap “Thanks” wine bag ($11). Cork and neoprene wine bag ($14). Eco Accents burlap placemats with sea-themed prints ($8). All from Kt Janes Occasions, Tampa. Slate cutting board with knife ($22). Meridian Gifts, Dade City. “Sealife” wooden and pewter napkin rings ($7 each). Casa di Mazzaro, St. Petersburg.
B R E AT H TA K I N G Gulf front views from E V E R Y W I N D O W.
OpalSands.com | 855.454.0494
T H E S I G N AT U R E H O M E S O F
Campbell-Plummer & Merritt Carole Merritt
Considering a move? CALL US TODAY! www.CPMSignatureHomes.com
STUNNING – PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB
MASTERFULLY REDESIGNED CONTEMPORARY CONDO! Breathtaking water views. Open floor plan with 2 balconies, 2 parking spaces, 2 storage units and all-new hurricane windows. Rare opportunity for double unit in Bayfront Towers. 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 3,336 square feet. Offered for $2,000,000
STUNNING – PASADENA YACHT & COUNTRY CLUB Magnificent California contemporary home built in 2010 offering 105 ft. of waterfront. Hickory hardwood floors. Openwater views, elevator, ICF block construction and much more! 5 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, 5,078 square feet. Offered for $3,000,000
BREATHTAKING OPENWATER VIEWS 100 feet of open water! Over 8,000 square feet under roof, elegant gated circular drive, 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 4,294 square feet. Offered for $1,999,000
EAST SHORE IN TIERRA VERDE Contemporary home, 5 bedrooms, 6 baths, 4,500 square feet, openwater views in private enclave on 3/4 acre. Redesigned with spa-like master suite, gourmet kitchen, wine cellar, multi-level lanai and more! Offered for $3,000,000
BOATERS DREAM IN CAUSEWAY ISLES Open floor plan. Large dock with new pilings, deepwater lift & slip for large vessels. 3 bedrooms, 4 baths, 2,573 square feet.
LARGE CLASSIC COLONIAL HOME PRICE The ultimate combination of traditional charm and modern convenience. Meticulous renovation was completed in 2013. 6 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, 5,678 square feet. Offered for $1,225,000
Offered for $849,000
PRIVATE POOL HOME IN PYCC LISTING Spacious single-story home on half-acre lot. Master bedroom suite with views of the pool. 3-car garage, lush landscaping. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,100 square feet. Offered for $700,000
MAGNIFICENT TIERRA VERDE HOME LISTING Sits on an expansive .36-acre corner lot. Master suite with volume ceilings, sitting area. Covered lanai with summer kitchen, large lap pool. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 3,221 square feet. Offered for $749,000
To view ALL our listings, visit www.CPMSignatureHomes.com
From the Beach to the Bay We Lead the Way!
SPANISH-INSPIRED WATERFRONT HOME Built in 2010, this 5-bedroom, 5.5-bath, 5,352-square-foot home features 2 master suites, a guest house, elevator & courtyard pool. Offered for $1,675,000
BRAND-NEW LUXURY BEACH HOUSE Popular “Key West” design with modern flair. Walking distance to Madeira beach, restaurants and shopping. 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,320 square feet. Offered for $998,000
PYCC WATERFRONT RESIDENCE
Hardwood floors, high vaulted ceilings, solid wood cabinetry and granite countertops. lagoon pool with a stone waterfall. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,967 square feet. Offered for $795,000
SERENO CONDO CORNER UNIT!! 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, 2,820 SF Offered for $1,399,000
Start Living the Lifestyle You’ve Promised i dY Yourself! lf! THE SIGNATURE HOMES OF CAMPBELL-PLUMMER & MERRITT TAMMY CAMPBELL-PLUMMER | 727-455-2351
CAROLE MERRITT | 727-580-4447
BEAUTIFUL HOME IN PYCC This magnificent home enjoys many updates, such as gourmet kitchen, volume ceilings, pristine 3-car garage, screen-enclosed pool and spa, and outdoor pool bath. 4 bedrooms, 3 baths, 2,830 square feet. Offered for $775,000
Over 1/2 Billion in Closed Sales! 271547-1 296295-1
PICNIC WARE Rethink your dinnerware options for both outside picnics and indoor dining. Melamine is back, now trending in a variety of styles and sizes. Itâ€™s highly versatile, unbreakable and attractive. From coral-designed utensils to large platters and salad bowls, thereâ€™s a pattern for everyone. Our favorite: Octopus.
White dishes: White Rope ($10-$13). Colorful place mats and dinnerware: Succulent Garden ($9-$13). Octopus apron ($22), serving ware ($11-$37). All from Casa di Mazzaro, St. Petersburg. Photograph by Scott Keeler
Stores represented on FOUND IT! pages: being 1575 Fourth St. N St. Petersburg, FL 33704 (727) 822-6252 shopbeing.com
Casa di Mazzaro 3001 22nd Ave. N St. Petersburg, FL 33713 (727) 321-8500 casadimazzaro.com
Kt Janes Occasions 2120 S Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 251-5090
Meridian Gifts 37832 Meridian Ave. Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 567-4000
960 Gulf Blvd.
This magniﬁcent gated 5 bedroom, 7.5 bath Gulf front estate boasts countless amenities and stunning views. Elegant formal rooms combine with an open family room, wet bar, gourmet kitchen and breakfast area. 960GulfBlvd.com Offered at $6,900,000
Over Half a Billion Sold So Far! The Thorn Collection
©2014 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC fully supports the principles of the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Opportunity Act. Operated by a subsidiary of NRT LLC. Coldwell Banker, the Coldwell Banker logo, Coldwell Banker Previews International and the Previews logo are registered and unregistered service marks owned by Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. The property information herein is derived from various sources that may include, but not be limited to, county records and the Multiple Listing Service and it may include approximations. Although the information is believed to be accurate, it is not warranted and you should not rely upon it without personal verification.
120 14th Street
Enjoy gated island living in beautiful Belleair Beach. This gorgeous waterfront home boasts 195 ft. of spectacular panoramic water views and offers 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths of modern luxury and countless custom features. BelleairBeachRetreat.com Offered at $3,948,000
Over 140 Homes Sold in 2015. We consistently sell a home every 2.6 days ~ yours could be next. Martha Thorn
GOTTA HAVE A DUPATTA It’s a dress, it’s a scarf, it’s a wrap. Enjoy it on a warm summer night as a dress or on the boat as a shawl or scarf to cuddle when the sun goes down. Top it off with an elegant beaded collar clasped with a magnetic closure. This is easy to slip on for an evening out or when serving cocktails to your guests on the deck.
Dupatta scarf in assorted colors ($195); in real indigo dye ($215). Silk and cotton, 40 by 80 inches. Handmade, hand-dyed with hand-sewn pom-poms. Dody Boutique 107 Eighth Ave. St. Pete Beach dodyboutique.com Necklace, Fairchild Baldwin popcorn pearl with leather back, magnetic closure ($395). Model: Erica Alexis Deborah Kent Women’s Apparel 2120 S Dale Mabry Highway #A Tampa deborahkents.com
Photographs by Scott Keeler
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN THE CHEESECAKE FACTORY NORDSTROM BAZILLE THE PUB
THE CAPITAL GRILLE
DOC B’S FRESH KITCHEN
TAPS RESTAURANT & BAR
BRIO TUSCAN GRILLE
ZEN BISTRO GRILL + SUSHI
200 STORES • 16 RESTAURANTS WEST SHORE & BOY SCOUT BLVDS • TAMPA, FL • SHOPINTERNATIONALPLAZA.COM
Come enjoy shopping, dining and nightlife on Bay Street, International Plaza’s vibrant outdoor village filled with an exciting collection of restaurants. Bar Louie - Chic, urban restaurant and bar offering a variety of sandwiches, entrees, burgers, a large selection of appetizers and more. Martinis headline the drink selection, which also features 48 beers on tap as well as other bottled selections, wines by the glass or bottle. Bay Street. 813.874.1919
The Capital Grille - Nationally acclaimed for dry aged steaks, chops and seafood. Guests enjoy an award-winning wine list of more than 400 selections, mouth-watering appetizers and irresistible desserts. Gracious service and premier private dining. Bay Street. 813.830.9433
Blue Martini - The best bar in the business, featuring 25 superior martinis made to excite the senses and elevate the spirit. Enjoy the best in live entertainment and a tapas food menu created to complement the fine wine and spirits selection. Bay Street. 813.873.2583
The Cheesecake Factory - Renowned for its signature dessert (available in 50 varieties!), this destination dining experience offers a selection of 200 delicious dishes to satisfy any appetite and please any palate – creatively concocted appetizers, entrees, sandwiches, pizzas, pastas, salads and more. Bay Street. 813.353.4200
Brio Tuscan Grille - The food is all simply prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients. The menu features prime steaks and chops, homemade pasta specialties and flatbreads prepared in an authentic Italian woodburning oven. Brio’s villa-like interior features arched colonnades, handcrafted Italian mosaics, Venetian plaster walls and marble countertops. Bay Street. 813.877.3939 California Pizza Kitchen - A casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of inspired dishes, from hearth-baked pizzas, to creative salads, pastas, entrees, soups and sandwiches. Lower Level, near Nordstrom. 813.353.8155
Doc B’s Fresh Kitchen - Offering a casual and comfortable setting. They’re all about innovation and convenience with a focus on fresh, housemade, and locally minded dishes. You’re busy, but you deserve the best. Doc B’s proudly cooks for people who appreciate a great meal prepared by great people. It’s like an extension of your own kitchen. They also carry an extensive craft beer, wine and spirits selection. Bay Street. 813.498.6200 Earl of Sandwich - Take your pick of 20 hot, freshly prepared sandwiches on fresh-baked artisan bread. Along with freshly tossed salads, smoothies and desserts. Bay Street. 813.879.1762
LifeCafe - Offering only real, wholesome ingredients free of artificial additives, LifeCafe takes the hard work out of eating well. Eat from the menu with total confidence because, truly, if it’s at LifeCafe, it’s healthy. Life Time Athletic Tampa. 813.262.1300. Nordstrom Bazille - Full-service restaurant with a casually sophisticated atmosphere featuring bistro cuisine and a full bar. Fresh salads, specialty entrees, signature cocktails, wine list, and house-made desserts. Level 2, Nordstrom. 813.356.7916 Ocean Prime - The Modern American Supper Club. Enjoy the freshest seafood and prime steaks, wine list and handcrafted cocktails, complete with an outdoor patio, cocktail lounge and piano bar. Serving lunch Monday through Saturday and dinner nightly. Reservations accepted. A Cameron Mitchell Restaurant. Adjacent to Crate & Barrel at West Shore and Boy Scout entrance. 813.490.5288 Pelagia Trattoria - Zagat-rated for fresh, flavorful modern Italian cuisine made with a twist, Pelagia Trattoria features seasonal menus, handmade pastas and made-from-scratch appetizers to entrees. Chef Brett Gardiner uses only the highest quality ingredients available, including locally sourced foods. Lobby level, Renaissance Tampa Hotel, just steps from Bay Street. 813.313.3235 The Pub - Inspired by classic British pubs, this gathering spot serves high quality pub fare, as well as authentic dishes from across the British Empire including Fish & Chips, Shepherd’s Pie, English Pot Roast and London Broil. Enjoy a wide range of draught, bottled and cask-conditioned beers along with a great wine list and comprehensive selection of the finest spirits available. Bay Street. 813.443.5642
TAPS Restaurant & Bar - Proudly offering a ‘from scratch’ menu focusing on quality, taste and health. Enjoy over 300 of the world’s finest beers, 40 wines by the glass, and hand crafted cocktails featuring many small batch liquors. Perfect for lunch, dinner or happy hour! Happy Hour daily from 4-7pm offering a $5 food menu, $5 single liquor cocktail, $5 house wines and $1 off all drafts. Bay Street. 812.463.1968 YO! Sushi - Enjoy dishes that are freshly prepared daily by nifty kitchen ninjas, whether you are dining in, or taking away. Although sushi is at the heart of the restaurant’s menu, you can choose from over 80 Japanese inspired items, including delicious soups, rice or noodle-based dishes, salads, tempura and even hot classics like Chicken Katsu Curry, Salmon Firecracker Rice or Gyozas. Lower Level, Grand Court. 813.569.7970 Zen Bistro Grill + Sushi - From exciting tapas to specialty sushi rolls, Zen Bistro Grill + Sushi offers a full menu of dishes from all over Asia. Inspired by the modern-traditional philosophy of the cuisine, the engaging atmosphere rivals some of the best sushi bistros across the country. Bay Street. 813.443.0732
S H O P I N T E R N AT I O N A L P L A Z A . C O M
➤ CLICK TO VIEW TAMPA BAY’S TOP RESTAURANTS
A MAGAZINE OF THE TAMPA BAY TIMES
TAMPA BAY’S TOP RESTAURANTS
Summer bites BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH AND AMY SCHERZER
Summer is a great time to have friends over for a drink and appetizer before heading out to a local restaurant that’s a little less crowded these days. The days are longer, so there is plenty time to share your home with friends and then go out so nobody has to cook. We called on several women who are known for their flair for food to tell us about their favorite summer appetizer. Bon appétit. Photograph by Lara Cerri
Tart, sweet and salty ANJE BOGOTT Anje Bogott loves to entertain. She does it on both grand and small scale at her Snell Isle home in St. Petersburg. She has this appetizer for 40 down to a science. No cooking. No peeling. Four ingredients: Manchego, blueberries, green apples and honey still in the honeycomb. “My favorite thing about food is how you put it all together. One food can make the others pop,” she said. “With this, you have the tart apple, the sweetness of the honey, the saltiness of the cheese, and the blueberry makes it pop.” Her presentation makes it pop as well. Bogott picks splitleaf philodendron from her yard for a base on her wooden cutting board. Then she turns the raw honeycomb, the “star of the plate”, upside down and plops it out of the case, just like a pound cake. Bogott uses two different sized chunks and varieties of Manchego, which is made in the La Mancha region of Spain from sheep’s milk. She cuts several slices before serving it. “It’s like a cake, nobody wants to cut the first slice,” she explained. She also encourages her guests to put the whole apple slice, with cheese, honey and berry on top, into their mouth in one bite to get the full flavor and keep from spilling it. “You can’t nibble on this. You just stick it all in,” she said with a laugh. — Katherine Snow Smith
Anje Bogott’s favorite appetizer for summer is a platter of honeycomb, Manchego cheese, green apples and blueberries. Photographs by Lara Cerri
Deann Coop makes her bruschetta and endive appetizer, her go-to for summer, at her St. Petersburg home.
Photographs by Scott Keeler
Bruschetta and endive DEANN COOP Deann Coop makes complicated cakes, intricately decorated in ways that would intimidate the “Cake Boss.” Her St. Petersburg kitchen always has something creative taking place. But in the summer, she loves a simple appetizer that requires very little prep time. (That said, she warns you may have to go to three grocery stores to find the prettiest endive.) Using endive makes the treat a little healthier than eating it on a cracker and it holds up better, Coop said. First spread a little goat cheese on the endive. How much? “A schmear,” Coop suggests. Then drop a dollop of bruschetta and top with a shaving of Parmesan. There are numerous recipes to make your own bruschetta, but Coop has found she loves what’s already made at Mazzaro Italian Market or the Fresh Market. So why add an extra step on a hot summer evening? Just call your friends and open the wine. — Katherine Snow Smith
Indian nachos MARIE NAZARETH
Marie Nazareth prepares to make Indian nachos, an adaptation of Mumbai street food, at her Tampa home. Photographs by Octavio Jones
Marie Nazareth loved going to the bazaar in Mumbai with her mother when she was a child. She would smell the spices and squeeze the mangoes as they selected ingredients to cook for their large family. The vivid memory makes a local market the first stop when traveling anywhere with her husband, anesthesiologist Eric Nazareth, be it La Boqueria in Barcelona, the Borough in London, Pike Place in Seattle. And just last month, Oxbow in Napa. How better to get to know a place than eating your way through its food scene? At their Tampa home, her Indian nachos are a favorite. They are an adaptation of a Mumbai street food, a mash of potatoes and onions, spooned into fried puri puffs or scoop-shaped chips. “Inexpensive and filling,” she said. “You can mash in chickpeas, if you like. Another variation, instead of potatoes, is finely chopped, raw ahi tuna and cucumbers. It’s so versatile.”
Arrange the chips or puffs on a large platter and spoon a tablespoon of the potato mixture into each one. Topping with chopped tomatoes adds a bit of salsa flair. Drizzle with lightly whisked yogurt and chutney — she likes to use two flavors — coriander mint and tamarind date. “I make (chutney) in the food processor so there’s no preservatives,” she said, “but it’s easy enough to pick it up in an Indian grocery store. I put it on everything, fish, chicken … my toast.” A sprinkle of chopped cilantro and a handful of crunchy Sev noodles, and the appetizer is a crowd wow. “If there is any extra mixture leftover, make it into patties and fry it,” Nazareth said. “It becomes a meal.” — Amy Scherzer
Marie Nazareth tops her assembled Indian nachos appetizer with fresh chopped cilantro.
INGREDIENTS ½ tsp. chili powder ½ tsp. roasted ground cumin powder Salt and pepper to taste 4 medium-size peeled, boiled, mashed potatoes Juice of 1 lime or lemon 1 medium onion, finely chopped 20-24 puris, or use Tostitos Lime chips, Fajita scoops or any variety of your choice 3 Roma tomatoes, chopped Cilantro mint chutney Tamarind date chutney 1 cup plain yogurt, whisked and chilled Sev for garnish (fine, thin-fried lentil flour with spices) Chopped cilantro leaves for garnish (puris, chutneys and Sev available at Indian grocery stores)
DIRECTIONS 1. Have all components ready to assemble; mix chili powder, cumin and salt. 2. Boil potatoes; when cool, mash, add onion, lime juice and salt to taste. 3. On a large platter, arrange the puris/nachos/scoops, add one tablespoon of potato mixture, top with chopped tomato, drizzle chutneys, yogurt, sprinkle chili, cumin powder and salt, garnish with Sev and chopped cilantro. Serve immediately.
CILANTRO MINT CHUTNEY INGREDIENTS One bunch of cilantro, washed and roughly chopped ½ cup mint leaves ½ medium onion 1 green chili ¼ tsp. chopped fresh ginger or powder Salt to taste Juice of 1 lime or lemon 1 tsp. sugar
DIRECTIONS Mix all in blender or food processor; add water if too thick.
TAMARIND DATE CHUTNEY INGREDIENTS 8-10 seedless dates ½ cup tamarind concentrate or liquid of seedless tamarind, soaked in warm water ¼ cup dried cranberries 6 tbsp. water ½ tsp. roasted ground cumin powder Salt to taste DIRECTIONS Mix all in blender or food processor.
SPICED ALMONDS INGREDIENTS 2 tsp. Kosher salt ½ tsp. ground cumin 2 tsp. ground ginger 1 tsp. red pepper flakes ¼ cup sesame seeds ¾ cup sugar 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 3 cups blanched almonds
Spiced almonds JANET HUNTER Janet Hunter made home-cooked meals every night for her family for years and always baked from scratch a coffee cake with sour cream or some other sweet for weekend breakfasts. Guests loved the chance to put their feet under her table. But as she has gotten just a tad older (and wiser) she has one favorite thing to make: “A reservation,” Hunter said with a laugh from her Passa-Grille home. She also regularly makes her spiced almonds to keep on hand in the freezer for when company drops by or when she and her husband, Bill, watch the sunset. The recipe calls for whole blanched almonds, which Hunter orders online from Nuts.com in New Jersey. The box they arrive in always makes her laugh. It’s covered in phrases reading: “I hope you’re hungry,” “Three generations of family nuttiness,” and “What are you waiting for? Open us.” Her other tip for the addictive nuts is to use two forks to separate them from each other when they are stuck together after the sugar caramelizes. “You have to do it quickly while they are still warm,” Hunter said. “That’s the important secret.” — Katherine Snow Smith
Pass-a-Grille resident Janet Hunter’s favorite appetizer for summer: blanched almonds roasted in the oven with sugar and spices like ginger and cumin. Photographs by Lara Cerri
1. Mix the salt, cumin, ginger, red pepper flakes and sesame seeds together with ¼ cup of sugar. 2. Heat the oil in a heavybottomed saute pan over medium heat. 3. Add the nuts and stir continuously until they start to smell fragrant, about 2 minutes. Sprinkle in ½ cup sugar and shake the pan regularly to keep the nuts from burning. Stir only when the sugar starts to caramelize. Remove the saute pan from heat when the nuts are a dark golden brown and smoking slightly. 4. Quickly stir in the spice mixture and toss to coat well. 5. Spread the nuts out on parchment paper. Using forks, separate from one another while still hot. 6. After they cool, store in air-tight container or bag until ready to eat.
Green goddess dressing TWEED ECKHARD
Tweed Eckhard prepares a green goddess dressing at her home in South Tampa. Photograph by Monica Herndon
GREEN GODDESS DRESSING INGREDIENTS ¼ cup Italian parsley 10 large basil leaves 3 tbsp. chopped chives 2 tbsp. cilantro Leaves from 1 sprig of tarragon 2 scallions, chopped 1 avocado, peeled and pitted ¼ cup Hellmann’s mayonnaise
2 tbsp. white wine vinegar ¼ cup lemon juice 2 tbsp. raw honey 3 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil ½ tsp. sea salt ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper
Tweed Eckhard credits her mom for her love of cooking. “My mom is such a great cook. I grew up eating wonderful food she prepared,” she said. “She was always trying new recipes. We used to make fun of her though, because we’d have friends over and she’d be making something we thought was embarrassing, like French chicken with prunes.” Eckhard tries to make a new dish for her family of five every couple of weeks. She sometimes reaches for the library of Gourmet magazines from the 1970s through ’90s that her grandfather gave her mother every year for three decades. Some new recipes settle into her family’s rotation of favorites while others, such as Gwyneth Paltrow’s Korean chicken tacos, are one-hit wonders. “They had about 87 ingredients. You make the marmalade. You make the barbecue sauce. You make the kimchi,” she said with a laugh. “Gwyneth clearly has a staff to help with those Korean tacos.” Eckhard, however, doesn’t shy away from time and effort in the kitchen of her South Tampa home. Along with nightly dinners, the interior designer regularly makes her own granola, banana bread and soups such as bouillabaisse, tomato basil or lemon chicken orzo. She loves to serve a thick green goddess dressing with colorful vegetables for a lighter summer appetizer. If there’s any left, she spreads it on French bread for sandwiches the next day. “It’s great with tomatoes and mozzarella or turkey, a mild cheese and a slice of tomato,” she said. — Katherine Snow Smith
Puree all ingredients in a blender. Serve with vegetables.
A casual restaurant with an upscale atmosphere featuring fine wines by the glass and bottle. Offering charcuterie and cheese platters, along with chef inspired entrees and small plates.
Restaurant & Wine Bar 300 Beach Drive N.E., St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
727.851.9582 | AnnataWine.com
Café Largo. Award-winning Chef Dominique Christini
Events every month at Café Largo ... Wine & Fromage Tastings
Explore and savor wines from small growers in select French wine-growing regions. Accompanied by artisanal cheeses and fresh-baked breads. Presented by Jean Christini of JF Wine Imports.
Enjoy entrees artfully paired with wines that will subtly enhance and complement their ﬂavors ... and discover favorite new wines in the process. It’s the classic win-win.
Coming Up... Father’s Day Wine Dinner • June 16, 17, 18 Treat Dad with a fresh, delicious, sumptuous meal!
Bastille Celebration • July 14, 15, 16 On Saturday, July 16, we will be open for a casual lunch, with a game of Petanque for those wanting to participate.
Chef Dominique shares his love of cooking in a unique, hands-on setting. Learn the ﬁner points of preparing classic French dishes starting at 11:30 am on Saturdays.
Visit our website for times and pricing. 12551 Indian Rocks Road, No. 18; Largo 33774 • (727) 596-6282 • CafeLargoRestaurant.com Open Tuesday – Saturday 5-10 pm • Reservations recommended
Sea Salt is located in St. Peteâ€™s charming downtown, two blocks from the waterfront. Diners are greeted in an urban-style restaurant with designer-decorated niches and patios, a wine tower with 5,000 bottles, a bar and lounge with an oyster bar, and a private dining room. The freshest, highest-quality ingredients distinguish a broad menu that leans toward Italian and seafood.
183 2nd Avenue North, St. Petersburg
Scenery rules at a picnic, so keep the food simple. BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY SCOTT KEELER
he most elegant picnic on record might just be the one Grace Kelly and Cary Grant shared in To Catch a Thief. She drove him in a light blue roadster convertible high above Monaco, swerving around hairpin turns, barely missing buses and pedestrians. They pulled off the road to just the right spot overlooking the azure Mediterranean with tiled rooftops and bougainvillea dotting the hills below. And what did the heiress and suspected jewel thief dine on in this most luxurious setting? Cold chicken and beer from a wicker basket. Grant drank his straight from the bottle. Kelly used a glass. They ate their chicken right off the bone, holding it with paper napkins. Chef Suzy Johnson applauds the menu in the Alfred Hitchcock classic because picnics are not meant to be the height of gourmet with all the latest tastes and trends. The scenery and surroundings are magnificent. The food should be simple and easy to eat. “A picnic is simple. It’s cold. I don’t think you should have to use a knife at all,” said Johnson, who is known to Tampa Bay diners as the former owner of Apropos, a go-to downtown lunch spot in St. Petersburg in the 1980s and again when she reopened in 2010.
Chef Suzy Johnson, who lives on a 36-foot houseboat in St. Petersburg, first learned to feed a crowd while working on a boat.
She sold her eatery known for its tomato tarts and tarragon chicken salad in 2012 to focus on catering. For the past three years Johnson has lived on a 36-foot houseboat at Demens Landing working as a personal chef preparing meals at people’s homes for as few as two or as many as 100. Ironically, it was on a boat that Johnson first learned to feed a crowd. At age 21 she was a cook for a crew of six that was delivering a sailboat from the Bahamas to England. Before that, however, Johnson helped her mother, who hosted a local women’s talk show in Virginia in the late 1960s and ’70s. Johnson always enjoyed working with the show’s cooking segment the most. Johnson prepared a beautiful, yet simple, picnic that you’ll want to duplicate for afternoons or evenings out on the boat. And if you get rained out, try throwing a blanket on the living room floor and picnicking while you watch To Catch a Thief.
A perfect picnic menu TO DRINK Watermelon lemonade with mint APPETIZERS Smoked salmon deviled eggs Jalapeno guacamole with chips SUPPER Crispy oven-baked chicken Potato salad of new potatoes, French green beans and asparagus with lemon vinaigrette Orzo salad with roasted veggies and basil and feta DESSERT Watermelon slices, fresh strawberries and blueberries Chocolate chip pecan blondies Lemon squares
SMOKED SALMON DEVILED EGGS
INGREDIENTS 4-6 eggs 2 ounces smoked salmon ¼ cup sour cream ¼ cup mayonnaise 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
INGREDIENTS 4 Haas avocados ½ cup chopped red onion ½ fresh jalapeno chopped (with seeds) 3 tbsp. fresh lemon juice 1 garlic clove minced 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper 1 tsp. kosher salt 1 tomato, seeded and chopped
DIRECTIONS 1. Boil eggs, cut off tops, scoop out yolk. 2. Shred 1 ounce of salmon in a food processor. 3. Pulse yolks, shredded salmon and next 4 ingredients until smooth, transfer to piping bag or plastic bag with tip cut off. 4. Pipe into eggs. 5. Cut remaining ounce of salmon into thin ½ inch x 1 ½ inch strips and roll into rosettes. 6. Place on top of eggs. 7. Garnish with sprig of fresh dill, and fresh ground pepper.
DIRECTIONS 1. Cut avocados in half, scoop out flesh into bowl. 2. Add next 6 ingredients, toss well to coat with lemon juice. 3. Using 2 knives, slice through mixture to combine, leaving large chunks of avocado intact. 4. Gently mix in chopped tomato. 5. Taste for seasoning, adjust with more salt and pepper if needed. 6. Serve with tortilla chips.
POTATO SALAD INGREDIENTS 1 pound asparagus tips 1 pound French green beans 1 pound new potatoes 1/3 cup lemon juice or good red wine vinegar 1/3 tablespoons good olive oil 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped chives DIRECTIONS 1. Roast asparagus in oven with a drizzle of olive oil and salt. 2. Cut beans in half, blanche about 3 minutes, shock with ice water. 3. Quarter potatoes and boil until soft, about 10 minutes. 4. Mix next 3 ingredients together. 5. Drain potatoes and add ¾ of lemon mixture; stir. 6. Add asparagus and green beans and last of dressing. 7. Add sea salt and fresh ground pepper to taste.
OVEN-BAKED CHICKEN INGREDIENTS Zest of one lemon 1 garlic clove, minced 1 tablespoon fresh thyme 2 cups Panko 1 tablespoon butter, melted 1 tablespoon olive oil ½ cup Dijon mustard ½ cup dry white wine 3- to 4-pound whole organic chicken, cut into eight pieces DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Pulse lemon, garlic and thyme in food processor until fine. 3. Add mixture to Panko with melted butter and olive oil. 4. Whisk Dijon and wine together. 5. Cut chicken into eight pieces (you can ask butcher to do this). 6. Rinse, pat dry. 7. Dip into Dijon mixture, press one side of chicken onto plate of Panko. 8. Put plain side down on sheet pan; roast 40 minutes
ORZO WITH ROASTED VEGETABLES (Serves 6)
From Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten INGREDIENTS 1 small eggplant, peeled and ¾-inch diced 1 red bell pepper, 1-inch diced 1 yellow bell pepper, 1-inch diced 1 red onion, peeled and 1-inch diced 2 garlic cloves, minced 1/3 cup good olive oil 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper ½ pound orzo 4 scallions, minced (white and green parts) ¼ cup pine nuts, toasted ¾ pound good feta, ½-inch diced (not crumbled) 15 fresh basil leaves, cut into chiffonade For the dressing: 1/3 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons) 1/3 cup good olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. 2. Toss the eggplant, bell peppers, onion, and garlic with the olive oil, salt and pepper on a large baking sheet. 3. Roast for 40 minutes, until browned, turning once with a spatula. 4. Meanwhile, cook the orzo in boiling salted water for 7 to 9 minutes, until tender. 5. Drain and transfer to a large serving bowl. 6. Add the roasted vegetables to the pasta, scraping all the liquid and seasonings from the roasting pan into the pasta bowl. 7. Combine the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper and pour on the pasta and vegetables. 8. Let cool to room temperature. 9. Then add the scallions, pine nuts, feta and basil. 10. Check the seasonings, and serve at room temperature.
LEMON BARS FOR CRUST INGREDIENTS 1 stick unsalted butter (room temperature) ¼ cup sugar 1 cup flour Pinch salt DIRECTIONS 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. 2. Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy in mixer bowl. 3. Mix flour and salt together, then add to butter mixture with mixer on low until just mixed. 4. Dump mixture onto a floured board and roll into a ball. 5. Transfer to an 8- x 8-inch pan, spread out and flatten evenly across pan to corners. 6. Chill while assembling filling ingredients. 7. Bake for 15 minutes at 350 degrees or until lightly browned. 8. Cool on wire rack. FOR FILLING INGREDIENTS 3 extra large eggs, room temperature 1 ½ cups sugar 1 tbsp. lemon zest ½ cup lemon juice ½ cup flour Powdered sugar, for serving DIRECTIONS 1. Whisk together all ingredients, except powdered sugar, and pour over cooled crust. 2. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees or until set. 3. Cool on wire rack. 4. Sprinkle with powdered sugar before cutting.
Receive a FREE 2 fl. oz. bottle of spice blend with your next purchase. Valid only at ST. PETE Savory Spice. May not be combined with any other offers. Not valid for online purchases. Expires 8/31/16
400 Beach Dr. NE • Suite #173 • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Mon-Fri: 10am-6pm, Sat: 10am-7pm, Sun: 11am-4pm (727) 290-9893 288977-1
Where East Meets West Dishes from Korea, China, Japan, India,Vietnam and Thailand VEGAN • VEGETARIAN • GLUTEN-FREE DISHES Home Of The Banh Mi Sandwich Homemade Signature Desserts: Cakes, Cupcakes, Cheesecake, Vegan Panna Cotta, Vegetarian Mousse Plan your next Special Event with us • Offsite Catering also Available
Tampa Bay Times Top Restaurants 2016 We welcome Walk-Ins and Reservations 4148 Rowan Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34653 • 727-372-9545 www.zenforrest.com for our full menu and special events
Visit us on
1250 S. MISSOURI AVE. CLEARWATER 727 446 0797 | WWW.ABESPLACE.COM
rm Florida Wate
is always served
Florida. For recipes visit FreshFromFlorida.com
Kelly Hughes Designs melamine bowl and plate ($28 each), neoprene wine cooler ($34). RosanneBeck acrylic wine glass ($21). Boatman Geller acrylic tray ($95). 1895 coral printed trinket tray ($40). Monograms included in prices. All from Kt Janes Occasions, Tampa. Photographs by Scott Keeler
Name it! Monograms have been around forever, but a reimagining of the ancient art allows you to be in control. Select a background, a specific font and a color. Itâ€™s all mix and match with you as the artist. These lovely items make the perfect personalized hostess, birthday, wedding or thank-you gifts. Or maybe itâ€™s time for you to celebrate your own initials, so treat yourself!
Monogrammed gifts: Kt Janes Occasions 2120 S Dale Mabry Highway Tampa, FL 33629 (813) 251-5090 Meridian Gifts 37832 Meridian Ave. Dade City, FL 33525 (352) 567-4000 Ann Page coasters ($35 pack of 25). Boatman Geller pillow ($70), square tray ($95). Monograms included in prices. All from Kt Janes Occasions, Tampa. Corkcicle (wine) canteen can be monogrammed, 25 oz. ($33). Meridian Gifts, Dade City. Photographs by Scott Keeler
Regional Mexican and Latin Fare
“Best M Mexican e i Restaurant” Tampa Bay Times, 2016
4912 4th Street North, St Petersburg • 727-527-8728 • www.RedMesaRestaurant.com 128 3rd Street South, Downtown St Pete • 727-896-8226 • www.RedMesaCantina.com 1100 1st Avenue North, St Petersburg • 727-954-7430 • www.RedMesaMercado.com SP85383 SP85383
fresh food. custom built.
Smoothie Banana Nut Crunch
SOUPS FROYO JUICES
Clean Box Frozen Yogurt 727-577-3070 | Ibis Walk 10328 Roosevelt Blvd N. St. Petersburg, FL 33716 Order Online: www.freshii.com
Juice Green Energy
Monday to Friday 7:30am to 9:00pm Saturday 9:00am to 9:00pm Sunday 9:00am to 4:00pm freshiistpetersburgibiswalk
GRILL IT! INDOORS
BRING OUTDOOR FLAVOR INSIDE WITH AN INFRARED GRILL BY MICHELLE STARK PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAY NOLAN
his summer, wouldn’t it be nice to bring the grilling indoors, away from the heat and the bugs? Start cooking dinner in minutes with an indoor grill. A new one, the Philips Smoke-Less Infrared Grill, offers a way for cooks to get a taste of the outdoor grill inside their kitchens. These particular grills are similar to gas grills, except their heat source comes from infrared technology as opposed to a direct flame. The idea is to reduce the amount of smoke given off, making the appliance ideal for use indoors. During a recent cooking demonstration at Williams-Sonoma’s Tampa location, we saw the grill in action — and tasted the food to see how it compared with cooking on charcoal.
Lisa-Marie Leihy and daughter Sarina, 10, watch chef Megan Woods use the grill at Williams-Sonoma.
In terms of food preparation, it’s the same process as an outdoor grill: Select your meats (or vegetables) of choice, rub with marinade or dry seasonings, then cook on the grill. Just like an outdoor grill, you lay the food across a grate (so grill marks aren’t out of the question) situated above the infrared heat source instead of fire. The grate preheats in six minutes or less. As the food cooks, far less smoke is given off than during your typical outdoor barbecue. At the in-store demonstration, we noticed hardly any smoke at all. Just about anything you can cook on an outdoor grill, you can cook on an indoor grill. A constant cooking temperature — of 446 degrees for this particular grill — means that all of the food cooks evenly. The high temperature also means that meats can be nicely seared. Try adding wood chips to the drip pan of the grill to create a smoky taste. And the grill, which is about 20 inches wide and 15 inches deep, can easily fit on a countertop. It’s light enough — just 12 pounds — that it can be moved around the kitchen, or the house, with ease. So what about the food? Beverly Buss, general manager of the Williams-Sonoma at International Plaza, says she likes to cook almost anything on the grill she has at home. Her favorite thing is “probably vegetables with a little olive oil and seasoned with some of our rubs.” The cooking demonstration, led by Megan Woods, a chef who once owned a catering company in Tampa and now teaches classes at Williams-Sonoma, showcased a wide variety of grillables: onions, romaine lettuce and peppers for the vegetables, plus boneless chicken thighs, marinated flank steak and tofu. The taste was comparable to that of gas grill preparation. An indoor grill is similarly versatile, too, meaning next time the idea of cooking over a smoky grill in 90-degree heat doesn’t sound appealing, consider doing it all from your kitchen counter.
Manuel Caride and Daniel Jimenez seem pleased as they eat a salad prepared on a Philips Smoke-Less Infrared Grill. Their business, the Vegan Gents, holds cooking classes in Tampa.
Danny and I love the urban city lifestyle and all that it affords us, unfortunately that means no outdoor space to BBQ. ” MANUEL CARIDE commenting on the convenience of the indoor grill
This salad with cooked chicken, steak, tofu, limes, peppers, onions and romaine was prepared for participants at the demonstration. The Philips Smoke-Less Infrared Grill is available at WilliamsSonoma ($300); more information is available at philips.com.
There’s a NEW
NEW TO GULFPORT!
GREAT FOOD • GREAT DRINKS • NEW HAPPY HOUR SPECIALS
OLD FLORIDA ATMOSPHERE IN GULFPORT’S CHARMING SEASIDE DISTRICT – PERFECT FOR WEDDINGS & SPECIAL EVENTS
3038 Beach Blvd., Gulfport, FL • 727-328-2720 www.FishBarAndGrilleGulfport.com Reservations@FishBarAndGrilleGulfport.com Open Tuesday-Sunday 11:30am-10:00pm
Please visit all of our award winning restaurants
BREAKFAST - LUNCH - DINNER Albert Whitted Airport, Second Floor \PMPIVOIZ[\XM\MKWU ÂŒ
Relaxed Coastal Cuisine Indoor-Outdoor Dining
Banquets & Private Parties
)LHJO +YP]L 5, Â‹ +V^U[V^U :[ 7L[LYZI\YN ILHJOZLHMVVKJVT Â‹
One Dali Blvd St. Petersburg, FL 33701 72 823 3767 | thedali.org/visit/cafe-gala
“ MOST MEMORABLE DISH OF 2015.”
Angus Ribeye Pan Seared Seabass
- THE TAMPA TRIBUNE
“TRULY A TREASURE.”
- TAMPA BAY TIMES
EARLY DINING OPENS AT 4:00 PM SNAPPERSSEAGRILL.COM 727-367-3550
FIND US ON:
THE BEST Authentic
ITALIAN CUISINE ALL UNDER ONE
• Homemade Pastas & Imported Ingredients • Fresh Fish, Seafood & Meat • Homemade Desserts • Great Variety of Italian Wines
Open for dinner MONDAY-SATURDAY • 5:00PM-10:00PM 5273 Ehrlich Road • Tampa, FL
An Old Florida FOOD, DRINKS & FRIENDS
A W A R D W I N N I N G C R A F T C O C K TA I L S V OT E D B E S T S O C I A L H O U R 3 - 7 P M DA I LY V E R A N DA S E AT I N G WEDDINGS P R I VAT E PA R T I E S BANQUET ROOMS
LO CA LLY OW NE D | FAMILY O P E RAT ED | EST. 1988 221 MAIN ST | DUNEDIN | 727.734.1445 LUNCH | DINNER | SUNDAY BRUNCH LIVE MUSIC FRIDAY & SATURDAY
The heat and fun of summer are here. Whether it’s bright patterns, striking solids, strapless or sleeves, there’s a look for everyone to make a statement in the sun.
SUNSHINE ON YOUR SHOULDERS
Allison Elizabeth, the Angela One Piece ($135), LMB Boutique and allisonelizabethdesigns.com. Indigo Tribal Necklace ($17), uptowngalshop.com. Prada, tortoise shell and cornflower blue sunglasses ($325), Gotta Hav’ Shades, Disston Optical, St. Petersburg.
LET’S GET IT STARTED BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY LOREN ELLIOTT
ake a tour though the splash pad at North Shore Pool in St. Petersburg to peruse some options for splashing this summer. The one rule about swimsuits is there are no rules as long as you feel comfortable. We’ve also got a couple of looks for being out of the water, or you can choose not to suit up at all. It’s not just kids who want to avoid the hassle of sunscreen by wearing a swim shirt, though this Aztec print top and bikini bottom are far from childish.
Jessica Simpson, Venice Beach, long-sleeve swim top, ($58); hipster bottom ($52), Dillard’s at International Plaza.
STRIKE A POSE They looked great on Marilyn Monroe, Ava Gardner and Betty Grable back in the day. Now Taylor Swift, BeyoncĂŠ and plenty others have brought back the high-waisted bikini, proving that showing less can often be more.
Make your statement in the sun with bold lattice work and the sleek lines of this standout suit. You can always count on Trina Turk for vivid-patterned swimwear like this one. The California designer has even teamed up with Disney to make a few swimwear items featuring her version of the aquatic backdrop of Finding Dory, the forthcoming sequel to Finding Nemo.
At far left, Allison Elizabeth, reversible print/solid, two-piece high waist bikini ($125), allisonelizabethdesigns.com. Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses ($325). At top right, Allison Elizabeth, the Oliva Sport ($140), LMB Boutique and allisonelizabethdesigns.com. At left, Trina Turk, plunging neckline swimsuit ($140), Dillardâ€™s at International Plaza. Chunky beaded necklace, uptowngalshop.com. Dolce & Gabbana sunglasses ($325).
EYES ON YOU You know how you have those 4-inch heels that you wear only for going from the car to the table, turning heads along the way? They are your “show shoes.” Well, this is a “show swimsuit.” With the decorative shells, it’s not ideal for long walks on the beach or sunbathing on your stomach. But for standing by the bar or lounging by the pool, this suit is fabulous.
Allison Elizabeth, coral monokini with hand-beaded reef stones ($145), allisonelizabethdesigns.com. Coach, “The Emma” sunglasses ($225), Gotta Hav’ Shades, Disston Optical. Wired bracelet with stone detail ($40), Blissfully Yours.
Becca, Fleetwood lace-up monokini ($118), Dillardâ€™s. Artisan coconut shell disc necklace ($64), Blissfully Yours. Hat, private collection.
APRESâ€™ SWIM It can be chilly in the hotel lounge or at a waterfront restaurant, especially after a swim. Try this long-sleeve cotton sweater that cuddles you just enough while still exposing some sun-kissed skin.
Sole Mio, cold shoulder sweater ($50), Blissfully Yours. Carla envelope skirt, ($17), uptowngalshop.com. Dolce & Gabbana cat-eye acrylic sunglasses ($325), Gotta Havâ€™ Shades, Disston Optical. Ring, private collection.
HAVE SOME FUN Remember, even with a beautiful suit like this one, you can still accessorize with jewelry and glasses.
MC Swim, one-piece reversible Ikat print swimsuit, designed exclusively for Bay magazine, mcswim.etsy.com. Price available upon request. Metallic coconut and wood disc necklace ($75), Blissfully Yours. Sunglasses, Vera Wang “The Cat 2” ($245), Gotta Hav’ Shades, Disston Optical.
AND RELAX Search “moo moo” on the Internet and you will find pictures of oversized, brightly patterned dresses that in most cases are unflattering. But search “beach dress” and you see an array of women — including Naomi Campbell, Jennifer Aniston and Jessica Alba — wearing lovely, flowing dresses on the beach and by the pool. Perhaps we can thank the advent of the maxi dress several years back for making the way for the array of long and short dresses that now are common apparel by the water.
Purvi Doshi, hand-embroidered ladybug floral dress ($479), Blissfully Yours. Prada, blue cat-eye sunglasses ($395), Gotta Hav’ Shades, Disston Optical.
Wardrobe stylist: Valerie Romas, one2styleu.com Wardrobe assistant: Spirit Hair and makeup: Steph Grimson Female model: April Thornton Male models: James Irving, Clarke Jacobson
Catered Excellence Celebrate the Season with a Holiday Gathering Whether a corporate celebration for your associates, or an intimate Holiday Party in the privacy of your own home, let Café Ponte customize your menu with our exquisite entrees, paired with the perfect wines, and delectable Chefs desserts. • Weddings • Bar/Bat Mitzvahs • Corporate Events • Private Parties To book your event, please contact us at email@example.com or call 727-538-5768
13505 Icot Blvd. Suite 214 | Clearwater | 727-538-5768 | Cafeponte.com
Authentic Cuban Cuisine
5402 Gulfport Blvd • Gulfport, FL 33707
727.321.8855 • habanacafe.com HOURS: Monday – Saturday 11 am - 9 pm Closed Sunday
Delicious, Juicy Burgers
Volocano Appetizer Open 7 Days
True Old Florida Dining Serving Fresh Florida seafood and combo entrees suited for any seafood lovers appetite. Our appetizer menu is fit for any palate and our daily specials are sure to please.
Happy Hour: Mon.-Fri. 4pm-7p.m. Domestic & Craft Beers (29) half-price
Power Hour Menu: Half-Off regular price on selected items. Sundays 11-Noon
Catering and event space in our large tiki hut.
1500 Second Street South, St . Petersburg | 727.821.3474 | fishtalesseafoodhouse.com
Big Apple Sushi Hibachi Buffet is the best restaurant in North St. Petersburg, FL and the surrounding areas. They have a wide selection of favorite foods including Japanese, American, Italian, Chinese, and many other items on their supreme buffet. There is something for everyone! Their main feature is the Hibachi Sushi Style Grill.
Big Apple Buffet SUSHI HIBACHI BUFFET R Reservations for parties are welcome.
1030-1038 58th Street North, St. Petersburg, FL 33710 | 727.381.0088 Sunday - Thursday 11am - 10pm | Friday & Saturday 11am - 10:30pm
A Delightful Culinary
• Full Bar – 4th Street location only • Traditional Northern Italian Cuisine, plus New Favorites • Candlelit Atmosphere • Excellent Service • Family Owned & Operated Since 1967 • Delivery Available
Italian Restaurants www.GigisStPete.com VISIT ANY OF OUR 3 CONVENIENT LOCATIONS
5901 4th St N St. Petersburg 727-526-2400
105 Treasure Island Cswy Treasure Island 727-360-6905
4399 Gulf Blvd St. Pete Beach 727-363-3344
The Heartt of Italy y Fin ne Itallian Cuisin ne In Ta ampa a Bay y Chef Ciro Mancini is known throughout the Tampa Bayy area for his authentic, old-world southern Italian cooking.
The newly renovated Villa Bellini Restaurant & Lounge is proud to be located on a piece of property that has been in existence since 1929. The creative renovations we have added respectfully enhance the historical atmosphere of the building, and create a warm and comfortable ambience. Upon entering, you will feel a real “Taste of Italy in Clearwater”!
Fine-dining menu created exclusively by Chef Ciro Mancini, born and raised in Napoli
Restaurants – Tampa Bay Times 2015
5-9:30PM • FRI–SAT 5-10:30 PM
2930 GULF TO BAY BLVD., CLEARWATER 33759
SUN 5-9 PM
On & Off Site Catering
– Tampa Bay Magazine 2016
YES CHEF PHOTOGRAPHS BY EVE EDELHEIT
“I feel like I’m on the stage playing a show with my band like I used to do for years. The show must go on no matter what. Almost every day you get something new and unexpected. Sometimes good, sometimes bad. Tour bus has a flat tire. You run out of your secret ingredient or something else, but you have to play through it and serve our ramen to hungry people with good taste.” MASARU TAKAKU, Ichicoro Ramen
Chef Masaru Takaku shakes water out of strainers cooking noodles at Ichicoro Ramen in Seminole Heights.
ICHICORO RAMEN SEMINOLE HEIGHTS At right, spicy abura soba with shio tare, rayu, ontama, scallion, ginger tempura, shiitake, chasyu asado, applewood smoked bacon and habakosh. Below, pork steamed buns with pickles and citrus hoisin.
IL RITORNO ST. PETERSBURG At left, smoked spring ramp risotto with aquarello risotto, pickled ramps, torched romanesco and maitake mushrooms. Below, torched cobia with crispy Brussels sprouts leaves, smoked sea salt, lemon oil, pickled shishitos.
“Creative freedom is definitely a major perk. Being able to create new dishes and play with ingredients on my own terms is really fulfilling. We have come a long way since opening, and the equipment we’ve been able to buy, like our new pasta extruder, has really inspired me to change things up and offer our guests something new and exciting as often as possible.” DAVID BENSTOCK, Il Ritorno
Above and at left, Chef David Benstock at Il Ritorno in St. Petersburg adds the final touches to several dishes before they are taken out to diners. Benstock adds these tiny details with tools such as small squeeze bottles and tweezers.
CAFE PONTE CLEARWATER At right, ahi tuna tartare with avocado salad, wonton crunch, watermelon radish and spicy Thai sauce. Below, beet salad with rainbow beets, goat cheese, marcona, almonds, cress, citrus coulis, beet dust, granola and beet meringue.
â€œI feel relief that I have found my true calling in life, making great food and inspiring others.â€? JASON LUTZK, Cafe Ponte
Chef Jason Lutzk adds vegetables to dishes on the expediting line during a dinner rush. Lutzk, who has just been named chef de cuisine at Cafe Ponte in Clearwater, works all over the kitchen but focuses on the grill.
â€œI think Tampa Bay is exploding with new dining options. We now have choices, all ethnicities are readily available for dining experiences.â€? WILLIAM ROSS, Souzou
Chef William Ross slices salmon for sushi at Souzou in St. Petersburg.
SOUZOU ST. PETERSBURG
At left, hand rolls with tuna, cukes, avocado, masago, scallion and chili aioli. At far left, coriander-seared salmon with blistered shishito peppers and soy lime vinaigrette.
A Food Lover’s
ET I TA L I A N M A R K
, N O TI A N TI ES D Y R A N LI CU E R TU A TAMPA BAY’S SIGN deverythingyou need forthe perfect meal. where you’llfin
BREAD AND PASTRY Crusty loaves of Bread hot out of the oven every day. Pastries, Cookies and Cakes all made from scratch in the old world style.
CHEESE Hundreds of Imported, Domestic
PREPARED FOODS Five chefs prepare
SPECIALTY GROCERY We carry gourmet
a variety of dishes daily – including Italian specialties, appetizers, salads and a whole lot more.
MEAT AND SEAFOOD Our full-service
butcher shop carries the finest Prime and Choice Beef, Veal, Pork, Lamb, and Poultry. All Sausage is house-made daily for freshness. A variety of fresh seafood is brought in daily from local and domestic waters, so freshness is guaranteed.
and Artisanal cheeses to choose from, with two professional cheese mongers to help you select the right cheese. ingredients and hard to find items like Truffles, Caviar, Bee Pollen, Spices, Herbs and Pastas.
COFFEE AND TEA The finest beans from
around the world are hand-selected and roasted in small batches by our Master coffee roaster. A selection of finest-quality teas, bagged and loose, is also available.
PRODUCE From Apples to Zucchini and
everything in between you’ll find what you need for the perfect meal.
WINE AND BEER Over 3,000 wines to
choose from with a focus on Italian wines. Our certified sommeliers can help you find a favorite bottle at any price. We also carry a large selection of craft beers, from popular favorites to hard-to-find limited-production beers. Let our “Certified Cicerone,” a beer sommelier, make recommendations.
CHARCUTERIE Prosciutto, Porchetta,
Salami, Speck, Soppresata, Pepperoni, Pancetta, Mortadella, just to name a few.
2909 22nd Ave. N. • St. Petersburg • 727-321-2400 • mazzarosmarket.com
An Experience Like No Other!
Acropolis has built its reputation as an ideal place to enjoy lunch, dinner, and celebrate special occasions. Acropolis founder Sam Waez grew up in Greece, learning how to craft delectable recipes by combining elements of both Greek and Mediterranean cuisines. When the first location in Ybor City opened its doors 15 years ago, the coined phrase ‘Greek Food, Greek Wine, and Greek Fun’ was born. Dinner is always an event; lively Greek music, Zorba dancing wait staff, traditional plate breaking and signature napkin throwing combine to create an air of celebration. Weekends boast exotic belly dancers and live music featuring Bouzouki players. Not hungry? Have a cocktail, listen to music and enjoy a cigar or hookah on the patio. Visit one of Acropolis’ five locations in Ybor City, Riverview, New Tampa, downtown St. Petersburg, or our newest location in South Tampa on W. Kennedy Blvd. All locations offer Daily Happy Hour from 3 pm to 7 pm with 2-4-1 Sangrias & Margaritas All Day, Every Day, Private areas for Special Events, take-out, and full line catering services. Opa! Franchise Opportunities available. Please visit our website for more information or call 813.231.3131.
YBOR 1833 E. 7th Ave. Tampa 813-242-4545
RIVERVIEW 6108 Winthrop Town Centre Ave. Riverview 813-654-2255
NEW TAMPA 14947 Bruce B. Downs Blvd. Tampa 813-971-1787
ST PETE 515 Central Ave. St. Petersburg 727-823-1010
SOUTH TAMPA 3023 W. Kennedy Blvd. Tampa 813-877-8200
330 1st Avenue S. St. Pete, FL 33701 Phone : 727-851-9531
# k i ngsd t s p
INSPIRING CUISINE Serves 2 2 8-oz swordﬁsh steaks 1-inch thick ¼ cup of jerk rub ½ cup pineapple salsa 1 cup red beans and rice ¼ cup sliced green onion Rub ﬁsh with jerk rub. Heat grill to 375˚. Place ﬁsh over grill, turning every 4-6 minutes me. to lightly char the ﬁsh until cooked through. Approximately 10-12 minutes total cook time.
Red Beans and Rice
1 cup fresh pineapple medium diced ½ cup poblano pepper cut into julienne ½ cup red onion cut into julienne ½ cup red bell pepper cut into julienne 2 Tbsp red raspberry vinegar 2 Tbsp honey 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil 1 lime juiced 1 Tbsp fresh ginger minced ¼ habanero seeded and chopped ﬁnely 1 tsp ground allspice
2 cups cooked red beans 1 Tbsp ﬁnely chopped fresh garlic ½ cup poblano pepper small diced ½ cup yellow onion small diced 1 tsp ground cumin 1 ½ cups chicken stock 2 bay leaves 2 Tbsp unsalted butter 1 ½ cup cooked jasmine rice
Cut ingredients as noted. Combine all ingredients and set aside.
1 Heat butter in small sauce pot. 2 Sauté garlic, onions and peppers together until onions are translucent. 3 Add cumin, bay leaves and chicken stock. 4 Simmer for 15 minutes. 5 Portion the rice between two plates. 6 Top with red beans, then ﬁsh and ﬁnish with freshly made pineapple salsa.
Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner | Late Night Nightly Specials In the Bar 14’ Flat Screen + Indoor Outdoor Bars Area’s Largest Selection of Guy Harvey Gear 33,500 Gallon Aquarium Featured on Animal Planet’s “Tanked”
Located in front of Guy Harvey Outpost in St. Pete Beach
RumFishGrill.com | 727.329.1428
Freshly prepared Sicilian deliciousness.
Fun and Swanky
is our vibe & we want to share Chef Beau’s love of cooking with our guests.
Chef shops locally to sustain globally. Charging station available for our environmentally friendly drivers. LED lighting indoors & out. Interior repurposed with love.
Located in the Historic Kenwood District of St. Petersburg, FL A little off the beaten path of downtown... Especially great for locals!
STEAKS • SEAFOOD • PASTA • ITALIAN WINE LIST •
Events & Catering
BEAU & MO’S ITALIAN EATING HOUSE 2924 5TH AVE. N. ST. PETE
Tampa Bay’s Best Italian Restaurants –Tampa Bay Times April 2016
Whatever your palate... Baystarâ€™s got you covered.
RAISE A GLASS TO
SUMMER RASPBERRY TIME This cocktail is accented with fresh thyme grown in-house. “We want to use things other than just liqueurs,” explained Burk. “We have a hanging garden in the restaurant, and we pick the herbs for this cocktail from the wall.” 1 ¼ ounces New Amsterdam 1 ½ ounces margarita “ripe” mix 4 or 5 raspberries 1 thyme sprig 4 dashes peach bitters 2 ounces Sprite
OPAL DERBY This is the signature Opal Sands cocktail, a sweeter and more citrus-focused version of the classic Brown Derby. The original, named after a diner in Los Angeles, has become a staple in bars across the country; the Opal Sands take makes it a nice fit for summertime at the resort. 2 ounces Jim Beam 1 ounce honey 1 ounce simple syrup 3 ounces grapefruit juice
BY JUSTIN GRANT PHOTOGRAPHS BY DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD
here are few things more satisfying than a refreshing cocktail on a warm summer day. It’s no surprise, then, that summer-themed cocktails provide such fertile ground for creative bartenders.
If there’s any unifying characteristic of summertime cocktails, it’s the usage of very fresh ingredients. Colorful fruit, fresh-squeezed juices and just-picked herbs are common partners to a wide palette of spirits. Vodka, gin, brandy, whiskey, rum, tequila, aperitifs, fortified wines — all can be remarkably thirst-quenching when prepared with summertime in mind. What’s a great summer cocktail, anyway? Is it an iconic favorite, like the margarita, piña colada or daiquiri; or is it a semi-obscure classic, like the Pimm’s Cup, or an Americano? Spiked lemonade, or a fruit-and-herb-infused cooler? Is there room for whiskey? Yes to all of the above — that’s the beauty of the summer cocktail. At Clearwater’s Opal Sands Resort, director of food and beverage Justin Burk has created a lineup of cocktails perfectly suited to the season. The setting is Sea-Guini, the resort’s sea-andItalian-cuisine-inspired restaurant, offering views of the beach below in a modern, upscale dining area and lounge. Burk’s cocktails offer a glimpse into some of the current summer cocktail trends, from the use of fresh berries, handpicked herbs and freshly squeezed citrus to beach-friendly spins on classics and visually striking concoctions involving exotic infusions.
THE SMOKY OLD-FASHIONED This stripped-down whiskey cocktail derives its intense flavor and unique look from an unusual ingredient: smoke. Mesquite chips are heated in a device that infuses the whiskey-andmaple base with an earthy smokiness.
These drinks are evidence of a growing trend toward expanding flavors associated with summer. Gin, rum and whiskey are all featured, with flavor profiles ranging from light and fruity, to sweet-and-sour, to smoky. Whereas yesterday’s summer cocktails may have come from a frozen drink dispenser, today’s feature a refreshing level of sophistication. These are drinks that can go to the dinner table just as easily as a poolside lounge chair. As long as they go down smoothly when the temperature goes up, they’re doing their job. A little extra creativity is the proverbial — and in some cases, literal — cherry on top.
1 ½ ounces Jack Daniels ¾ ounce maple syrup
HAND-SHAKEN COCONUT DAIQUIRI The idea here, said Burk, was to create “an upscale daiquiri, something you could have inside during dinner, like a martini instead of a frozen daiquiri.” The cocktail is shaken until ice cold, then served straight-up in a cocktail glass, complete with a coconut-topped rim. 2 ounces Malibu rum 1 ounce fresh-squeezed lime juice 1 ounce simple syrup
Seasonal Italian with Southern Soul
“Fine Italian cooking & southern ingredients come together for an altogether new dining experience.”
VOTED BEST BRUNCH by Tampa Bay Times.
TUESDAY - THURSDAY 4-10 PM • FRIDAY 4-11PM • SATURDAY 10:30 AM-11PM • SUNDAY 10:30 AM-9PM • BAR OPEN ALL WEEKEND!
8300 4th Street North • St. Petersburg, FL 33702 • 727-329-6041
N bl C t Noble-Crust.com
IIT’S T’S SAM MATTER ATT TER R OF F TASTE! TAST TE!
Try our new location and enjoy our new menu featuring steaks, pasta, ﬁsh, burgers and more.... Same delicious food you expect with more amazing options!
2223 NWestshore Blvd | Tampa | (813) 876.5100
DOWNTOWN TAMPA 777 North Ashley Drive | Tampa | (813) 463.1968
From the boat to your plate.
Fresh Florida Shrimp
Fresh Florida F F Grouper G
Fresh O F Oyster Casino C Raw Oysters also Available
Fresh Golden F G Stone S C Crab
Award-Winning Seafood since1972 Stone Crab & Seafood
From the freshest grouper and Gulf seafood, Billy’s Stone Crab in Tierra Verde is an Old Florida Seafood House. Built of native cypress and pine, the waterfront restaurant has been serving Tampa Bay’s finest seafood, crab, steaks and fresh fish since 1972.
Great Food, Great Sunsets!
Stonecrab & Seafood
1 Collany Road • Tierra Verde • 727-866-2115 • www.billysstonecrab.com
Feeling Good – It’s Skyline Time!
We’re known for our delicious Cheese Coneys, 33-ways, 3-w wa Greek salads and fast tableside service!
Catering, too! Turn any occasion into Skyline Time! Parties, rehearsals, birthdays, graduations, holidays, fundraisers & more! Catering • Gifts & Gear • Groceries • Gift Certiﬁcates | Available at Both Our Locations
28798 US Hwy. 19 N., Clearwater, FL
2045 Gulf To Bay, Clearwater, FL
Visit www.skylinechili for our complete menu
HIGH QUALITY • BEST PRICES
Since 1955, Ward’s Seafood Market has been providing locals and visitors with the freshest fish in town. We specialize in fresh seafood. Our Florida seafood is caught and delivered daily by local fishermen we’ve known for years! h wee Ward’s hometown Market offers one stop shopping seven days a week. WARD’S SEAFOOD EXPERIENCE
At Ward’s Seafood market you’ll get more than fresh seafood. Our experienced fish handlers can explain how to cut, cook and care for fresh seafood. They are always happy to share favorite seafood recipes, offer advice on cooking & grilling and educate you on storage and nutritional facts. Shrimp, lobster and crabs can be cleaned and steaming is always complimentary. Any type of whole fish can be cleaned and dressed to your specifications. We have fine wines, grocery items and freshh produce to complete your seafood experience! e
COOKED SEAFOOD • Take-out Eatery • You Pick It, We Cook It • Heat & Serve • Specialty Salads • Gourmet Hot Soups • Custom Catering
FAMI LY OW SERV ING C NED AND LEAR OPERAT WATE ED R, FL FOR O VER
60 YR S
Retail Store Hours: Mon. - Sat. 10-7pm Sunday 10-5pm Takeout T Eatery Hours: Tues. - Sat. 10-7pm Nationwide N Shipping
1001 BELLEAIR ROAD | CLEARWATER, FLORIDA 33756 (800) 556-3761 | (727) 581-2640 | FAX (727) 518-8731 Visit www.WardsSeafood.com
Like us on Facebook
FRESH SEAFOOD FRIED MULLET
3-6PM • Everyday
Salt & Pepper-Fried Hogﬁsh
900 Broadway Ave., Dunedin, Fl 34698 727.736.1179
Sunsets as Beautiful as they are Historic Views of Florida sunsets from The Hurricane’s 360-degree rooftop are only part of its historic appeal.
Come in for great fresh seafood – including the famous family recipe, Mom’s 1945 Crab Cake Melt – crisp salads, Old Bay peel ’n’ eat shrimp, fresh gulf grouper, calamari steak and a full bar. BREAKFAST SERVED DAILY
Experience unparalleled sunsets, incomparable dining and the unique beach history of The Hurricane.
9th Avenue & Gulf Way • Historic Pass-a-Grille 727-360-9558 • thehurricane.com Free Hurricane Parking
World-Wide Oceanview Tierra Verde Ultra-Luxurious 5 bedroom, 5.5Bath 6312sqft Mediterranean Estate Exudes a Plush, commanding appeal. Stunning formal dining, lavishly gourmet kitchen, huge game/media room and much more. Offered for $3,500,000.
Luxury & Waterfront Specialist
Monte Cristo - Tierra Verde
Live in Grand Beachfront luxury in this magnificent 5102 sqft, 4 bedroom 4.5 bath. Coastal Contemporary residence built in 2008. Splendid covered beachfront balconies, posh gourmet kitchen, beautiful elegant baths. Offered for $3,200,000.
Remarkable 5222 sqft coastal contemporary home delivers a magical waterfront living experience across a massive 190ft of seawall. Enormous luxury space, impressive pool/spa and exceptional deep water dock. Offered for $1,799,000.
Symphony Isles â€“ Apollo Beach
This resplendent 5494 sqft, 4 bedroom, 5 bath coastal enclave features dazzling endless views of Tampa Bay, luxury appointments throughout and fantastic entertainment areas â€“ inside and out. Beautiful sandy beach, boat dock & so much more. Offered for $1,795,000.
Proven Results - Accomplished, Professional, High Quality Real Estate Services CENTURY21 JIM WHITE & ASSOCIATES
. . . working for YOU right here in Tampa Bay Dania has sold more than $400 million in residential real estate since 2010. Dania sold more than $92 Million in 2015.
Belleview Island - Belleair
You deserve to get your home sold. Please call me. Together, we will sell your home.
Located in an exclusive gated enclave overlooking Clearwater’s beautiful intracoastal waterway, this magnificent palatial waterfront estate is one of Tampa Bay’s finest. Spectacular ceilings, scintillating marble floors, regal columns, custom inlaid woodwork, elegant crystal chandeliers and impressive flying staircase adorn this stunning 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath 12,389sqft (under roof) home. Offered for $4,395,000.
A majestic, lushly landscaped driveway welcomes you to this 4602 sqft 4 bedroom, 4 bath Beachfront Estate of uncommon refinement and distinction. Spectacular gourmet kitchen. Commanding master suite. Immense great room offers sweeping views of the Gulf. Offered for $3,495,000. A
Eagles Nest - Belleair
This prestigious 5225 sqft 4 bedroom 5 bath Coastal Colonial Waterfront Homes delivers inspiring views of the Intracoastal Waterway and Clearwater Harbor! Huge covered balconies, lavish, luxurious finishes and top-of-theline materials/workmanship define this rare home. Long list of extraordinary features/amenities. Offered for $2,350,000.
Located on a huge, beautifully landscaped double lot within a fine private golf community, this 6136 sqft 5 bedroom, 5 bath estate exudes an uncommon elegance & commanding executive appeal. Dramatic stone and hardwood finishes complement an impressive list of luxury upgrades and amenities. Offered for $1,695,000.
THE DANIA DIFFERENCE – THE PROFESSIONAL DIFFERENCE – THE REAL DIFFERENCE IN REAL ESTATE
“A very BIG thank you to each and every one of my wonderful clients!
here are almost as many different kinds of kitchens as there are flavors of food created within them. Whether you are a gourmet cook, novice or devotee of takeout, a kitchen should express your style and accommodate your needs. Once upon a time a custom kitchen didnâ€™t encompass much more than a lazy Susan in the corner cabinet, a spice drawer and a shelf on one end of the island for cookbooks. Now the possibilities are almost endless from automatic, electric drawers to hand-picked seashells imprinted in your sink. Enjoy perusing these kitchens from around the bay with a wide variety of styles and special touches. â€” Katherine Snow Smith
This teak wood kitchen, in a 1957 St. Petersburg home, was designed and custom-crafted to reflect the mid-century period by Bright Wood Works, owned by Michael Bright. It features sequenced grain, interior compartmentalized storage and Miele appliances. The cabinet modules are floated off the ground to lighten their presence. Photographs by Cherie Diez
TEAK A Miele coffeemaker and speed oven are built into the cabinet module, left, of this teak wood kitchen, in the 1957 St. Petersburg home.
Jeff Downing of Downing Designs, Tampa, creates one-of-a-kind glass and concrete counters, walls and surfaces, sometimes with his clientâ€™s artistic input. His studio has cartons of glass, shells and luminous materials that customers can add to create a unique pattern. At left, an abstract glass high-bar design with deep cobalt blue glass swirls to match the wall tiles. Hand-texturing of this glass mimics the lower cabinet shape. A bold, rich pattern makes an impression from every viewing angle in this kitchen in Dana Shores, Tampa. Photographs by Cherie Diez
Jeff Downingâ€™s kitchen in his Channelside condominium features a unique glass bar with swirling patterns, custom-made by hand in the Downing Designs studio. Concrete counters and walls speckled with silvery mica chips sparkle from the strategically located overhead and undercounter lighting. Photographs by Cherie Diez
GLASS JUNE 2016
Custom sideboard in “warm comfort” orange visually anchors the kitchen, and melds the owners’ passion for historical details and Southern folk art. This historic home in the Old Northeast neighborhood of St. Petersburg has a completely refurbished kitchen, pizza oven and grill. Photographs by Lara Cerri
New, larger French doors with sidelights and transoms connect the inside kitchen to the outdoor kitchen and provide more natural light. Below, an ample work triangle and generous proportions allow better social flow. Photographs by Lara Cerri
BRICK A kitchen in a 2,200-square-foot St. Petersburg Beach condo was remodeled into what the designer described as an â€œIndustrial Loftâ€? design. Richard Valmain, CEO and owner of Grand Kitchen + Bath, St. Petersburg, said the condo owner showed him and his team a magazine photograph of an industrial-designed kitchen, and they matched his request. Valmain said the project included: removal of existing gypsum panel ceilings to expose concrete underneath; the addition of faux brick to walls; and adding porcelain wood plank floor tile, industrial LED lighting fixtures, knotty alder cabinets and other features. The view includes a dining area, below, which was part of the project. An average remodel project takes about six weeks to complete, Valmain said. Photographs by Scott Keeler
It took Bright Wood Works six months for this major kitchen renovation at a Water’s Edge condo in downtown Clearwater. “The original inspiration was the dashboard of a Bentley,” said Michael Bright, the company’s founder and woodworker. Photograph by Julian Bright
GRAND OAKS TOWNHOMES
3 Bed | 2/1 Bath | 2,395 SF | Offered at $459,900 Ed Gunning & Mary Pond 813.294.8867 409northtraskstreetc.smithandassociates.com
3 Bed | 2 Bath | 2,085 SF | Offered at $899,000 Dena Aloian 813.503.1214 1800westrichardsonplace.smithandassociates.com
HISTORIC HYDE PARK
4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,446 SF | Offered at $1,495,000 Traci Burns 813.833.7510 801southnewportavenue.smithandassociates.com
EXCEPTIONAL P R O P E R T I E S ,
A G E N T S
ONE ST. PETERSBURG
Pricing from the $500s to $4M | 1,402 - 4,062 SF ONE St. Petersburg Sales Team 727.240.3840 ONEStPetersburg.com
3 Bed | 2/1 Bath | 2,538 SF | Offered at $699,000 Mary Pond & Ed Gunning 813.690.7902 2708chambraylane.smithandassociates.com
BEACH PARK WATERFRONT
4 Bed | 5 Bath | 4,267 SF | Offered at $1,599,000 Mary Lou Gordon 813.361.6244 5809marinerstreet.smithandassociates.com
S E R V I C E
5 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 4,038 SF | Offered at $665,000 Brandi Gabbard & Christine Knighton 727.533.5825 19birdielane.smithandassociates.com
BEACH PARK WATERFRONT
7 Bed | 5/1 Bath | 6,246 SF | Offered at $3,600,000 Leslie Minder & Mary Beth Byrd 813.335.5555 5133westneptuneway.smithandassociates.com
OLD NORTHEAST OL NORT NO RT T WATERFRONT WATE WA TE NT
4 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 4,914 SF | Offered at $2,595,000 Debbie Momberg & Lee Stratton 727.432.8408
TAMPA | ST. PETERSBURG | CLEARWATER BEACHES 1.855.580.3758 | WWW.SMITHANDASSOCIATES.COM | ®
BRIGHTWATER BLUE RESIDENCES
BEACH PARK CUSTOM HOME
Starting in the high $800s | Offering 2,300 - 4,600 SF Sophia Vasilaros 727.430.0141 brightwaterblue.com
4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 3,818 SF | Offered at $889,000 Vicki Arthur & Brian Arthur 813.361.3310 216southcoolidgeavenue.smithandassociates.com
4 Bed | 3/1 Bath | 4,329 SF | Offered at $1,275,000 Leslie Minder & Mary Beth Byrd 813.335.5555 minderbyrd.smithandassociates.com
HARBOUR ISLAND WATERFRONT
4 Bed | 4/1 Bath | 4,351 SF | Offered at $2,195,000 Traci Burns 813.833.7510 911mooringcircle.smithandassociates.com
2 Bed | 2 Bath | 1,240 SF | Offered at $320,000 Krista Maddox 813.340.0505 345bayshoreboulevard402.smithandassociates.com
180 Beach Drive NE | Ovation Alona Dishy
Web ID DISH042216IHE
CLEARWATER | 727.585.9600
SOUTH TAMPA | 813.217.5288
ST. PETERSBURG | 727.898.6800
321 Indian Rocks Road North Belleair Bluffs, Florida 33770
202 South Moody Avenue Tampa, Florida 33609
102 2nd Avenue NE St. Petersburg, Florida 33701
3255 Buffalo Run $14,900,000 | Web ID U7611258 Diane Swainston & Robyn Gunn 727.688.8875
1800 North Shore Drive NE $3,395,000 | Web ID U7752431 Alona Dishy 727.458.8037
7723 Still Lakes Drive $2,350,000 | Web ID U7771142 Jacqueline Diaz & Karen Hegemeier 727.424.2317
614 Columbus Drive $2,695,000 | Web ID U7768345 Robyn Gunn 727.421.7234
300 Beach Drive NE #210 $2,110,000 | Web ID U7752442 Alona Dishy 727.458.8037
9528 Tree Tops Lake Road $1,950,000 | Web ID T2811691 Anthony Dianaty 727.688.7097
56 Windward Island $1,749,000 | Web ID U7774190 Jacqueline Diaz 727.424.2317
19624 Amazon Basin Bend $1,300,000 | Web ID T2808447 Kevin Reder 813.758.5969
Sotheby’s International Realty® and the Sotheby’s International Realty logo are registered service marks used with permission. Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity. Property information herein is derived from various sources including, but not limited to, county records and multiple listing services, and may include approximations. All information is deemed accurate. *Hamlet at Payannet near Gardanne by Paul Cezanne.
3305 South Omar Avenue $1,295,000 | Web ID T2811824 Paul DeSantis 813.944.0213
4731 Sanctuary Drive $1,200,000 | Web ID T2809244 Alayna & Chuck Sherwood 813.323.5498
2300 Andalusia Way NE $998,500 | Web ID U7765256 Sandy Waterbury & Jenny Putrino 727.507.1788
2305 South Hesperides Street $895,000 | Web ID T2812441 Rick Scherer 813.230.5472
5506 Beamin Dew Loop $1,200,000 | Web ID T2815067 Jeramiah Bustin 813.857.2120
8295 Bayshore Drive $995,000 | Web ID T2811267 Rick Scherer 813.230.5472
3301 Bayshore Boulevard #2409B 4711 West Clear Avenue $619,000| Web ID T2810165 Lance Williams 813.610.5401
3803 West Barcelona Street $559,000 | Web ID T2806855 Jeramiah Bustin 813.857.2120
Web ID T2812455
Follow our Extraordinary Living Blog to explore highlights from the world of luxury real estate, art and design, destinations and more.
EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY
Landscape like itâ€™s 2016
Homeowners go back to nature for family, friends BY PENNY CARNATHAN
ack and front yards have become the new family living rooms, carpeted with materials that respect the soil and roots beneath, and designed to capitalize on the restorative powers of nature. We want our families and party guests to be outdoors more than indoors, day and night, because that’s more fun — especially here in the land of balm. We like native and easily sustainable landscapes, and we want them to work for us. (We certainly don’t want to work for them!) These values and lifestyle choices drive trends shaping today’s landscaping industry. Getting back to nature means less formal and more userfriendly yards, which can mean going high-tech — or low-tech. We can create streams and fountains with no mosquito-breeding ponds, and light displays that never require changing a bulb. We’ve also rediscovered the aesthetics and functionality of nature-made products, like stone and wood. Here’s a look at three landscape design trends for 2016.
Thanks to artfully placed LED lighting fixtures by Tampa-based Garden Light LED, this back yard became a warmer, more inviting space for gatherings on cool summer evenings. Mini Well Lights outline the fire pit seating area, and its P10 lights illuminate the yard’s perimeter shrubs. Photograph by Kyle McKelvey
WATERFALLS AND PONDLESS FOUNTAINS
The constant burble of a fountain or splash of a waterfall overrides the sounds of urban-suburban life like passing cars, says Autumn Schwab, co-owner of Dragonfly Landscape and Water Gardens in Tampa. “When you hear running water, you hear that and the birds — nothing else,” she says. She and Dragonfly founder Chuck White, who built his reputation on custom ponds, say that pondless is the way to go. An underground reservoir holds the water and a submersible pump recirculates it through the water feature. As the water flows out, it appears to disappear into gravel as it returns to the reservoir. “It’s self-sustaining, low maintenance, and you don’t have a dirty pond,” White says. “You have no standing water to breed mosquitoes, but the water does attract birds. If you have young kids, you don’t have to worry about an open water feature.” Best yet, pondless water features can take any form. Dragonfly Landscape has turned rocks into fountains by drilling through the rock and inserting a pipe, and created streams with no discernible source or destination. If you can imagine it, White says, you can create it.
At left, pondless water features can solve a variety of landscape dilemmas. Dragonfly Landscape used this glazed, 3-foot ceramic container to create a burbling focal point in the dead space of a homeowner’s gravel pathway. The gravel surrounding the fountain, and covering the underground reservoir, blends seamlessly with the gravel path. Top right, water features with ponds remain popular landscape features, especially for homeowners who love the wildlife they attract and the marine life that adds spark to any garden. Dragonfly Landscape created this one for a South Tampa homeowner who added giant koi, 2 to 3 feet long, to the pond. Photographs by Chuck White
A NEW AGE FOR LIGHTING U.S. advances in LED technology have created stunning new possibilities for homeowners at prices competitive with inferior products from China, says Melissa Mueller, co-owner with husband, Reto, of Tampa-based Garden Light LED. “Everybody likes the color. I’m seeing homes using blue for specific entertaining areas. Blue is full of life; it makes you feel good and it has a friendly ambiance,” she says. Also popular — submersible lights. “They’re used on docks to attract fish and in pools and fountains for the color.” American homeowners like LEDs because they don’t use light bulbs and require much less electricity than traditional lights. But the early versions, manufactured in China, quickly flared out and buyers were disappointed, Mueller says. U.S. manufacturers scrambled to advance the technology and meet the demand. “Today,” she says, “if built properly, they’ll last a lifetime.”
Submersible lights have become popular design elements for pools, fountains and waterfront features. Below, Tampa-based Garden Light LED illuminated this North Carolina dock when the homeowners wanted to light the area for both safety and aesthetics. Lights capture every boat that passes by and every guest the homeowners entertain. Photograph by Ernest Rodriguez
3 When guests step into Ken Folkman’s yard they’re transported to a mountain cabin or a lush forest resort. That’s just what he intended. Folkman used natural, extremely durable materials, including ipe wood for the deck, right, and Crab Orchard flagstone and North Carolina fieldstone, above. Photographs by James Borchuck
NATURALLY BEAUTIFUL AND DURABLE Build decks from ipe wood, and paths and pool-surrounds from Crab Orchard flagstone, and you’ve got hardscaping that surpasses the beauty and durability of anything manmade. Ipe, also called Brazilian walnut, is so dense, it’s flame resistant. Also prized for unusual durability, Crab Orchard flagstone from the Cumberland Plateau gets raves for its nuanced colors — shades of tan, gray or rose. Water illuminates these, making it a popular choice for pool decks (including the one at No. 1 Observatory Circle, home of the U.S. vice president). “With stones around the pool, it’s like you’re walking up to the lake,” says Ken Folkman of South Tampa, who reengineered his yard with help from Paul Martin of Tampa’s Westside Aquarium and Pets, which also specializes in natural stone ponds and pools. “The ipe wood, it’ll never rot, never splinter.”
Instead of using mortar around the rocks, Folkman and Martin laid them on a limestone base and filled in with gravel. Rainwater quickly percolates to the soil below, irrigating Folkman’s oaks, preventing flooding, and making the stones cooler on bare feet. “I have people over here all the time,” says Folkman, who hosts many gatherings with his wife, Debi, for their favorite charity, Southeastern Guide Dogs. “They love the stone because 90 percent of what they get is the manufactured pavers. Every other stone is different. They help make you feel like you’re somewhere else.” Using natural products to create garden “rooms” for family and friends helps bring people outdoors, where they can recharge and recover from the stresses of daily life. “I’d rather go out in my back yard than anywhere else,” says Folkman. “It’s relaxing, it clears your head. It kind of makes it all worthwhile.”
Grand Waterfront Estatee G Redington Beach
agnificently poised, this statement of luxury with an extraordinary 120 feet of white sand beachfront and nearly 11,000 square feet of impressive architecture awaits the most discerning buyer. Thoughtful design and master craftsmanship artfully partner with premium water frontage to create one of the most noteworthy properties on Florida’s West Coast. This luxurious beachfront property — completed in 2002 and 30 minutes from Tampa International Airport — is a crown centerpiece of Redington Beach. The design was inspired by the owners & brought to life by acclaimed architect, Gregory Smith, and designer George Mazas. Throughout the home you will find stunning American Cherry hardwood floors; elegantly integrated Europa stone, marble and granite; beautiful wall murals; trompe l’oeil; and hand-painted art finishes and water features. A most grand entry is created by the elegance of four Schonbek Swarovski crystal chandeliers, a pair of statue fountains defining the foyer, and hand-painted coffered ceilings accentuated by the 32-foot vaulted ceiling with glass atrium overlooking the infinity pool. Designed for entertaining and luxury, the formal dining room will seat 22
guests conveniently adjacent to the deluxe 900-bottle cellar wine. This home also boasts a large, sleek Chef’s kitchen with four ovens, gas stove, and butler’s pantry with kitchenette. Adjacent to the kitchen, you will find a dramatic dining and entertaining area, all with stunning Gulf views beyond the retractable glass walls to access the outdoor living, entertaining and white sand beach. You will also enjoy the second full outdoor kitchen with dining area, additional BBQ, outdoor fireplace and lower fire pit. This home offers an advanced Crestron multimedia and audio sound system throughout. Enter the upper level of the home by the dramatic spiral wood and marble staircase or elevator to the master and junior suites. The master retreat boasts his-and-her separate spa bathrooms with walk-in closets, a separate sitting suite with morning kitchen opening onto one of two relaxing lanais overlooking the Gulf. On the main level, you will find an additional junior suite with full bathroom. The North wing offers an executive office suite, fourth bedroom and full bath, workout room with full bath, sauna and full marble steam room, and separate staff quarters — all overlooking the Gulf. Offered at $7,900,000 USD
Possible seller financing and the option to purchase this home fully furnished. Visit www.15718gulfboulevard.com for a complete tour of this spectacular property The Shields Team • Timothy Shields • Specializing in National & Global Marketing • RE/MAX PREFERRED 5801 Gulf Blvd. St. Pete Beach, Florida 33706 Cell 727-318-3229 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
from cocoon to butterfly
NEW NE NEVE VERN RN™
Waterston tone Coll ollection ion™
Bring out the true beauty of your kitchen with beautiful Cambria® countertops. With 13 new designs introduced this fall – for a total of 20 new selections this year, Cambria now offers 122 exclusive designs that tastefully enhance any style or decor. Visit CambriaUSA.com.
LARGO 12350 S. Belcher Rd. 727-530-5579
SPRING HILL 13814 Linden Drive 352-293-2585
FT. MYERS 12370 Metro Parkway 239-768-3950
© CAMBRIA 2014
transform your kitchen
DEEP, PROTECTED SAILBOAT WATER
DOWNTOWN OPEN WATER VIEWS
BEST BUY ON BAYSHORE
NEW, MODERN CONSTRUCTION
RENOVATED VENETIAN ISLES WATERFRONT
DOWNTOWN OPEN WATER VIEWS
IMMACULATE SNELL ISLE WATERFRONT
SNELL ISLE WATERFRONT
SPECTACULAR CAYA COSTA WATERFRONT
70â€™ PROTECTED SAILBOAT WATER
WATERFRONT OASIS WITH PRIVATE BEACH
PRISTINE SNELL ISLE WATERFRONT
STRICKLAND PROPERTY GROUP
Opening doors to Tampa Bay
Hunter Douglas Alustra Woven Textures Roller Shades offer a clean, sophisticated appearance.
Exterior Raised Panel Shutters offer a classic look for both historic or modern homes.
Hunter Douglas New Style Hybrid Shutters joins the look of wood with the strength of modern-day materials.
Atlantic Premium Shutters Architectural Collection reflect the look & functionality of traditional shutters.
Peter Haggar, Owner
2610 4th Street N. | Saint Petersburg FL * Manufacturerâ€™s mail-in rebate offer valid for qualifying purchases made 1/30/16-4/11/16 from participating dealers in the U.S. only. Rebate will be issued in the form of a prepaid reward card and mailed within 6 weeks of rebate claim receipt. Funds do not expire. Subject to applicable law, a $2.00 monthly fee will be assessed against card balance 7 months after card isuance and each month thereafter. Additional limitations may apply. Ask participating dealer for details and rebate form. ÂŠ2015 Hunter Douglas, All rights reserved. All trademarks used herein are the property of Hunter Douglas.
© Belleview Place, LLC 2016
AN AGE OF ELEGANCE IS REBORN Once the jewel of Florida’s West Coast, the splendor of Belleair’s historic bluff returns. Situated on the former site of the world famous Belleview Biltmore Hotel, this Carriage Home and Condominium estate will feature meticulously reimagined ﬁnery, both honoring the heritage of the White Queen of the Gulf, and ushering in a new age of luxury and modern amenities. The focal point of this classic oasis will be the Belleview Inn, a charming boutique hotel, featuring an architectural and aesthetic renovation of its lavish predecessor. If you’ve been waiting for something truly special to return to the gulf coast, the wait is over.
STARTING IN THE MID $600’S
275 Belleview Blvd., Belleair, FL 33756 • 727-469-7070 • belleviewplace.com
RED CARPET CLUTCHES BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY JAY NOLAN
ou’ve seen Judith Leiber’s sparkling clutches on red carpets for decades cuddled in the lovely hands of Elizabeth Taylor, Sarah Jessica Parker, Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Aniston and Jennifer Lopez — just to name a few. Jackie Kennedy also was a fan. They are the Limoges boxes of fashion in the shapes of a starfish, top hat, beehive, geisha fan (Chrissy Teigen has that one), asparagus bunch, baby pig, telephone, camera and beyond and beyond and beyond. The celebrated handbags are a testament to the creativity and tenacity of Leiber, who was born in Hungary in 1921, survived World War II in hiding, then met an American solider in Budapest. They married, she moved to Brooklyn and became a handbag patternmaker. She became a foreman, and then founded her own company in 1963. Each bag encrusted in Swarovski crystals takes five days to make by hand. They are available mostly at department stores such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman. But now, Jackie Z Style Co. in Sundial in St. Petersburg is one of only three specialty shops in Florida carrying Judith Leiber miniaudieres and handbags.
An array of miniaudieres and handbags by Judith Leiber are available at Jackie Z in St Petersburg. Cupcake ($4,495).
Koi fish ($5,995). Bottom left, ice cream sundae ($5,495).
The company makes 200 different designs each year, 10 of which are the novelty bags. Leiber, 95, retired in 1998 but created a museum with her husband in East Hampton, N.Y. It’s free and open to the public on select days from Memorial Day through Labor Day. She often leads tours herself. Now the brand’s chief creative officer, Jana Matheson, oversees all aspects of designing the bags, though she does meet with Leiber yearly to touch base. I asked Matheson a few questions about the line, which ranges from candyshaped pillboxes for $575 to $6,000 bags.
WHY ARE WE MOST FAMILIAR WITH THE CRYSTALENCRUSTED NOVELTY BAGS WHEN THAT’S ACTUALLY A SMALL PART OF YOUR BUSINESS? It’s small but obviously very important to the identity of our brand and customers. ... The reason they resonated for so long is they are amazing conversation starters. If you are at a gala event and you walk in carrying a teddy bear or asparagus, obviously you’re going to have an easy conversation starter when you grab that glass of champagne.
We work on everything from date night to classic evening bags. (Made from crocodile, brass, python, silk and resin.) When gowns become very embellished the bags get simpler.
THEY ALL HAVE AN OPTIONAL CHAIN, BUT ARE MOST JUDITH LEIBER BAGS CLUTCHES? We don’t ever design anything you could put a pair of sneakers in. ... Our focus is very much the second half of the day.
SO YOU ARE SAYING WOMEN SHOULD CARRY A DIFFERENT BAG AT NIGHT EVEN IF THEY AREN’T GOING TO A FORMAL EVENT BUT JUST TO DINNER OR A MOVIE? In general after 6 p.m. if you are going out, change your bag. Do not carry your day bag at night. Ladies have learned to change their shoes, which is fantastic, but changing your bag is equally important. In the ’50s and ’60s women were matching shoes to handbags. When they stopped matching they decided they could carry a bucket bag all night.
YOUR BRAND IS IN VERY FEW SPECIALTY STORES. WHY ST. PETERSBURG? Answered by Courntey Eisen, Judith Leiber account executive: I met (owner) Jackie Zumba at a trade show and was impressed with the images she shared of her store, and I had a good feeling this girl could partner with us and get it done. Matheson: When we start hearing stories of there being a fun, going-out scene, of people wanting to get dressed up and express themselves, we want to be there.
At top left, candy pillboxes for $575 each. At top right, Octagon Elaphe in black gold ($1,295) and the Manhattan in gold ($1,495). Prices range from several hundred to a few thousand dollars for designs including monogrammed clutches, above, and unusual shapes, such as a pineapple, left.
Belle Harbor Beautiful 3BR, 2BA condo located in prestigious Belle Harbor. 2 BAs with a beautiful tub located ensuite from master BR. Extended balconies allow for impressive intracoastal views as well as plenty of space to entertain. Perfect location right in the heart of north beach. Steps away from the Best Beach in America! The perfect beach condo. $699,000
Elene Fury 727-510-2312
A New Home With Classic Design - Downtown St. Petersburg No detail overlooked in this Old Northeast Estate home that has undergone an extensive 2 year renovation. 6 bedroom/5 with en-suite baths, detached Mother-in-law apartment, professional grade gourmet kitchen, and full and towel warmer.
Frank Ambrosio 727-433-0372
Gulf of Mexico Deep, Waterfront Lot This fabulous deep, waterfront lot offers 180 degree water views of the Gulf of Mexico. Measuring 185’ x 67’ with a new seawall, dock and 10,000 lb Deco boat lift. $1,350,000
Lorna & Jim Short 727-771-5422
Luxurious Island Estates Stunning 5 bedroom, 3.5 bath home offers open water views through 18’ private balcony and panoramic views. It is a boater’s paradise with Trex dock, 15,000lb boat lift and only minutes to the Gulf and Clearwater Beach. $1,800,000
Kristin Vincelli 727-686-1596
Snell Isle Unique Waterfront - St Petersburg, FL Custom 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath pool home with dock on canal, no bridges leading to open water on Tampa Bay. 3rd story 600 sq ft sundeck with amazing Fireplace in Family Room and Master Suite complete with unforgettable views. $1,399,000
Edina Pepper 727-420-3590 Lora Murphy 727-420-7682
Welcome to your weekend escape... Just a short drive south of Tampa Bay, slip away to the relaxing shores of Anna Maria Island or Longboat Key. Discover true island dining at the area’s three top waterfront restaurants. Sink your toes right into the island sand and unwind ^P[O [OLPY LU[PJPUN TLU\Z ÄSSLK ^P[O KLSPJPV\Z MYLZO -SVYPKH ZLHMVVK JYLH[PVUZ HUK MYLZOMYVT[OLPYMHYT WYVK\JL
Anna Maria Island 941.778.0444
North Bradenton Beach 941.779.2222
North Longboat Key 941.383.2391
c u sto m de s i g n experts grandkitchen.com | 727.327.3007 2600 4th Street N | St. Petersburg
DESIGN for life.
Bright Wood Works custom kitchens with Miele’s built-in appliances ﬂawlessly complement one another in terms of form, function and ﬁt. Discover the options available to complement any kitchen design.
BRIGHT WOOD WORKS, INC I
2125 1st Avenue South Saint Petersburg, Florida 33712
Bright Wood Works is an Authorized Miele Direct Seller
Dick Greco and Dr. Linda McClintock Greco with poodles Mia and Bella at home in the downtown St. Petersburg condo they moved to last year. They’re enjoying the urban lifestyle. Photographs by John Pendygraft
ART IN BLOOM Floral designs give a nod to artworks at the museum fundraiser: Page 170
FARM TABLE KITCHEN Patrons of the arts enjoy a four-course meal at the Locale event: Page 174
ALL STAR GALA
The benefit takes opera enthusiasts on a quick trip around the world. Page 178
Celebrities are on hand for the DeBartolo family charity event: Page 180
The gala adds $2.5 million for Moffitt Cancer Center’s search for a cure. Page 182
At home on both sides of the Bay BY KATHERINE SNOW SMITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY JOHN PENDYGRAFT
At top, the Grecos’ view of their new town. Above, autographed Super Bowl cap and ball from the Bucs’ 2004 win in their home.
hen Dick and Linda Greco moved to a downtown St. Petersburg condo last year, they didn’t come just for the new residence in Rowland Place. “What you are buying here is a lifestyle,” said the former mayor of Tampa who was born in Ybor City 82 years ago. The location lends itself to lots of walking and interacting for the never-met-a-stranger Greco. “I had six people stop me on Beach Drive in the same day asking to take pictures of our dogs,” he said. “I’ve met people from all over the world: Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan. I spoke four languages when I was walking the other night.” The dogs would be poodles Mia and Bella. The Grecos have a baby stroller to push them in when they are out and about. Dr. Linda McClintock Greco, a doctor whose specialties include aging, knew the pedestrian-oriented lifestyle would be good for her husband, who is 21 years her senior. “I started to see as Dick was getting older he was getting more sedentary,” she said.
The Grecos enjoy collecting art, such as these paintings and glassworks.
So a while back, the couple looked at the Bliss condo tower that their friend Brian Taub is developing just off of Beach Drive on Fourth Avenue NE. Once they started visiting downtown St. Petersburg regularly, they didn’t want to wait for Bliss to be completed. So they bought a home next door at Rowland Place, which has 17 units on six floors. Their fifth-floor condo has no shared walls and a two-car garage with a storage unit on the ground floor, she raved. Their balcony offers a nice view of the Vinoy Renaissance St. Petersburg Resort and Tampa Bay that will barely be encumbered once Bliss is finished. “I told (Taub) to get me a good-looking girl to move in on the fifth floor so I’d have a view of some kind,” perennial flirt Greco joked. The Tampa home they left on the 18th floor of the Bayshore Regency had five balconies and beautiful views of the water. But it didn’t have the restaurants, stores and ice cream shops to lure them outside for walks several times a day. “I’ve never eaten so much ice cream in my life since moving here,” Greco said. “All the walking helps even that out,” his wife said with a smile when asked if that much ice cream fits into her healthy lifestyle plan. She still practices in Tampa, and he goes to his office there nearly every day.
“I’m never leaving Tampa. I was born there,” he said. “We’ve got to understand what is good about one particular area is beneficial to everyone.” Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn ribbed Greco recently, telling a crowd he had to move to Pinellas County because everyone in Hillsborough had heard all his stories repeatedly. “That’s probably true,” Greco admitted. “I’ve got a new audience over here.”
China from the McClintock family in the home of Dick Greco and wife Linda McClintock Greco.
ART IN BLOOM
Creativity was in full bloom at the Stuart Societyâ€™s annual Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts in April as flower arrangements by local floral designers complemented artwork. Alexandre Renoir, greatgrandson of Pierre-Auguste Renoir, displayed several of his paintings. 1. A floral arrangement by Linda Dennison and Kyle Piccard with Fox Run Florist. 2. Visitors walk past a floral arrangement by Bruce Wilson and Joshua McWilliams with the Flower Centre of St. Petersburg. 3. Connie Smith, Bonita Cobb and Mary Alice McClendon. 4. Attendees mingle in the museumâ€™s courtyard. 5. An arrangement by Bryan Redman with Redman Steele Floral Design Studio. 6. Jean Kohler looks at a floral arrangement by Cassie Osterloth with Wonderland Floral Art and Gift Loft. 7. A floral arrangement done by Jeanne Kelya Houlton. 8. Alexandre Renoir with exhibit guests. Photographs by Eve Edelheit
7 students recognized by the National Merit Program
$8.8 million in Scholarships & Awards
12 NCAA signings & commitments
84 students will attend 51 colleges & universities
83% acceptance rate to UF
Congratulations to the Class of 2016! View the full Class of 2016 profile and matriculation list at www.shorecrest.org. Shorecrest is a preschool through high school non-sectarian, co-ed independent school in St. Petersburg, Florida where empathy becomes action, inquiry sparks intellectual independence and students find their futures. Proven results since 1923. 5101 1st St. NE, St. Petersburg, FL 33703 | 727-522-2111 | www.shorecrest.org
All-Inclusive Yachts All About You... Escape with The Moorings and experience all the benefits of a luxury cruise on your very own yacht. Complete with a private captain and gourmet chef, a Crewed yacht charter treats you to an all-inclusive getaway in some of the world’s most stunning seaside destinations. Whether it’s the bright blue waters of the British Virgin Islands or the Bahamas’ historic charm, a Crewed charter lets you see the places you want to see, do the things you want to do, and indulge in the flavors you love. It’s vacationing at sea the way it should be.
U N F O R G E T TA B L E M O M E N T S
on the water
Call 866.558.5380 or visit moorings.com/spinsheet
Call 844.870.0568 or visit moorings.com/bay
LOCALE’S FARM TABLE KITCHEN Celebrity chef Michael Mina, a co-founder of Locale, joined the market’s executive chef, Jeffrey Hileman, to prepare a four-course dinner for 60 patrons of the arts at Locale’s FarmTable Kitchen. Many guests associated with Dalí, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Morean Arts Center’s Chihuly Collection laughed as they ate 45-day dry-aged prime off the large tomahawk bone. They also enjoyed rabbit and cobia with duck fat fingerling potatoes, wood-grilled asparagus and a beet salad with goat cheese and pistachios. Dessert was a “double chocolate bomb” of butter rum cake with lemon mousse served in the shape of a Mickey Mouse hat with a battery-operated candle glowing through thin, colored sheets of bubble sugar. It was a well-received nod to the exhibit “Disney and Dalí: Architects of the Imagination.” Sundial owner Bill Edwards recounted that when he first approached Mina about opening a market in St. Petersburg, the chef with numerous restaurants in hot spots like Las Vegas and Washington, D.C., wasn’t too familiar with the Sunshine City. “But when I found out what a vibrant arts community St. Petersburg has, I knew it was a good place to be,” Mina said. The symbiotic relationship between arts and food is vital, he added.
1. Dixie Passardi, Ro Terra, Jillian Doyle and Angelina Jimenez. 2. Clockwise from top, Irene Athos, Susanna Bellafante and Maria Kern. 3. Four courses were served at the event, with many dishes in each course. 4. Bill Edwards talks to chef Michael Mina. 5. Walter Larson and Brad Morse. Photographs by Eve Edelheit
#! ! "%%
() ' &* %!' %! & &*#
! ! !
& & (+("(#
, #" (#& " # ( & " ) # " (# )* & , " ") , # & , & &# , "
" ! +!(#& &"" #&, (+(", &" &"( & (+("(# ( "& "# #& &", * , ,( * ) "# (" &"# & (# " (#& "# * # *" " #(""( #( (# *& " *& "
( * &# (#& & "" & & & & (&, &( ", )#& # * """ $ $
"# * #" #(&&"# & & &" (# * #" ("" & " "# * " #&# " # ( " & '-
" 176 bay
)))!" (#!$ &!''
The view from your balcony...
L U X U RY C O N D O MI N I U M S AT C O L L A N Y K E Y Act quickly, only a few units remain at these prices.
SunsetPointeFL.com â€¢ 727.865.1000 EQUAL HOUSING
ORAL REPRESENTATIONS CANNOT BE RELIED UPON AS CORRECTLY STATING REPRESENTATIONS OF THE DEVELOPER. FOR CORRECT REPRESENTATIONS, REFERENCE SHOULD BE MADE TO THIS BROCHURE AND TO THE DOCUMENTS REQUIRED BY FLORIDA STATUTES SECTION 7185033 TO BE FURNISHED BY THE DEVELOPER TO A BUYER OR LESSEE. THIS DOES NOT CONSTITUTE AN OFFER TO SELL WHERE PREOHIBITED BY LAW. DEVELOPER IS A LICENSED FLORIDA REAL ESTATE BROKER.
community ST. PETERSBURG
BELLA VOCE Opera enthusiasts took a quick trip around the world at the St. Petersburg Opera Company’s fundraiser titled “Bella Voce.” The party’s decor and food was based on Spain, Turkey, Paris and Bali Ha’i, the sites of the four Season 10 operas, Carmen, Abduction from the Seraglio, La bohème and South Pacific. Guests dressed in tuxedos and evening gowns as well as in salute to favorite opera characters, donning peasant tops for Carmen and sailor shirts and hats for South Pacific. The crowd was entertained with a live auction as well as company members singing selections from Season 10. 1. Diane Oldja, SPO director Mark Sforzini, Lauren Oldja and Ellen Dacus enjoy the event. 2. Nata Cibran, Montserrat Cerf and Peg Silvergleid toast the opera. 3. “Bella Voce” chairwoman Linda Pugliese is flanked by Padmini Durr (left) and Ellen Dacus. 4. Gordon and Michelle Gilbert with SPO board member Belinda Dumont. 5. Keith Bailey, Lucy Bailey and Wilma Bailey, who sponsor Evenings with the Maestro. Photographs by Jim Swallow, Packinghouse Gallery
,)$# #) ! $ ,)+$ (!$# +0, 0# .!(/ #!! ', +! ($!# $ -#+ ( # ) /%)/ %( !, #!) !/ $ .!!(% - ) !!)
+( $ (#) #+) #!)
$- $(! $#%!$++ # "$( &&&&
13TH ANNUAL ALL STAR CHARITY GALA DEBARTOLO FAMILY FOUNDATION A wide-ranging roster of celebrity guests, from NFL legend Jim Brown to Cheers’ George “Norm” Wendt arrived in Tampa for the 13th All Star Charity Gala hosted by Eddie and Candy DeBartolo and daughters Lisa and Nikki to support the family foundation’s nonprofit grants and scholarships. Athletes, actors, musicians, chefs and others sat among 750 fans eating steaks the size of a football April 2 at the Marriott Waterside. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox bopped during dinner and Hollywood DJ Michelle Pesce spun the after-party. 1. Actor Drake Hogestyn stands behind his wife, Victoria Hogestyn, and Eddie V’s general manager Stephen Hickey. 2. Sean Dowling, Darren Davis, Robert Pollack, Alissa Pollack, Lisa DeBartolo and Don Miggs. 3. NFL great Ronnie Lott laughs with Eddie DeBartolo. 4. Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox performs. 5. Vincent and Lindsey Jackson. 6. Nikki DeBartolo and Chad Chronister help host the family’s All Star Charity Gala.
Photographs by Amy Scherzer
'& , !
! !% !%) # &!!) &! !%)
&! #% !%)
'& , "
! !% !%) # &!!) &! !%)
'& '# !$#
! !% !%) ! !% !% %) &! !%)
'& **- $$
! !% !%) # &!!) &! !%)
'& !!. $ +" ! !%
#)%!) !% %&#
'& '!( #%%
! !% !%) ! !% !% %) # &!!) &! !%)
'& $ .#
! !% !%) ! !%
%!# &! !%)
&! #% !%)
&! #% !%)
&! #% !%)
&! #% !%)
&! #% !%)
!! '$-# &! #% !%)
%! !%) &! !%) !! &!!) !% %)
)# !% " %(" #% ! !# & %!" !%! ) )" %% # ! ) ' #! !%% ! # #! ! '
"( " " "
'& +' $'
! !% !%) &! !%)
'& #$( (!$+(
! !% !%) ! !% %!# # &!!) &! !%) %! !%)
& # "& " " #% $" # " # & #
# " "" " " "
' " "
%# " " " #
"" #" "
) " & " "%
MAGNOLIA BALL MOFFITT CANCER CENTER Moffitt Cancer Center marked 30 years of medical breakthroughs, expansion to four campuses and 1,000 researchers at the annual Magnolia Ball, headlined by the Goo Goo Dolls on April 9 at the Marriott Waterside. Fueled by filet mignon and lobster tail, gowned and tuxed supporters added $2.5 million to the search for a cure through auctions, raffles and appeals at the $1,000-ticket bash. 1. Kelsey Hegseth, Lee Mezrah, and Shanna and Bryan Glazer. 2. “Stand up, pat yourselves on the back,” Magnolia Ball co-chairs Harry and Carmen Barkett told donors. 3. Frank and Jackie Sanchez. 4. Ed Narain and Moffitt Cancer Center “guiding star,” retired legislator H. Lee Moffitt. 5. Kim and Alan List, Moffitt CEO. 6. Bennie and Joyce Lazzara. 7. The Dutkowsky family, Kevin, Lorraine, Bob and Jennifer. 8. The Goo Goo Dolls entertained at the Magnolia Ball.
Photographs by Amy Scherzer
KARAMU XXVIII LOWRY PARK ZOO Who else auctions giraffe hoof and elephant trunk artwork? Where can guests bid on an exclusive meet-and-greet with clouded leopard cubs? Only at Karamu, Lowry Park Zooâ€™s black-tie gala, which featured a Legacy theme April 16 inside and surrounding the Safari Lodge. Karamu has raised more than $3 million for animal care and education programs in the past 28 years. 1. Lowry Park Zoo CEO Joe Couceiro and Karamu co-chairs Jenny and Ken Jones. 2. Tammy and Lowry Park Zoological Society of Tampa chairman Dan Honegger. 3. Scott and Jeanie Poley. 4. O.T. and Lisa Delancey enjoy the safari view. 5. Camille and Joe Collier. 6. Jane Toombs and Ross Ferlita. Photographs by Amy Scherzer
# "# !
calendar AUGUST SEPTEMBER
6.24 DOWNTOWN TAMPAâ€™S FOURTH FRIDAY: The fourth Friday of each month, museums and performing arts venues around downtown Tampa offer extended hours with free, special or added-value admission deals or special programming. Deals at participating restaurants and free Pirate Water Taxi rides are also included. Maps and free wristbands can be obtained at one of the following venues: AIA Tampa Bay; Florida Aquarium; Florida Museum of Photographic Art; Glazer Childrenâ€™s Museum; Henry B. Plant Museum; Stageworks Theatre; Straz Center for Performing Arts; Tampa Bay History Center; Tampa Museum of Art and Tampa Theatre. 4 p.m. Curtis Hixon Park, 600 N Ashley Drive, Tampa. Free. (813) 276-8250. fourthfridaytampa.com
6.29 SIMMER AND SIFT: A one-hour culinary demonstration by top area chefs followed by tastings, a signature drink and live
music. This night features a demonstration and food by Jeffrey Jew, Executive Chef for 2BHospitality, which includes Bella Brava and Stillwaters Tavern. 6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $45, $35 members. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org
7.9 ST. PETERSBURG SECOND SATURDAY ARTWALK: Meet the artists and gallery owners during this casual, festive evening as more than 40 studios and galleries in the Waterfront Arts District, Central Arts District, EDGE District, Grand Central District and the Warehouse Arts District come together as one arts destination. Be the first to see new works since many galleries host opening receptions. Free trolley available. Map available at stpeteartsalliance.org. 5 p.m. Last date: Dec. 10. Downtown St. Petersburg, Various locations, St. Petersburg. Free. (727) 518-5142. stpeteartsalliance.org
" ! " 186 bay
7.10 and 8.14 TAMPA BAY RAYS WATCH PARTY: When the Rays are out of town, catch the game on the beach at a family-friendly watch party with a giant screen set up on the sand. 620-AM WDAE will broadcast live starting with their pre-game show. The Rays Street Team will also be on hand with giveaways. Try the Triple WipeOut Surf Simulator for $4. Stick around after the game for live music and drink specials. Food and buckets of beer available for purchase. No coolers. 1:35 p.m. (July 10) and 1:05 p.m. (Aug. 14). Last date: Oct. 2. Guy Harvey Outpost: A Tradewinds Resort, 6000 Gulf Blvd., St. Pete Beach. Free admission. $10 parking on site. (727) 367-6461. JustLetGo.com/Rays
CORRECTION Lorna Taylor is president and chairwoman of the board for Tampa Bay Business for Culture & the Arts. In the April issue of Bay, she was mentioned as the head of another arts nonprofit group.
SIMMER AND SIFT: A one-hour culinary demonstration by top area chefs followed by tastings, a signature drink and live music. This night features a demonstration and food by Kelly Debor, managing partner and pastry chef at Slate Door Brew. 6 p.m. Museum of Fine Arts, 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg. $45, $35 members. (727) 896-2667. mfastpete.org
/+' ,0$ 1 $""* )! //+' / + +0+(/3(%++% "&)" $.)2(&#
! %! " *
# ! !
& ! !("%*!%, (% %
$ " # # #
(" " !" +!% "% % % "( " && " " ($
$"( '$ ( ( $ "
$"( &" "
%!%%!" ! '- ) % % %!"(! &&#-
! %" *
)))(* (% #'# &#
&)" + " )#& " "# + & #& " & #& , #* +- & &"#&)# & )"
!.. '.. !
'( ! " *! &! (.
!# #! !!! !! #$ ! # # & #! $ %#! $ $ ! $! ' #$ ' ' # "!" $# # # !!" !" JUNE 2016
next time COMING AUGUST 14
DOG DAYS When you are reading your next Bay we’ll be in the dog days of summer. So it’s a good time to salute our canine friends by featuring accessories and services they well deserve. You’ll also enjoy seeing some familiar humans with their dogs. The end of summer also signals the coming of football. We’ll feature fashion and food for game time along with plenty of other stories and photographs you don’t want to miss. By the way, Greeks and Romans coined the name for this steamy phase of summer because it’s the time of year when Sirius, the Dog Star, rises in the sky just before sunrise. They associated it with disaster, but we beg to differ. — Katherine Snow Smith iStockphoto
! t n e m e t a t s r e d n u n a s i l er d a ea L n s o es i cc u S y a B a p m Except a T Your lC osed since 2013
live in luxury!
Custom built by Alvarez Custom Homes in the affluent gated community of Enclave in East Lake Woodlands, this beautiful executive home is loaded with quality appointments! 6,769 sq. ft. with soaring ceilings, 6 bedrooms plus study, 5 full baths & 3 half baths, bonus/media room, exercise room, magnificent first floor master suite, chef-inspired kitchen, and saltwater pool with spa, on over one acre! OFFERED FOR $1,299,900
THREETIME DIAMOND AWARD WARD ARD W WI WINNER INNER
Luxury Home Specialist
NANCY LESLIE email@example.com
Top 100 ReMax Agents Worldwide
No. 3 ReMax Agent in the State of Florida 2015 ReMax “Diamond Club” Award Winner 2013, 2014, 2015
When you have 35 miles of white sand beaches, a jumpin’ downtown overﬂowing with energy, the world famous Dalí Museum, and Clearwater Beach, named #1 beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor in 2016, you soon discover there’s literally millions of ways to get amped. So get going, get pumped, get amped. Find your amp at