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Lunch at Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro

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Beach Road Wine Bar & Bistro

Beach Road Wine Bar and Bistro (BRWB) is a restaurant serving lunch and dinner in Englewood, FL about forty-five minutes north of Fort Myers. It has been about four years since I had dined there and my traveling companion had never been. I have blogged about BRWB before, and was very impressed by the food.

Being in the area, I thought a revisit was warranted.
The restaurant has a small indoor bar and wine cellar. There is one thing of note here. You may notice the wine bottles on the wall are all stored horizontally. This is important and a very good sign in the wine world. This is the proper way to store wines as it keeps the cork moist and stops air from eventually getting into the bottle. If you see this, it is most likely indicative of proprietors that take pride in keeping their wines in proper condition for their customers. I did not scrutinize their wine list for our lunch, but it’s probably a good bet the restaurant has a good bottle or two.
Lemon Bay

The dining area has a lovely view of neighboring Lemon Bay but what struck me the most were the overhead canopies in the outdoor dining area. Not only were they very aesthetically pleasing, but practical in that they very much mitigated the heat from the overhead sun. These were very prevalent over streets and alleyways on a recent visit to Southern Spain and I have no doubt the proprietors were inspired by this also.

We arrived just as lunch was ending and had a few minutes to order before we were compelled to choose from the dinner menu. Rushing through BRWB’s lunch choices, here is what we tried most definitely “shooting from the hip” with our menu selections.
Triple Beet Salad

The first thing ordered was the triple beet salad. This was one of the more visually appealing salads I have ever been served with a flavor profile to match. The salad was made from Florida Citrus and honey whipped goat cheese, red and gold beets, marinated candy-cane beets, greens, balsamic vinaigrette, blueberries, blackberries and sunflower seeds. It was delicious and most highly recommended.

Peter Horan, Southwest Florida Forks, posted on SouthFloridaReporter.com, Nov. 19, 2018

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