The chefs at Al’s Top Shelf, which was voted Best Restaurant View in Lake County by Orlando Sentinel, whip up a menu of upscale steak and seafood. As eyes feast on breathtaking views of Lake Dora, incisors nosh on an 8-ounce filet mignon ($27) or the 20-ounce porterhouse ($30) blanketed in your choice of fixings including béarnaise sauce, blue-cheese crumbles, spinach, or goat cheese ($3 each). The stuffed flounder, which is packed with shrimp and crab, lazily backstrokes in a light lemon-cream sauce ($17). On Friday nights, live jazz music hypnotizes tightly clenched jaw muscles with a swell of soothing rhythms, tricking maws into opening wide for a relaxation elixir such as the Blue Razz-Berry Bliss martini, Bonterra cabernet sauvignon ($10/glass), or a pint of cough syrup.
Satisfy your breakfast, lunch and dessert cravings at Simply Desserts Shoppe and Cafe. Our signature in house desserts aren't fancy but they are just what you are craving and cap off a great meal with our house blend coffee and a pieace of our preservative and Gluten Free AnnaLee's Fudge.Custom cakes and desserts also.
At Casa Mia Café, a 35-year veteran chef whips up a menu of traditional dishes from the northern and southern regions of Italy. Golden fried calamari ($10.50), garlic and rosemary focaccia bread ($8), and other starters prime palates before hearty authentic entrees. In the penne boscaiola, penne pasta, mushrooms, and prosciutto bask in a pink vodka sauce ($13.50), and the linguini scampi employs a white wine sauce to loosen the tongues of identity-confused tiger shrimp, who recline on a therapeutic couch of linguini and talk about their feelings ($18.50). A selection of pizzas, from the individual margherita’s traditional pairing of fresh mozzarella and basil ($12.95) to the ambitious combination of fresh veggies, mozzarella, and kitchen sink piled atop the quattro stagioni ($13.95 for an individual-sized pizza, $18.95 for a large) delight dough-disk aficionados. Guests can finish by wrapping weary taste buds in the homemade salve of raspberry-drizzled custard with panna cotta ($5.50).
Sunlight filters through a canopy of green umbrellas, casting a verdant glow on the tables and plants lining Le Bistro de Vie!’s patio. It’s an ideal setting for an eatery that celebrates the farm-to-table freshness of earth-friendly organic fare. The bistro weaves free-range eggs, wild-caught tuna, and organic veggies into the menu of sandwiches, and salads. Stuffed with all manner of nutrients, organic juices and smoothies cool off palates alongside fair trade, organic coffee, which ensures that the workers who harvested the beans have been paid in an equitable amount of thumbs up. The eatery also promotes wholesome dining via an organic co-op, while their adjacent Om Bookstore lines the shelves with books that champion mindful living.
The Gallery is a bistro type wine bar/cafe, featuring good wines, craft beers on tap and a lite tapas menu. The Gallery brings together local artists and musicians, offering them a place to display their works, to entertain and create. A destination for inspiration!
Wine Cellars: Uncorked brims with grownup grape juice from around the globe complemented by a menu of light bistro fare. Patrons can order wine by the glass, bottle, or flight of three 2-ounce pours. Savor a glass of Wente chardonnay ($12) or tipple among three different potions in a flight of full-bodied reds ($13). Pair sips with house-crafted bites such as bruschetta with tomato and prosciutto ($4.50) or drunken figs with manchego cheese ($5.50) that croon a slurred but impassioned tune to appetites.