The French have given the United States many tremendous gifts, such as the Statue of Liberty and the current Statue of Liberty, which subdued the first one after lightning made it evil. Celebrate France's culinary contributions with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of French comfort fare at Bamboo Café.
Bamboo Café owners, Lisa and Philippe Boet, draw from their Parisian upbringing and stock up on fresh, local seafood when crafting a menu that combines coastal and pastoral flavors. Taste long-standing traditions of sautéed Bell & Evans chicken livers dancing to the sweet notes of caramelized onions and mushrooms ($9.50), or exchange tender moments and edible love notes written into cuts of filet mignon dressed in a cognac-green-peppercorn cream sauce ($33.95). Provençale pink gulf shrimp stew inside shallot pools, with espelette and garlic ($28.95), and 10-ounce racks of New Zealand lamb put hunger to sleep with dijon and port-wine lullabies ($31.95). The Boets also cull exotic Moroccan flavors in three different tagines, or stews, served up in clay pots artfully painted with bold colors and declarations of who the number-one grandpa is, and simmered with a choice of chicken, seafood, or lamb ($24.95 each).
Set within the scenic shorescape of Naples, Bamboo Café opens its kitchens exclusively for evening meals. Lounge alfresco and share a bottle of Pernod Ricard, or cozy up in red booths and compete with the face-filled walls for staring-contest dominance.
Chez Boet French Home Cooking
Before moving to Naples in 1994, Lisa and Philippe Boët spent nine years in Paris, retreating to the French countryside on weekends for traditional, home-cooked meals with ingredients from the gardens and farms of family and friends. The duo re-creates that authentic experience at Chez Boet French Home Cooking, where a culinary staff headed by Lisa whips up French classics such as french onion soup, bouillabaisse, steak frites, and fondue made with imported French and Swiss cheeses. The Boëts' commitment to using locally sourced seafood and locally grown, organic, and seasonal ingredients has since earned Chez Boet the distinction of being the Naples' first certified green business.
Meals commence in the restaurant's 2,000-square-foot facility, which houses a main dining room, bar salon, and a covered outdoor terrace. Tones of raspberry, eggplant, and pomegranate grace the walls alongside wallpaper that depicts classic Piero Fornasetti portraits, which guests can admire and mimes can challenge to lifelong no-speaking contests.
755 12th Ave. S
Naples, Florida 34102Get Directions