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Blues, Music and Food!

Blues, Music and Food!

CHEF’S TABLE

Chef Anne Feinman

thechefsexpress@aol.com

A “Blues Joint” in the south is a place where people go to enjoy food, drink, and music. The sights, sounds and tastes of New Orleans are coming to Marco Island. Live Blues and Jazz Bands are being introduced New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. A much needed venue of entertainment for the island… with a twist of the deep south. Come and see why Mango’s Dockside Bistro will be the “home of Annie’s Blues Bar!”

Mango’s Dockside Bistro at The Esplanade offers delicious cuisine and designer cocktails, in a delightful casual atmosphere on Smokehouse Bay. Where all ages can enjoy good food, good friends and good music, featuring some of the finest Blues bands available. In the spirit of the great Blues legends, come groove with us as this Marco Island Blues bar will “Rock the Rock.” It has a great New Orleans jazz and blues feel which, paired with a good night of drinks and a little dancing, will give you a night to remember. The delicious cuisine on our menus include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Specials are offered nightly, as well as theme nights and days.

Anticipating all your favorite requests, we will be offering menus to WOW YOU! To blend with our Blues theme, I have done deep research on preparing “deep south” favorites. One of the reasons for having such a bountiful menu is the bounty itself. Seafood is the the staple that makes us stand out. We want to introduce most anything you need to tickle your tongues. Our diverse backgrounds here at Mango’s, bring the bounty together in ways that astound the pallet. Our cooking brings a whole different meaning to the word “flavor!” Seasonings that take their spot in the garden include bell pepper, hot peppers, green onions, parsley and basil to name a few, and we use them to “Spice up your Life.”

So what are we missing? All we need now is pots, pans and eople, and we make that happen “just naturally.” Join us soon…we want to make you SMILE!

New Years “New Orleans Recipe” said to bring a year of good fortune!

Ingredients:

2 cup uncooked rice

1 can red kidney beans

(rinsed and drained)

2 cloves garlic (chopped)

1 scotch bonnet pepper (whole)

3 green onions (sliced)

1 teaspoon fresh thyme

1 can coconut milk

2 cups water

salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

1. Bring every thing to a boil reduce the heat and simmer until the rice is cooked, about 20 minutes.

2. Remove the pepper and serve.

Happy New Year…WE LOVE YOU!

Chef Annie and daughter Lauren began their journey together at The Chefs Express in Olde Marco in 2004. After 6 years of developing strong customer relations and a solid name in the restaurant and catering business, they have moved to the forefront of Marco Islands’ service business at The Esplanade. The new venue called for a new name…thus Mangos Dockside Bistro at The Esplanade. Our family invites you to experience the best food, the best views, the best drinks…with THE MOST FUN!


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