Carmel Café & Wine Bar Earns Another Coveted Golden Spoon Award

Named among Florida’s leading newcomers last year Carmel Cafe continues to rank among the best restaurants statewide.

After being honored with its first Golden Spoon Award in 2011, Carmel Café & Wine Bar continues to rank among the state’s top dining spots by claiming another of the coveted Golden Spoons.

The annual awards are based on restaurant research and reviews conducted by Chris Sherman, dining editor for Florida Trend magazine.  Each December Golden Spoon Awards are given to restaurants recognized as the best newcomers, the leading brands and the exemplary established restaurants found throughout the state.

Winners represent a wide variety of cuisine, from steakhouse to sushi, and range from upscale and historic dining spots to independent, one-of-a-kind restaurants.

Carmel Café & Wine Bar joined the prestigious group of selected restaurants for the first time in 2011 when it was tapped as one of the “Best New Restaurants” to
open in Florida.

“Florida has many outstanding restaurants and it is certainly an honor to be recognized as being among the best in the state,” said Terry Ryan, President of Carmel Café.  “We appreciate the recognition and will continue to strive to provide our guests with the best food, service and dining experience possible.”

Carmel Café’s signature cuisine is described as Mod Med, a modern interpretation of foods and flavors traditionally associated with Mediterranean countries such as Italy, Spain, France, Greece and Morocco.

In addition to enjoying the Mod Med cuisine served exclusively at Carmel Café & Wine Bar, diners may choose from a global selection of wines designed to easily mix and match with the menu. Wines can also be customized according to serving
size, with many available in three-, six- and nine-ounce pours or by the

Customized MenuPads placed at diners’ fingertips offer an inviting, interactive way to view images and descriptions of each dish, learn about wines from around the
world, create pairings based on personal preferences or control the pacing of
food and wine orders.

In addition to dinner nightly from 5 p.m., a prix fixe dinner menu is offered two nights a week and an After 5 @ Carmel menu is available weeknights. Five featured wines, five featured martinis and five featured Mod Med small plates are offered for just $5 each. In addition, two-for-one well drinks are also served from 5 – 7 p.m.

The prix fixe “Dinner for Two” available Sundays and Mondays lets two guests create a customized, four-course meal for a combined cost of $24.95.

Carmel Café & Wine Bar is open for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Monday – Friday. Brunch from 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.  Dinner 5 - 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday, 5 p.m. – 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 5 – 9 p.m. on Sundays. 

Carmel Café & Wine Bar is located at 8433 Cooper Creek Boulevard. The phone number is 941-893-5955.

For more information, go to: http://www.carmelcafe.com.

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