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Fall comfort food: soups and hearty favorites

By | 2019-09-17T19:52:20+00:00 September 17th, 2019|Food|

This post was originally published on October 25, 2017 and updated on September 19, 2019. Monday, September 23, 2019 marks the first official day of Fall - weather (pun intended) it feels like it or not. So it's the perfect time to share a few of our favorite comfort food dishes. It’s rare for Florida [...]

Welcome back Blue Jay Fans!

By | 2019-09-17T19:49:46+00:00 February 27th, 2018|Downtown Dunedin, Food|

Welcome back to Dunedin for spring training, Blue Jay fans! There is a buzz in the air and it’s all thanks to fans of Major League Baseball visiting the area for spring training season. For baseball fans, you couldn’t pick a better place to catch pre-season games, as the New York Yankees, Philadelphia Phillies, Pittsburgh [...]

You’ll get your money’s worth with our Panko-Crusted Feta appetizer

By | 2019-09-17T19:47:41+00:00 February 11th, 2016|Food|

We heard about a certain national chain’s mozzarella stick controversy. No controversy here; we pride ourselves on using only chef-selected ingredients. So you have no need to worry when you order our signature Panko-Crusted Feta (formerly known as Feta Alfresco) appetizer. There is plenty of real feta cheese inside the perfectly fried panko crust, and [...]

Salted caramel craving? Try a little cheesecake

By | 2019-09-17T19:50:09+00:00 February 5th, 2016|Food|

At Café Alfresco, we have one dessert selection that we change out every few months to keep things interesting and stay on trend. Our latest offering? Sea salt caramel cheesecake! The sweetness of salted caramel together with the tang of cheesecake make an inspired flavor combination, if we do say so ourselves (and we’ve had [...]

Café Alfresco’s culinary resolutions for 2016

By | 2019-09-17T19:50:22+00:00 January 11th, 2016|Food|

What’s crazy: we’re already one week into 2016. What’s crazier: we’re one week into 2016 and we already crossed one thing off our New Year’s resolutions list. So what did we accomplish this early into 2016? We switched to using local produce. When Chef Jacob began working at Café Alfresco, one of his main goals [...]

Make peace with beets this Christmas

By | 2019-09-17T19:50:40+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Food|

Chef Jacob at Café Alfresco bistro in Dunedin, FL, has a history of spending Christmas Eve at his grandmother’s, where he and his family will eat typical holiday fare and a dish with beets. Wait, what?  Beets? Beets, as you may know, are as polarizing as cilantro. In fact, you may have even gagged at [...]

Daily Special Takeaway #1: Cooking surprises can be good

By | 2019-09-17T19:50:53+00:00 December 4th, 2015|Food|

Last week, we had this colorful dish as our featured entrée. If you had blackened mahi mahi with butternut squash and roasted garlic puree with citrus salsa, chances are you raved over it (so many did). In fact, Chef Jacob said it was his most complimented featured entrée! So how was this delicious dish created? [...]