The Butterfly Effect

During the latter part of winter this year, Karen and I were fortunate enough to attend The Butterfly Ball, one of the fund raising events benefiting AVOW Hospice. Our auction bidding gave us a Bentley for the weekend, and a generous restaurant gift certificate from a true gem.

To celebrate a special anniversary, we spent the weekend, touring the town in a beautiful Bentley and last night took advantage of our gift certificate from Citrus, a refreshing small restaurant on the cross of Fifth Avenue and Fifth Street in Naples.

A well chosen beer and wine menu was given to both of us prior to seeing the food menu. This indicates a successful approach to the beverages in the establishment and management confidence in the selections.

Increasing their customers’ satisfaction is the name of the game here and they play it very well. It was a pleasure to rely on quality recommendations from a professional team led by a hands on owner.

The owner’s father was a fisherman, and it shows in the fresh fish and innovative preparations. An unoaked Chardonnay from Southern California was a perfect pairing with a lemon buerre blanc sauce and amazingly fresh snapper. Trust your waiter to make the right recommendations as he did for us.

This eatery is less than two years old. May it reign as a special place hidden amongst the bustle of downtown Naples.

Barrie Larvin MS