May 16, 201309:21 AMHot Dish
Inside the Gulfshore's Dining Scene
May's Best Bite
Naples' top new romantic dining spot is Verande E's secluded courtyard garden hideaway in the Hotel Escalante. And Chef Michael Kang is up to the task of creating food worthy of the setting. Feast on succulent seared diver scallops with a generous portion of Hudson Valley foie gras, with reduced Port wine and truffle sauce. Listen to the relaxing fountains as you sample the luxuriously smooth risotto's classic Carnaroli rice laced with wild mushrooms, truffles, organic English peas, minced shallots and fresh thyme. 290 Fifth Ave. S., Naples, 659-3466, hotelescalante.com.