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"My culinary education was held every Sunday in the family kitchen with three generations of Bruno's passing on their expertise to me," said Bruno's of Brooklyn Owner and Chef Cal Bruno.
FORT MYERS, FL, May 20, 2014 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Bruno's of Brooklyn, a new Italian eatery featuring high-quality artisan gourmet foods, is pleased to announce construction has officially begun on the imaginative specialty restaurant coming soon to downtown Fort Myers. Visitors are welcome to stop by and check out the progress of the eatery located at 2112 Second Street, Fort Myers, Florida 33901.
The vision began with a dream of Owner and Chef Calcedonio Bruno's father to establish an eatery. He came very close, but unfortunately his restaurant did not prevail due to a fire. Now that dream belongs to Cal and his wife Genevieve. It's their turn to pick up where his father left off before his passing and carry on that dream.
Cal spent just about every summer as a child and young adult in Sicily, where food was not a form of sustenance... it was a passion. Where deciding what was to be prepared for meals took several hours and most of the day was spent procuring ingredients for those meals. Bruno's of Brooklyn intends to carry forward that tradition for all to enjoy.
It took over three years of planning before the Bruno family relocated from Brooklyn to Fort Myers, and over a year to find the right space for Bruno's of Brooklyn.
"Fort Myers is a beautiful area with a close-knit community feel that provides our family with a more enhanced life and positive surroundings," said Bruno's of Brooklyn Owner and Chef Cal Bruno. "We have been talking about moving and opening a restaurant for years and now is the time to stop dreaming and live it."
The Bruno's immediately immersed themselves into Fort Myers life, becoming involved at their daughter's school St. Francis Xavier Catholic School as well as joining the Greater Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce and the River District Alliance.
People have asked Cal where he was trained to cook or what culinary institute he attended. He often responds, "my culinary education was held every Sunday in the family kitchen with three generations of Bruno's passing on their expertise to me."
The ricette (Italian for recipes) are over a century old and the only thing that's changed in all those years is the kitchens they're prepared in - not the ingredients or methods used. Together the Bruno's have held numerous positions working in restaurants from dishwasher to host and are proud to bring their experience to Bruno's of Brooklyn.
Bruno's of Brooklyn will have a number of items on the menu that will be exclusively imported from Italy and prepared for customers in such a way that they will not find elsewhere. The new restaurant intends to serve traditional and recognizable Italian foods, such as Italian sausage with peppers and onions, pasta al forno (baked ziti), and a variety of hero sandwiches on fresh handcrafted semolina bread. In addition, the eatery plans to feature sliced cured meats, imported cheeses and of course cannolis.
Even more exciting for the Bruno's is sharing the Sicilian culture. Many may not have tasted delicacies such as sfingi otherwise known as Italian zeppole, which are Sicilian puff pastries or panella di ceci otherwise known as pane e panelle, which are Sicilian fritters popular on the streets of Palermo.
No matter where guests are from, this new eatery is one to frequent time and time again. The food is prepared fresh daily, and the restaurant will offer moderately-priced regular and special menu items. The easy and quick process will appeal to busy professionals, retirees and families alike with dining, take out, delivery and catering available. Whether customers want to grab an on-the-go breakfast, dine in for lunch, pick up dinner, or cater an event, Bruno's of Brooklyn is the place.
Bruno's of Brooklyn, a taste of Brooklyn, New York, Sicily and yes Italy. A place to enjoy authentic food, those around us and the paradise we live in. Plans are well underway for Bruno's of Brooklyn with the eatery expecting to open this summer.
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About Bruno's of Brooklyn
Bruno's of Brooklyn is an Italian eatery coming soon to downtown Fort Myers which will feature high-quality artisan gourmet foods using only natural ingredients. With three generations of Bruno's from Southern Italy passing on their expertise along with a range of experience in restaurants, we have brought our dream of opening a restaurant to fruition here in Southwest Florida.
The new eatery prides itself in being an imaginative specialty restaurant aimed at offering authentic homemade products and meals derived from our American-Italian family traditions and recipes. We view ourselves as partners with our customers, our employees, our community and our environment.
For more information, visit brunosofbrooklyn.com or call (239) 278-0211.
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