Thanks to Jack Littman-Quinn and The Observer for naming us as a top spot for Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentines Day!
Now that the mass of seasonal visitors has departed our sunny shores for homes in cooler climates, it’s time to reward ourselves. How about a nice meal? Continue reading
Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 6:30 PM. Pomona invites you to join us in celebrating the fine wines of Collier Falls Vineyards with special guest, proprietor-owner Barry Collier. Continue reading
Sarasota’s Ryan Boeve or Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar has been selected by his peers for inclusion in this year’s Best Chefs America.
Best Chefs America is the premier chef’s guide to chefs. This inaugural edition is the result of over 50,000 calls and over 5,000 one-on-one interviews with some of the best chefs in the United States. The chefs rate their peers anonymously, and the results are published.
Best Chefs America includes a list of the best chefs in America, as rated by other chefs. It also reports emerging trends, interesting ingredients, and other culinary happenings identified throughout the course of the interviews.
Congratulations to chef Ryan Boeve on his selection to be included in the premiere chef’s guide to chefs.
Pomona invites you to join us in celebrating the fine wines of Ty Caton Vineyards with special guest, winemaker Ty Caton. Dinner price is $115 per person including tax & gratuity. Please call 941-706-1677 for reservations. Continue reading
A few days ago our Broker, Pauline Bennett, and her husband Gary, invited Jill and I out to dinner on the condition we choose the restaurant. After careful consideration, (being the consummate negotiator that I am), I made reservations to one of our favorites haunts, Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar, recipients of a Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award a year after opening. Got to impress the boss, right?
True to form, we are greeted warmly at the door by culinary co-genius and co-owner, Arthur Lopes. The other half of this Epicurean dynamic duo, Chef Ryan Boeve, gives us a friendly wave through a large window of the bustling kitchen. You’ve got to love these guys.
For perspective, these two opened the much applauded Zoria Restaurant on Hillview Street to universal raves before relocating to the Main Plaza downtown, where they enjoyed an eleven year successful run. After decades working impossible hours they took a well deserved hiatus to focus on family, while their past customers clamored for them to return.
So, when Gary posed the question “How we choose the restaurants we write about”, in many cases it’s by following great local chefs like Arthur and Ryan.
Thanks to Sarasota Magazine for naming us one of the top restaurants for 2012. John Bancroft writes, “Chef Ryan Boeve brings a heightened consciousness to every dish, as in the touch of ginger added to his uncommonly good duck confit, which is accompanied by sinfully delightful potatoes roasted in duck fat, or his celestial dessert souffles.”
Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar has been recognized in Florida Trend’s December 2011 issue as a Best New Restaurant winner. Continue reading
The Three Kitcheneers visit renowned pastry Chef Arthur Lopes at downtown Sarasota’s Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar and challenge him to a bake off. Watch this fun video.