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Nosh on Naples Bay now open for upscale, waterfront dining

Chef Todd Johnson and his wife and partner, Dana Johnson, have opened Nosh on Naples Bay, an upscale, modern dining experience at Naples Bay Resort, located at 1490 Fifth Ave. S., Suite 101, in Naples.

Featuring a prime waterfront location with boat access and an open-kitchen concept, Nosh on Naples Bay seats 120 indoors, and will soon also seat 40 outdoors, all with spectacular views of the bay. Reservations are available for private event space for up to 32 guests.

“With chef-driven, global cuisine featuring small, shareable plates and a menu that changes frequently, each visit is a new experience for our guests,” said Johnson. “Furthermore, we are focused on sourcing the very finest ingredients and flavors, locally as well as globally. This includes flying in Wagyu from Japan or Australia or working with local purveyors for the very best local seafood or home-grown vegetables.”

A robust wine list curated by Johnson, a certified sommelier, provides internationally acclaimed selections and innovative craft cocktails to complement every dish.

Johnson brings an extensive, award-winning culinary background to his newest concept. The Naples High School graduate has lived in Naples since he was 10 and worked at many area restaurants before graduating from Johnson & Wales University in Miami in 1994. From there, Johnson returned home to Naples and became the executive sous chef at Chef’s Garden, now Ridgway Bar and Grill. After several opportunities around the U.S., including working alongside Chef Tom Colicchio, co-founder of the Gramercy Tavern in New York City, Johnson opened Bistro 41 in Fort Myers, then Aqua Grill in Naples. Most recently, Johnson was executive chef and co-owner of Rumrunners in Cape Coral, where he led culinary operations for more than 18 years.

Johnson, who has served as a celebrity chef for some of the area’s top charities, including the Southwest Florida Wine & Food Fest, also plans to host private wine dinners and local charitable events.

For more information and reservations, visit NoshOnNaplesBay.com or call 239-384-9208.

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