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Shangri-La Springs’ organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom opens for lunch

Shangri-La Springs, a historic property in downtown Bonita Springs has opened Harvest & Wisdom, the property’s farm-to-table restaurant specializing in fresh, organic cuisine.

Seasonal ingredients just-picked from the property’s nearly 5-acre organic, no-till garden; grass fed, pastured-raised protein delivered from nearby Circle C Farm, and organic spices are expertly and lovingly crafted into innovative and delectable dishes at Harvest & Wisdom. Partnerships with artisanal vendors, including Tractor to provide soft drinks made from organic ingredients, are in the works.

Culinary creations will be led by Michelin-starred Executive Chef Allen Fisher, competitor on Food Network’s Chopped, who brings more than 18 years of professional cooking and kitchen management experience including with famed chef Daniel Boulud in New York, and an extensive background of developing new concepts using local and organic products.

Chef de Cuisine David Robbins will work with Fisher to train and supervise staff, as well as inspect and select only the freshest fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, fowl and other food products. Robbins comes to Harvest & Wisdom with more than 15 years of experience including at acclaimed farm-to-table concept Blue Hill at Stone Barns in Tarrytown. Assistant chef is Kleiner Gomez, who worked at the world-renowned elBulli in Spain and at The Ritz-Carlton in Naples. Pastry chef is Maria London, who worked at The Colony at The Bay Club in Bonita Springs, and Old Cypress, Quail Creek and Wilderness country clubs in Naples.

“We have put together an amazing concept, menu and team and are looking forward to setting the standard for sustainable, organic and delicious dining,” said Fisher.

The 86-seat restaurant has 44 seats inside and 42 more on the outdoor patio. Up to 24-seat private dining is available for intimate occasions and events. Harvest & Wisdom’s chef and onsite catering experts can design custom menus, from light refreshments to full-course dinners. Special dietary requests are welcomed including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. Harvest & Wisdom at Shangri-La Springs will be open for lunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday.

About Shangri-La Springs

Built in 1921, Shangri-La Springs offers a variety of unique services including a stately property with an organic garden, fitness studio, organic restaurant, full-service organic spa, gift shop and event and wedding venue rated GOLD in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The property specializes in offering guests a nexus of beneficial practices, activities and engagement opportunities that include wellness classes, art shows and special programs. A range of natural and organic treatments and products including facials, massages, eucalyptus steam room, far infrared sauna and private garden lounge are offered at the Spa at Shangri-La Springs, which was rated SILVER for Day Spa in the Naples Daily News 2019 Best of Bonita/Estero. The organic farm-to-table restaurant Harvest & Wisdom, with an ever-changing menu crafted with produce fresh from the on-site garden, locally sourced organic proteins and organic beverages, is open daily for lunch. In addition, the historic property is undergoing interior renovations to open as a full-service boutique hotel that will feature 21 guest rooms, outdoor dining area and conference room in the Great House. Renovations are also underway for six guest rooms located in Villa Ascona, a building positioned near the property’s courtyard, perfect for spa weekends or bridal party accommodations. Shangri-La Springs is located at 27750 Old 41 Road in Bonita Springs. For more information call 239-949-0749 or visit www.ShangriLaSprings.com.

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