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The Inaugural Venice Seafood & Music Festival


WWSB MySuncoast, Apr 11, 2017

"Dates: May 6-7, 2017 Location: Centennial Park, 200 W. Venice Ave., Venice, FL 34285 Host: Venice MainStreet Hours: Saturday 11 am – 8 pm and Sunday 11 am – 8 pm Admission: FREE

Venice Seafood & Music Festival in Centennial Park in Venice, FL on May 6-7, 2017 Join Venice MainStreet as we host the first inaugural Venice Seafood & Music Festival, a Lovin’ Our Locals event held in Centennial Park on May 6 and 7, 2017.

Hours are both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am to 8 pm. Admission is free. Grab family and friends and treat yourselves! Experience downtown Venice as you enjoy superlative foods, refreshing drinks and relax to live musical performances on stage!

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Blu' Island Exclusive!

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Take a break from the headlines and enjoy this Blu' Island exclusive! What makes our little café the jewel of Venice, Florida? Our own Chef Alan, of course! Chef Alan Laskowski is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. For 7 years he owned and operated his own café in Philadelphia, winning "Best of Philly" awards for several of his dishes. He has also been featured on the Food Network Channel for a Valentine's Cuisine Special. Luckily for us, he now makes his home here in Venice and crafts his culinary magic at Blu' Island Bistro! Chef Alan specializes in fresh global cuisine with a Northern/Philly flare. His dishes aren't simply tasted, they are an experience for all the senses! He even recently kickstarted his own product line, starting with his signature hot sauce. Stop into Blu' Island Bistro today and treat yourself to some Chef Alan exclusive flavors!

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The Ultimate Catering

The Ultimate Catering Venice

Venice, Florida favorite, Blu' Island Bistro, offers sublime breakfast and lunch fare for our dine-in and takeout customers, but what if you're thinking bigger? You're in luck! Blu' Island Bistro offers unique catering options for everything from private parties, weddings, and community events, to office parties, and corporate catering. Bring us your event, we'll do the rest! Chef Alan loves to design creative menus that perfectly fit your chosen theme, adding special touches to make your event extra special! Blu' Island Bistro offers many levels of catering, from pick-up to on or offsite options, complete with full-service staff if needed! We will take care of setup to cleanup and everything in between. You will not find a more tempting menu with the freshest ingredients for your next special occasion! Special diet requests are happily accommodated, just let us know. Experience the ultimate catering that will be talked about for years to come with Blu' Island Bistro!

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Unique Catering

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Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) prides itself on superior catering that uniquely fits every individual need! Whether you are looking for on or offsite catering, Blu' Island Bistro can accommodate you with everything from catering-to-go to full-service catering including setup and takedown. We love adding special touches to make your event extra memorable! One recent event we catered had a comfort food station all to order, a slider station, Boar's head gourmet hot dog station, tacos, fresh seafood, and doughnuts to order...even a photo booth and acoustic guitar entertainment! Another recent Blu' Island catering event offered omelets and pancakes to order, as well as Bloody Mary and mimosa bars! If you can dream it, we can do it. Keep us in mind for your next catering event! Blu' Island Bistro catering is as fun as it is delicious!

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Blu' Loves You Back!

Blu' Loves You Back!

Venice, Florida's gem, Blu' Island Bistro, wants you to know that as much as you love visiting us, we love you back!

That's why we are having a special promotion from February 12th through the 18th - double Blu' Rewards points! That's right, any time you come in the 12th - 18th of February, you will earn double points for each visit. Come early and come often! Points accrue and can be traded in for discounts. Members are also eligible for exclusive deals, so make sure you're signed up today!

Blu' Island Bistro is the gift that keeps on giving. Delicious, fresh meals for now and reward points for later. What could be better? Hurry in for double points while offer lasts!

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Catering To Your Every Need


Blu' Island Bistro, Venice, Florida's award-winning restaurant, is happy to be your choice for your next private catered event! Whether you are planning a wedding and want a menu that will be talked about almost as much as the happy couple, or a bridal shower, baby shower, birthday or anniversary party, you're in the best hands with Blu' Island Bistro catering. Chef Alan will create a mouth-watering menu catering to whatever theme you have in mind (or help you with ideas if you need them!) and our amazing staff will cover all the details from decorations to supplies. Take the worry out of your next graduation party or family celebration. Let Blu' Island Bistro create a unique menu experience that will be talked about for years to come. Call (941)-485-8400 and book your event today!

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Unique Catering Options Make Your Event Great

Your next event can be better with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL. What does everyone look for in a great event? What does everyone leave talking about? The amazing food of course!

Blu’ Island Bistro provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, special events and so much more!

If you have an event on the horizon, give us a call (941-485-8400) and let’s talk! We support you in any and every way we can - even beyond the menu/food!

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers catering for any and every event. On or off site - we are here to support you and make you look fabulous! We look forward to working with you to make your event spectacular!

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Private Holiday/Themed Parties - Leave it to Blu’!

As we dive in to the fall season and start thinking about Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years Eve, holiday parties, and more - it always come down to the food. Chef Alan creates custom dishes/menus that wow every party guest. Share the details of your event with Blu’ and leave the rest to us! People are shocked by the amount of time/effort Chef Alan puts into a custom menu for their event.Fill out this form for more information on catering for your individual event. We’d love to visit with you to see if Blu’ Island Bistro is the best choice for your event catering.
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Unique Private Catering with Blu’ Island Bistro

Are you planning a special event - a wedding, a bridal or baby shower, a birthday or anniversary party, a promotion at work, a graduation? Well, congratulations! We are excited you are looking at Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) to cater your next event. It's football season - are you planning an awesome tailgate party? We have some great ideas for your football fun.Catering - yes. We have you covered - the freshest ingredients, the most unique menu creation you’ll find, and more. Details from decorations, to themes, to supplies, to every little detail - Blu’ Island Bistro has you covered. Give us a call, or fill out this form to share information about your upcoming special event. We take private catering events very seriously and put a lot of thought and work into making your event the very best. Give us a call (941) 485-8400 to hear more.
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Taking the Guest Work Out of Venice FL Corporate Catering


Corporate Catering in Venice Florida has never been so easy, delicious, and unique. Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) brings custom catered meals right to you, your event or your business - all you have to do is enjoy the food! Catered corporate meals are created with fresh ingredients and made right before your event. The tone of your event can be made with your choice of caterers - make sure you send the right message to your patrons, clients, guests or staff. Call Blu’ Island Bistro 941-485-8400 and tell us about your event. Or, better yet - fill out this form and we will connect with you on the details. We look forward to catering your next corporate event!

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Let Blu’ Island Cater Your Next Business Party or Corporate Event!

More so than the people or entertainment featured at corporate events, the food is what can make or break the occasion. With Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL Catering on the case, providing great food is a breeze. Whether on or off site, chef Alan creates custom menus and dishes with a distinctive taste and presentation sure to appealto a wide range of appetites.Fill out the form here to request Blu’ Island catering at your next event. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to call us at (941-485-8400 and set your plan in motion! We’re looking forward to catering your next event. Find out why Blu’ catering is the best kept secret in Venice.
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The Best Kept Catering Secret in Venice

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The secret is out - Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) offers catering you won’t find anywhere else. From corporate events, business meetings, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, to special events Blu’ Island Bistro will bring amazing food your guests are sure to enjoy. You next event can be better with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro Venice FL. Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Graduation PartiesBusiness MeetingsSummer PartiesNot sure if Blu' Island Bistro Catering (Venice FL) is for you? Here are a few of our most popular dishes to consider for your next meeting/event: Grilled Chicken and Fish Tacos (cilantro lime slaw, pico de gallo) Chips/Salsa, Rice/BeansMediterreanean PlatterTomato Mozarella PlatterBaked Lemon Dill SalmonBlackened Scallops with Cucumber Dill SalsaBlu Salad with strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, craisins, toasted pecansBlu' Burrito Breakfast, soft tortillas filled with scrambled eggs, black beans, chorizo sausage, topped with house salsa, sour cream and avocadoGive us a call (941-485-8400) at Blu’ Island Bistro and tell us a little about your event. Chef Alan creates custom menus/dishes that will leave your guests raving about the food! We looking forward to catering your next event! Click Here for more information or to start your catering request.
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Catering - To a Whole New Level

Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice FL) takes the unique, bold, fresh menu items to you. Whether you have a corporate meeting, corporate event, training, or conference - Blu’ Island can exceed your expectations when it comes to a catered luncheon. Impress the staff at your next office lunch with some unique and delicious menu items created just for your event by Chef Alan himself. On any given day, Blu’ Island Bistro will have multiple catering deliveries going out from Bradenton to Punta Gorda! If you are looking for a unique, local option for your next corporate event, let us know! We are on time, organized, and very punctual. Leave the planning to us - we take the worry out of coordinating the meal. Call (941) 485-8400 for more information or to request a catered lunch to be delivered to your location. We look forward to delivering a great catered lunch that will blow everyone away!
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Catering Options Galore with Blu Island Bistro!

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Catering options galore! Our place or yours! Fine dining or Casual!Are you having a party? Is your business/organization looking for custom catering options to meet the needs of your event? Save the mess and trouble and have Blu Island Bistro take care of you! From custom designed menus, to exceptional service, to decorating - Blu Island Bistro, Venice FL takes care of every detail! And...Catering with Blu Island Bistro is affordable! If you are looking for an affordable catering option that will leave your guests talking about the food, call Blu Island Bistro in Venice, FL for details (941) 485-8200.(Photo: Right) Zesty fresh fruit salsa and perfectly grilled chicken! 
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