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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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Back to Business

That holiday feeling you get every time you visit Venice's favorite breakfast place, Blu' Island Bistro, doesn't have to end just because you have to go back to work! Corporate catering from Blu' Island Bistro is the perfect way to brighten up your next corporate meeting, business lunch, or office party. Venice commercial catering doesn't get any better than Blu' Island Bistro! Our own Chef Alan loves to craft the perfect dishes for your catering needs, including special diet requests. Bring the mouth-watering catering with the freshest ingredients from Blu' Island Bistro, and you'll bring a meal you and you co-workers won't soon forget! Not all heroes wear capes. Be the office hero with catering from Blu' Island Bistro! Fill out our form online or request more info at (941) 485-8400. We look forward to feeding you!

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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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A Grade Above


Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means...graduation season is in full swing! Blu' Island Bistro invites you to bring your graduation celebrations to us for the most memorable celebration yet! Of course we also offer catering offsite from start to finish, and we can bring the party to you! Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers only the finest, freshest ingredients, crafted into the most amazing, mouth-watering dishes made by our very own award-winning Chef Alan. Blu' Island catering takes care of all the details and adds special touches to make your celebration a grade above the rest! Whether you know a high school or college grad, grad school or military school grad, nursing school or even grade school grad, Blu' Island catering brings your party to the next level of celebration! Maybe you know a mature student taking some continuing education courses and you want to celebrate! Whatever the occasion, think Blu' Island Bistro. Think a grade above! We look forward to hosting you!

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Chef Talk: Alan Laskowski of Blu Island Bistro


Chef/owner Alan Laskowski of Blu Island Bistro (625 Tamiami Trail S., Venice. 485-8200; in Venice has been a culinary pro since high school, gradually working his way up the industry ladder from dishwasher to restaurateur. Today, his eatery is a breakfast-and-lunch mainstay, serving BLTs and banana French toast dishes with fresh, unique flavor twists.

Q: How did your culinary career begin and evolve?

A: I have always been interested in both food preparation and eating food. It started early in high school, when I worked in nearby Philadelphia restaurants as a dishwasher, busboy and at the historic Jersey Shore Chalfonte Hotel. As I got older, my interest in food got stronger. I enrolled at the Culinary Institute of America and graduated, and it was a significant experience in my life. I went on to manage and ultimately own a restaurant in Philadelphia, where I received a number of awards. This all led to me opening Blu Island Bistro.

Q: What was your initial vision for Blu Island Bistro?

A: We opened in 2011. My vision for Blu was that it would be a unique restaurant that would capture the community feeling of Venice yet offer a big city menu with a Philadelphia influence. I wanted to provide excellent cuisine and a joyful dining experience.

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Private Catering With A Difference


Blu' Island Bistro has built a reputation that is second-to-none in private catering for a good reason: we really care about our customers! Blu' Island catering offers more than just next-level mouth-watering dishes, we offer an experience you won't soon forget. Blu' Island staff is warm, friendly, and attentive to every detail. Here is what some of our recent clients have to say:

" father-in-law who was there used to be in charge of food services for the Marriott and also provided services to several Presidents including Kennedy and Eisenhower and he was impressed with the food and service. Great job!"

"Blu' Island Bistro is the BEST when it comes to catering to the community!"

"...two weeks before our 50th anniversary we decided to have a party....panic set in...Kim came to the rescue! We were treated like royalty by the entire staff. Having nothing planned...Kim took the lead. All we had to do was select the menu and show up. Decorations, flowers, and a multitude of details were handled without our involvement. To our surprise they even had a photo booth for pictures. Service and attention was beyond our expectations and the food was spectacular...we highly recommend Blu' for any affair."

"Little things like personalized M&M's and napkins, added to the wow factor. Can't imagine hiring anyone else to cater a party. Kudos to our friends at Blu Island Bistro!!!"

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Next-Level Catering


Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) has earned its reputation as one of the best caterers around. Chef Alan's creations are as beautiful as they are mouth-watering, and our catered events always create quite a stir! Take your planned party to the next level with Blu' Island Bistro catering. You can even reserve our own space for your gathering! Otherwise, we offer both pick-up and full-service delivery options for our catering. Blu' Island will even do all the setup and takedown duties as well if needed! You bring the party, we take care of the rest! Think Blu' Island Bistro catering for your next office party, reunion, wedding, corporate or community event! Take your party to the next level with Blu' Island Bistro. Call or use our online form for more information today!

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Catering Rescue!

Catering Rescue!

Planning a party? Reunion? Rehearsal dinner? Office get together? Blu' Island Bistro, Venice, Florida's catering experts, are here to rescue you! Don't settle for blah, ramp up your winter gatherings with catering from Blu' Island Bistro! Whether your gathering is formal or informal, large or small, Blu' Island Bistro will create a mouth-watering custom menu that caters to your every need. Need vegetarian or gluten-free options? Not a problem! Blu' Island Bistro will even take care of decorating, planning, setup and takedown. You bring the party, we'll take care of the rest! Find out what takes Blu' Island Bistro catering to the next level. Call or book online today!

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Working It


Want to be the coworker with all the accolades? Blu' Island Bistro is here to help! Chef Alan is on hand to work his magic into your next office party menu. Believe it or not, there may be a few people out there who have not yet experienced the taste sensation of Venice--Blu Island Bistro! You can remedy that--bring Blu' Island Bistro to them! Our catering menu accommodates parties and events of all sizes, using only the freshest ingredients and most delectable combinations for a taste explosion you and your coworkers won't soon forget! Call or book online today for your next office party with Blu' Island Bistro catering. Your taste buds and colleagues will thank you!

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Sizing You Up


Having a small event and not in need of a huge amount of food, but not wanting to serve finger sandwiches and veggies with dip? Never fear...Blu' Island Bistro is here for you! Venice, Florida's award-winning Blu' Island Bistro offers catering from a few party platters to huge, banquet-style catering and everything in between! Add some fun flair to your next office party, birthday celebration, and more. Our delectable food speaks for itself, but our guests talk about it all the time, also! A Blu' Island Bistro meal is an event all its own. We have the perfect fit for parties of any size, with convenient on-site and off-site catering. Call or fill out this form and we will connect with you for details.

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Catering to Your Every Need


Summer is the time for parties. Whether you are a local in Venice, FL or planning a vacation or private party in the Venice area this summer, Blu Island Bistro has got you covered! We cater it all, from graduation parties to weddings. Having an outdoor party? Corporate event? Family reunion? You bring the crowd, our off-site catering will take care of the food!

Our mouth-watering menu has something for everyone-- from lighter fare with our delectable salads and ahi tuna, to hearty paninis, burgers, and reuben sandwiches. Whatever your party craves, Blu Island Bistro's culinary expert, Chef Alan, will cater to your every need. We will create a custom menu you and your guests will be raving about!

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Venice Island Catering - We’ve Got You Covered


Outdoor entertaining has never tasted so good. Blu’ Island Bistro caters graduation parties, summer parties, outdoor events, corporate employee events/picnics, anniversaries, weddings, and so much more. Each menu is custom created to perfectly meet the needs of the guests and allows the host to enjoy the event while serving unique, local food that tastes fantastic.

On or off site - Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful. Give 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!

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Custom Catering for Every Venice Event!


Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers custom catering for every event. What does custom catering mean to you? We custom create each menu to exceed you and your guests expectations. Your next event can be better with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro in Venice, FL.

Blu’ Island Bistro provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, weddings, community events, as well as special events. On or off site - Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful.

Click Here to request catering information from Blu’ Island Bistro. We look forward to hearing about your upcoming event/meeting and sharing with you how we can make your event spectacular!

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Blu’ Island Catering - from Simple to Elegant


From business/corporate events to private parties in your homes - Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) has had a great 2014 with fantastic catering events! From simple to elegant events, we take planning for your event very seriously. Chef Alan creates a custom menu that reflects your personality and the atmosphere of the event.

From exceptional service to exquisite cuisine, Blu’ Island Bistro changes your event into an experience you’re guests will be talking about for the rest of the year. Experience market fresh ingredients, professional service, and stunning presentation - all with Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) catering.

Call Blu’ Island Bistro (941) 485-8400 and tell us a little about your event. From office luncheons to a private party in your home, we’ll make your event spectacular!

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Last Minute Holiday Catering - Venice, FL


Forgot to book the caterer for your corporate holiday party? Don’t have time or are just too plain tired to plan the holiday event of the year? Having too many guests over and are feeling overwhelmed?

Don’t worry - Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) has you covered! Your event will be exactly how you want it with the help of Blu’ Island Bistro.

Blu’ Island Bistro provides unique catering options for corporate events, office lunches, private parties, community events, as well as special events. On or off site - Blu’ Island Bistro is sure to exceed your expectations with unique catering options that are just as delicious as they are beautiful.

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.

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Holidays Parties/Catering by Blu’ Island Bistro!

Holidays Parties/Catering by Blu’ Island Bistro!

Let Blu’ Island Bistro (Venice, FL) take care of your holiday party - at your office, home, or have it here at Blu'. The holidays can be a stressful time of year - with all the shopping, cooking and entertaining - leave the stress with Blu’ Island Bistro. From casual to elegant, whether paper or china, Blu’ Island Bistro takes your special event catering to the level you want. Chef Alan designs custom menus that make sense for your budget, guest list, and event style - from beautiful hors d'oeuvres to plated meals - your event will be talked about!

Hosting an office party? Corporate lunch? Not sure where to get catered food that reflects the atmosphere and tone of the event? Blu’ Island Bistro does it all - and is more than happy to help you. From planning, to decorating, to serving - Blu’ Island Bistro can take care of all of your business catering details.

Click Here for more information on Blu’ Island Bistro catering. Private party catering, corporate office luncheons, special events - let Blu’ Island Bistro take the stress out of your event and make it the memorable special event you dream of!

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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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