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No Party Like A Blu' Bistro Party!

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If you've ever had breakfast or lunch with us, you know what makes Blu' Island Bistro a Venice favorite! What could be better than planning your next big party with us, and treating all your guests as well? Blu' Island Bistro offers full-service catering offsite, but for smaller groups, you can rent our space for onsite catering as well! You pick the theme, and leave the decorations and delicious food to us! We love to add those special touches to make your day extra memorable. Chef Alan will craft the perfect custom menu for you and your guests, including any special dietary requests. Here is what a recent client had to say:

"What a fabulous party! Many thanks to Chef Alan for a great menu and presentation...All in all, it was an amazing evening that all guests enjoyed, and Kim's efforts made it a great affair."

Kick your next special occasion up a notch with in-house catering from Blu' Island Bistro. You'll be so glad you did!

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Taste of Venice

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Blu' Island Bistro invites you to come experience some fresh new taste sensations with us this Tuesday, August 30th, at the Taste of Venice! This festival always draws a big crowd, and for good reason. Your taste buds deserve a treat to celebrate the end of summer, and visiting Blu' Island Bistro's site will be sure to please! Chef Alan's mushroom ravioli with goat cheese sauce has to be tasted to be believed, and you won't want to miss this! Join us Tuesday for the Taste of Venice with Blu' Island Bistro. We can't wait to see you there!

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Chef Talk: Alan Laskowski of Blu Island Bistro

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Chef/owner Alan Laskowski of Blu Island Bistro (625 Tamiami Trail S., Venice. 485-8200; bluislandbistro.com) 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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Office Hero

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It's that time of year again, and holiday office parties are upon us. Don't panic! No matter what your budget or theme, Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) is the catering expert guaranteed to make you the hero of the office! Whether planning a formal party, an informal gathering, or anywhere in between, Blu' Island Bistro has a unique, fresh, mouth-watering menu that will be talked about for weeks to yum! Pickup is available or have us bring the party to you. Blu' Island Bistro can take care of everything from idea planning, to decorating, to serving, to cleanup. Take the worry out of your holiday party planning and make the heroic choice....Blu' Island Bistro catering! Call 941-485-8400 or fill out our online form and tell us more about your upcoming event. Chef Alan loves nothing more than coming up with new and unique dishes to cater to your particular wishes. Let Blu' Island Bistro cater to your every need!

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Blu' Island Treats You Like Family

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Blu' Island Bistro is a Venice, FL restaurant that is well known and loved for its family oriented atmosphere. Your whole family will feel right at home for every meal at Blu' Island Bistro.

We Treat You Like Family Not only do we have some great kid friendly options on our menu but each one of our staff members will treat you as though you are a part of their family. Here at Blu’ Island Bistro, we view all of our guests as our family. You will never lack for a warm welcome and friendly smile. Each dish is made by our chef with love and attention to create the best home cooked flavor.

Stop in at Blu' Island Bistro today with the whole family to experience our homey and relaxed atmosphere and see what makes us the best restaurant in Venice.

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2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Winner - Blu' Island Bistro

TripAdvisor has recognized Blu' Island Bistro with a 2013 Certificate of Excellence. This prestigious award places Blu' Island Bistro, Venice, FL in the top performing 10% of all businesses worldwide on TripAdvisor, given to Blu' Island Bistro because of consistently high ratings from TripAdvisor travelers.Thank you to all of your great reviews! We sincerely appreciate your support and reviews and hope to see you back at Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, FL soon. If you do stop in, please leave your review on TripAdvisor, so other travelers can discover your insight. 

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