Veranda Lamb Chops

FORT MYERS, Fla. (March 22, 2013) – The Veranda in Downtown Fort Myers is offering a special menu to celebrate this year’s Easter Sunday.

From noon to 7 p.m. on Sunday, March 31, patrons are invited to celebrate Easter Sunday with family and friends as they enjoy the restaurant’s special menu with items ranging from appetizers and salads to entrées and desserts. The holiday’s special appetizers include chilled Gulf shrimp with a tangy cocktail sauce, a baked onion soup, traditional oyster Rockefeller, Veranda blue crab cake with creamy remoulade sauce, and Portobello mushroom wedges dressed with boursin cheese. Salad options include a traditional Caesar salad with imported aged parmesan and anchovies, and a fresh field greens salad with hearts of palm, grape tomatoes and a black bean relish, dressed with the Veranda’s own honey mustard dressing and herbed croutons.

The Easter dinner entrées include a smoked country ham with natural gravy and a sweet potato soufflé, breast of duck prepared with a port wine and raspberry demi glace and duck confit, classic grilled filet mignon with a wild mushroom merlot sauce, roast prime rib of beef served au jus with a creamy horseradish sauce, chicken Oscar presented with lump crab asparagus and hollandaise, macadamia nut encrusted yellowtail snapper finished with Frangelico butter, and baked New Zealand lamb chops with a rosemary demi glace and mint marmalade. All entrées are served with Chef William’s potato or rice and seasonal vegetables, a basket full of fresh baked oatmeal molasses bread and corn muffins.

Patrons may complete their Easter feast with one of two desserts: a house made Florida key lime pie or a triple layer chocolate pate with raspberry coulis.

There will also be a children’s menu available for children 12 years old and younger for $12.95. The menu includes smoked country ham, grilled chicken breast and roast prime rib of beef.

Since 1978, the Veranda has featured southern regional cuisine with a full bar, an extensive wine list and first-class service in a romantic setting. Located at 2122 Second Street in two turn-of-the-century Victorian homes, the Veranda has consistently been honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area.

For reservations and more information, call the Veranda at 239-332-2065 or visit