Daniel Frier

FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 29, 2016) –Daniel Frier has joined the Veranda restaurant as its new executive chef.

Frier brings more than two decades of culinary experience to the iconic downtown Fort Myers restaurant. He most recently served as executive chef partner for Capital Grille in Charlotte, N.C., which was named Darden Restaurant’s Diamond Club as top restaurant in 2015.

He is an honors graduate from the Art Institute of Atlanta and holds an Associate of Arts degree in culinary arts.

“Chef Daniel is a purist at heart,” said Paul Peden, owner of the Veranda. “We are very excited to welcome his talents and passion to our restaurant.”

“I can think of no greater accomplishment than to see
 my love for food and my drive for perfection appreciated,” Frier said.

The Veranda is celebrating 38 years of business in 2016. Located at 2122 Second Street in two turn-of-the-century Victorian homes in downtown Fort Myers, the restaurant features Southern regional cuisine with a full bar, extensive wine list and first-class service in a romantic setting. The Veranda is consistently honored as one of the most award-winning restaurants in the area.

Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; a mid-day menu is served Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; and dinner is served Monday through Saturday from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Private dining is also available from 10 to 400 guests. Live entertainment is featured in the Veranda’s piano lounge Wednesday through Saturday evenings from 6:30 to 9:30. Valet or street parking is available.

For reservations and more information, visit www.verandarestaurant.com.