Florida Trend magazine has declared its 2020 Golden Spoon Awards, with 14 Southwest Florida dining places earning the honor. 

The Golden Spoons date back far more than 50 a long time, according to Florida Trend’s web site. The enterprise journal produced the awards as a dining guide for executives traveling all over the Sunshine State.  

“Our awards are hugely selective and include things like roughly 100 major dining establishments, which implies only a handful of establishments in lots of marketplaces,” its internet site suggests. 

“Our main criterion is the foods, manufactured from top rated elements sourced carefully and well prepared with imagination and authenticity from entrees to vegetables and breads. We and our visitors also be expecting a location that is properly cared for and company that is knowledgeable and enthusiastic but not intrusive.”

Here’s a glimpse at winners from our region:

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Filet mignon in a green-peppercorn demi from Azure in  south Fort Myers.

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Angelina’s Ristorante, Bonita Springs

Azure, south Fort Myers

Blanc, south Fort Myers

Harold’s, south Fort Myers

Sweet Melissa’s Cafe, Sanibel

Chef Melissa Donahue oversees the award-winning Sweet Melissa's Cafe on Sanibel.

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21 Spices by Chef Asif, Naples 

Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro, Naples 

Campiello, Naples

Grappino, Naples

M Waterfront Grille, Naples

Molto Trattoria, Naples

Osteria Tulia, Naples

The Grill at The Ritz-Carlton, North Naples

Grappino's cacciucco or Tuuscan seafood stew, is pictured Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019, in Naples.

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The Excellent Caper, Punta Gorda

In addition to its Golden Spoons, Florida Craze awards “Finest New” honors to dining establishments fewer than 2 several years previous, as nicely as a Hall of Fame designations for eating places that have gained many Golden Spoons. 

Grappino in Naples received “Greatest New” this yr, while Osteria Tulia and The Grill, also in Naples, attained Hall of Fame standing. 

For a comprehensive list of Golden Spoon winners fr
om close to the point out, visit floridatrend.com/golden-spoons