Fort Myers Beach, Florida, June 8, 2008 – JoJo’s on the Beach, Pink Shell’s beachfront restaurant, has been named winner of two of the five Taste of the Beach awards. Fourteen restaurants participated in the Taste of the Beach, an annual event sponsored by the Fort Myers Beach Chamber of Commerce.
JoJo’s Black Bean Cakes took home first prize for Best Appetizer. The Black Bean Cakes are a flavorful blend of crushed black beans, onions, jalapeño and spices breaded with crispy Japanese bread crumbs, deep fried, then served with a cilantro crème fraiche and pico di gallo. JoJo’s on the Beach also won Best Dessert for their scrumptious Mango Cheese Cake, made from a blend of cream cheese and fresh mangos, baked in a graham cracker crust and topped with mango coulis.
“We are glad to be able to participate in The Taste of the Beach and are fortunate to be appreciated by the judges in both Best Appetizer and Best Dessert categories,” says Craig Panneton, Executive Chef at the Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa. “It was great to highlight the style and quality of the Pink Shell’s culinary product. We look forward to future events.”
JoJo’s on the Beach is open to the public seven days a week serving lunch and dinner. Lunch guests will enjoy a menu of tropical salads and wraps, while the dinner menu includes mouth-watering steaks and fresh seafood entrees.
The Pink Shell Beach Resort & Spa, a Boykin Management Company Property, is located on Fort Myers Beach, Florida offering 1,500 feet of sugar-white sands, 223 beachfront units, over looking the Gulf of Mexico, the barrier islands of South West Florida, Sanibel and Captiva. The resort features many recreational activities in a family friendly atmosphere. For more information visit www.PinkShell.com.