Many of you have been able to enjoy the first few weeks of the Culinary Center Soft Opening and the many wonderful food options we now have in our community. Please keep in mind that this is a new building and restaurant, with new staff-in-training in all areas of the restaurant. The reservation system is working well in managing the kitchen and servers to ensure that members have the highest level of service and food quality possible. Walk-ins will be taken as space allows for both inside and outdoor dining.
The F&B Committee, along with the Executive Team and Board of Directors, developed and approved the Rules & Regulations for F&B operations in the Fall, 2020. These R&R’s include a Dress Code that was communicated to residents. It was the desire of this group to guide residents toward the differentiation between the existing Bahama Bar and the new, more upscale Culinary Center. As you read the guidelines, you will see that there are only a few “don’ts”, with a more upscale indoor dining environment intended for the Culinary Center.
It is not the intent to have the same, casual, pool-side atmosphere in the Culinary Center that we are accustomed to seeing in our years of frequenting the Bahama Bar. For example, pool-side shoes like rubber flip flops, cargo pants and swimming shorts, tank tops and screen printed tee shirts and men’s hats of any kind are not permitted inside the Culinary Center dining areas. Supervisory staff will be responsible for reminding members of our dress code and the Board may consider revisions in the future as the restaurant becomes more established.
Esplanade Naples Dress Code
It is expected that residents will choose to dress in a manner befitting the surroundings and atmosphere and advise their guests accordingly. The BOD reserves the right to make changes to the Dress Code. Exceptions may also be made for certain health conditions or special events.
- Bahama Bar – casual, poolside dining – pool attire with a shirt or other cover up and shoes are required. Exercise wear, sportswear (e.g., golf, tennis, pickleball), men’s and women’s hats, and soft spikes* are also permitted.
- Café and Market- pool attire with a shirt or other cover up and shoes are required. Exercise wear, sportswear (e.g., golf, tennis, pickleball), men’s and women’s hats, and soft spikes* are also permitted.
- Culinary Center Outside Dining– casual dining experience – casual wear, exercise wear, sportswear (e.g., golf, tennis, pickleball), men’s and women’s hats, and soft spikes* are permitted. No pool attire is permitted.
- Culinary Center Inside Dining – upscale dining experience – appropriate shirts, shorts/pants, skirts/dresses and shoes are required. Women are permitted to wear hats. Soft spikes* are permitted. Pool attire and exercise wear are not permitted.
*Soft spikes and sports shoes should be cleaned after playing and free of sand, grass, and hardtru