ESTERO, FL – For the past thirty years, HansPeter Clavadetscher and Margarete Leeser have operated in the restaurant and hospitality industry in Germany and Switzerland, but the couple always dreamed of moving to America and opening a restaurant. Now that dream has become a reality as Clavadetscher and Leeser open Tasteria European Bistro at Miromar Outlets in Estero. The bistro’s opening was on February 11th, just in time for the busy tourist season in Southwest Florida. Tasteria European Bistro is located in Suite 193 near MundoMax Playland and occupies 1,010 square feet with an additional outdoor seating area.
Tasteria European Bistro is casual and affordable. The cuisine is inspired by the owners’ love of international cuisine. They serve a wide variety of sandwiches, salads, cold Gazpacho soup, croissants, eggs served your style, and entrees such as Beef Steak, Veal Schnitzel, Porc Bratwurst, Poached Scallops with cream sauce, Tuna Tataki, and pasta dishes.
Complimenting the flavorsome food are a variety of coffee, espresso, beer, and wines. Tasteria European Bistro also offers a delicious assortment of desserts such as chocolate cake, assorted pastries, ice cream, and Macha green tea chocolate.
The bistro offers full service inside or outside as well as carry-out, for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Authentic European music is constantly played in the background to complete the ambiance.
Why would successful Swiss and German restaurateurs choose Southwest Florida to open a new bistro? According to Clavadetscher, it was time for a change. “We have been vacationing to Southwest Florida for the past fifteen years, and decided it was time for an area and mentality change,” says Clavadetscher. With an Apprenticeship Degree in cooking, Clavadetscher knows what it takes to make a restaurant succeed.
Leeser also earned her Apprenticeship Degree but in hotel operations. She learned the necessary skills of hospitality and customer service. “I enjoy the interaction with our guests and the operations of a restaurant,” says Leeser.
Since becoming business partners and operating an authentic Japanese restaurant for sixteen years in Switzerland, they have finally decided to open their own restaurant in the U.S. and decided on Southwest Florida. “We strongly believe in good quality food at an affordable price,” says Leeser. “We pride ourselves on exceptional service and authenticity.” Dine at Tasteria European Bistro today in Suite 193 at Miromar Outlets in Estero or call (239) 948-8199 for more information.
Miromar Outlets, voted “Best Shopping Mall” and “Best Factory Outlet Mall” in Southwest Florida for 17 years in a row, features over 140 great designer and brand name manufacturers’ outlet stores including Ann Taylor Factory Store, Brooks Brothers Factory Store, Bloomingdale’s The Outlet Store, Calvin Klein, Coach Factory, Cole Haan Outlet, Columbia Sportswear Company, GUESS Factory, J.Crew Factory, kate spade new york, Lacoste, Levi’s Outlet Store, Michael Kors, Movado Company Store, Neiman Marcus Last Call Store, Nike Factory Store, OshKosh B’Gosh, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, Saks Fifth Avenue OFF 5TH, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, White House ׀ Black Market, and many more.
Miromar Outlets is located at exit 123 off I-75, on Miromar Outlets Boulevard in Estero, between Naples and Fort Myers, across from Miromar Design Center. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. www.MiromarOutlets.com.