New modern American restaurant to debut late summer bringing innovative cuisine to Southwest Florida
Featuring the award-winning culinary talents of Executive Chef Todd Erickson, Society will feature delicious modern American cuisine and craft cocktails made with the finest, freshest ingredients. Society’s chef-inspired menu will change with the seasons and incorporate locally sourced foods in every way possible, including a rooftop herb and vegetable garden. Society will open late this summer and will offer lunch, dinner and happy hour five days a week, as well as a late-night-bites menu on weekends.
“Society is all about community and bringing people together in a dynamic venue where people can dine and socialize in various spaces,” said Brad Cozza, owner/partner of Society. “We’ve created areas for socializing, networking, intimate dinners, power lunches, private business dining, family events and other special occasions. As a dedicated community partner, Society is proud to engage with local purveyors, businesses and nonprofits to further enhance the rich and vibrant area where we are so fortunate to live, work and enjoy.”
Located at 13499 Bell Tower Dr. at Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers, Society offers multiple dining environments, each with its own intimate personality. With seating for 250 guests, Society’s guest experiences include al fresco dining on the patio surrounded by a beautiful garden setting as well as banquette seating with a polished concrete bar and copper accents in the main dining area. Society boasts modern conveniences such as a state-of-the-art video wall in the main dining area, the west dining room featuring a stylish wine bar, and the vibrant rooftop treehouse with a tiki-chic appeal which will be a gathering spot for happy hour and cocktail specials. The rooftop features a firepit surrounded by plush seating, outdoor herb garden and a semi-private patio area for special events. Additionally, Society provides private dining opportunities in the intimate Executive and West dining rooms. The interior dining rooms feature dark wood tones accented by warm copper finishes, architectural lighting, coffered ceilings and industrial-chic finishes. Seating options throughout the restaurant range from floating tables to banquettes to communal tables.
Executive Chef Todd Erickson, a champion of the hit Food Network show, Beat Bobby Flay and an alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, will lead the culinary operations at Society.
“With the theme of ‘Familiar but Unexpected,’ Society’s menus are not overly complex, but are absolutely packed with flavor and sexy presentations,” said Erickson. “A variety of wood fired steaks, global tapas, raw bar items and indulgent side dishes are all found on the Society dinner menu. Guests can expect approachable foods, but with a modern, artistic approach.”