Naples, FL: It's been a piece of cake," reflects Trail Caf & Grill owners Chef Kristofer and Patricia "Trish" Jubinville, as the husband-and-wife team and Johnson & Wales Culinary Arts graduates approach the first year anniversary ownership of their North Naples restaurant.
To celebrate the restaurant's one year milestone and thank loyal customers, many of whom the Jubinvilles consider family, Trail Caf & Grill is offering all diners a complimentary slice of Italian cream cake, Saturday, Oct. 1 from 7 am until 2 pm. In addition, guests are encouraged to purchase raffle tickets to win one of five hourly drawings for $10 or $20 gift certificates. All funds raised from $1 raffle tickets will be donated to the Humane Society of Collier County, a charity the dog-owning Jubinvilles support.
"Italian cream cake is one of my homemade specialty desserts," Trish proudly notes. "It is a two-layer white cake made with buttermilk, coconut, pecans and eggs with a cream cheese and pecan frosting and a toasted coconut sprinkle," she adds.
"We believe our customers appreciate that every dish is made "from scratch" and made-to-order with the love and care you would find sitting at your grandmother's kitchen table," says Trish Jubinville. "The proof is in the pudding," she continues, noting that several economic studies released recently observe a shift in consumer way of thinking to buy locally or from mom and pop shops like family-owned Trail Caf & Grill.
New statistics released by the Small Business Administration (SBA) report that "seven out of ten new employer establishments survive at least two years and 51 percent survive at least five years."
Trail Caf & Grill serves breakfast Tuesday through Friday morning, 7 until 11:30, and all day on Saturdays and Sundays. The lunch menu is available starting at 11 am until 2 pm.
Trail Caf & Grill is nestled in the Lynwood Square at 12820 North U.S. 41, just one mile north of Immokalee Road in Naples.
For special gatherings, Trail Caf & Grill offers private dining, catering and evening hours. For more information, call (239) 598-2480 or visit www.trailcafenaples.com.