Blase Cafe & Martini Bar
 
5263 Ocean Blvd #9
Siesta Key, 34242
 
Phone: 941-349-9822
 
Web site: http://www.theblasecafe.com/
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours:

Monday - Sunday     2PM-1AM

 

 

AND OUR SISTER RESTAURANT

 

 

Pi 3.14 Craft Beer & Spirits
 
5263 Ocean Blvd
Siesta Key, 34242
 
Phone: 941-346-1188
 
Web site: http://www.siestapi.com/
 
 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

Hours:

Monday - Tuesday     12PM-2AM

Wednesday - Sunday    12PM-2AM

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

Complimentary Valet Parking
with ticket validation

Chef Talk: Cynthia Breslin of Blase Café

 

By Abby Weingarten , Herald-Tribune

/ Monday, September 22, 2014

Chef and restaurateur Cynthia Breslin of Blasé Café (5263 Ocean Blvd., Sarasota. 349-9822; theblasecafe.com) has been in the restaurant industry since early adulthood, and her passion for the culinary craft has only expanded. With the vision of her business partner, Rami Nehme, and chefs Jordan Neidenmier and Wesley Breslin, Cynthia Breslin has helped maintain the quirky character of one of Siesta Key’s most beloved locales.

 

Q: How did working in the restaurant industry become your passion?

A: From the day I turned 18 years old, I have been bartending and working the front end of restaurants, and I was submersed in the restaurant industry for nearly 25 years before opening up the Blasé Café. Prior to that, I grew up with a southern lifestyle, where food was a staple in keeping the family connected.

 

Q: What sets Blasé Café apart from all of the other locales on Siesta Key?

A: Blasé Café is a world of its own. Walking in the door, you find a unique collection of art, antiques and whimsical employees ready to entertain you. The personality of the restaurant is Martha Stewart meets Morticia Addams—the vibe being eclectic and sultry. Unlike most restaurants on Siesta Key, we don’t follow the beach theme; we build up the blasé bravado with a European flare.

 

Q: How has the menu been evolving to accommodate the latest food trends?

A: We have added more salads with baby kale, and we also have a Mediterranean-style salad with grilled vegetables. For a veggie burger, we use falafel (which my business partner, Rami, inspired with his Middle Eastern background) and it is outstanding. We are also doing fish tacos with sriracha coleslaw, which has become a new customer favorite.

 

Q: When you are not in the restaurant, how do you unwind?

A: I collect art and create it. My house and restaurant are laden with unique prints, originals, antiques and art-related literature. Personally, I prefer oil painting and stained glass, so I’m painting figures and making windows in my spare time. I have dabbled in other forms of art, such as mosaics, drawing, pottery and basket weaving. Aside form artwork, I enjoy dance classes on a weekly basis (Latin dance is my favorite).

 

Q: What is new and exciting at the restaurant/bar?

A: We have introduced Siesta Key’s latest spot for craft beers, pizza, smiling faces and a good time, directly next door (3.14 Pi), which offers a wide array of flavorful food and beverages. I’ve also been working alongside chef Jordon Neidenmier and chef Wes Breslin (my son, who started in the kitchen at Blasé just this year and brings with him a taste of oriental cuisine, which is usually served as the night’s special).

Cynthia Breslin 

Colorful old home with al fresco seating & a martini bar serving eclectic island-inspired eats.

Laid-back restaurant offering pizza pies, craft beers, spirits & live music.

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