Sunday, November 28, 2010

Jacksonville restaurant to be featured in new Food Network reality show

Submitted by Gary Mills on November 22, 2010 - 3:39pm Dining Notes

Robert Irvine is host of the upcoming Food Network series "Restaurant: Impossible."

Celebrity chef and Food Network host Robert Irvine is coming to Jacksonville to film an episode for his upcoming reality TV show "Restaurant: Impossible" — and you're invited.

On Dec. 4-6, Irvine and his design team will be in Jacksonville at Secret Garden Cafe to fully renovate the restaurant at 10095 Beach Blvd., #600 — and do so in just 48 hours with only $10,000.

On Monday, Dec. 6, the restaurant will have a grand reopening. That's where you come in. If you'd like to be part of the show, call Secret Garden at (904) 645-0859 to make dinner reservations. Irvine will be on hand, and a film crew will be taping the results of the makeover.

A month ago, calls went out for a restaurateur whose establishment is “at risk of closing and is in need of a boost of customers, good reviews and overall revenue.”

The episode will be sixth of the new show, set to debut next year on Food Network, said Erin Hilgedick, an associate producer for the show.
Irvine is also host to the network's "Dinner: Impossible" series, now in it's eighth season.

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