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Dining Review: Timeless — An MHK Eatery

With its whimsical takes on American classics and its smart, contemporary look, Timeless is a fine new addition to the Naples dining scene.

  When I stepped into Timeless – an MHK Eatery, the first restaurant from Naples architect Matthew Kragh and chef David Nelson, I let out a little gasp. The interior is breathtaking—high ceilings, white walls, pale wood floors, wood and marble tabletops. The space feels so fresh, so current, that one glance and you’ll know the Naples dining scene has arrived. On the night of our dinner, my companions and I perused the menu, trying to choose among its whimsical, sometimes witty take on American classics. We opted for the lobster and shrimp corndogs ($14)—corndogs!—a trio of tempura-fried lobster and shrimp croquettes complete with wooden sticks. Served with wasabi cocktail sauce and Chinese hot mustard, they were divine. We also ordered the beet and watermelon salad ($10), a fresh deconstructed take on the traditional beet salad made with mâche, feta and ginger-pistachio vinaigrette. Funghi pizza with truffled arugula It’s impossible to eat at Timeless without sampling their pizzas, perhaps the eatery’s best-known dish. The menu is filled with adventurous combinations like The Maverick, made with barbecue short ribs, smoked gouda, pickled jalapeños and caramelized onions, and the PB&J, with pineapple, bacon and jalapeños. We decided on the Hog Wild ($18), made with ham, Italian sausage, cracked olives and fennel—“It’ll wow you,” our waiter said, a
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