Delray Beach’s favorite seaside restaurant Caffe Luna Rosa recently hosted a special luncheon for four dignitaries visiting from the Japanese city of Miyazu as well as local officials, including Mayor Cary Glickstein.

(IDs are L-R / Photo Credit: Rich Pollack)
Masahito Tokuzawa, a Miyazu city employee; Kazuaki Ida; former Delray Mayor David Schmidt; Bonnie Beer, partner in Caffe Luna Rosa; Vin Nolan, interim CEO of the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce; Delray Beach Mayor Cary Glickstein; Miyazu Mayor Shoji Inoue; Shinji Inomoto, a Miyazu city employee; Jimmy Mihori, a Sister Cities of Delray Beach board member; and Stephen Chrisanthus, associate director of the Delray Beach Marketing Cooperative.

Here to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Delray Beach’s sister city relationship with Miyazu were Mayor Shoji Inoue, two Miyazu city officials and Kazuaki Ida, grandnephew of George Morikami, the late Japanese pineapple farmer who donated the land that is now the site of the Morikami Museum and Japanese Gardens.

“Caffe Luna Rosa has been a strong supporter of our Sister Cities program for many years,” said David Schmidt, a former Delray Beach mayor and president of Sister Cities of Delray Beach. “The restaurant is a frequent host whenever we have visitors from our sister cities or other dignitaries joining us.”

Located at 34 S. Ocean Blvd., Caffe Luna Rosa was twice named Delray’s “Best Restaurant” by the Delray Beach Chamber of Commerce and is a three-peat winner of the annual Best Bite on the Ave competition at Crane’s Beach House Boutique Hotel & Luxury Villas, Caffe Luna Rosa also is recipient of the prestigious TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The beachside restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.  To make reservations, please call (561) 274-9404 and for hassle-free online ordering for easy pickup, please visit


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