much of the $12 million dollars raised by the vintner dinners and auctions of the Naples Winter Wine Festival was dispersed to nonprofit Colllier County organizations devoted to assisting children in need. So much also depends on the assistance of tireless volunteers to keep all running smoothly.
|Bruce & Cynthia Sherman and Staff of Shelter for Abused Women & Children|
|Vintners and Trustees Grace and Ken Evenstad|
Tony Ridgway's Ridgeway Bar and Grill features a delicious ginger and soy marinated lamb with mango salsa,
The Real Macaw went Southern-style, with a beautiful pulled roasted pork topped with a swirl of mashed potatoes, cherry tomato and tamarind gravy-everyone thought it was a beautiful dessert!
Phil Lavigne's Gourmet Catering's beef tenderloin rolls with caramelized onion was very popular.
Lisa and Philippe Boet's Bamboo Cafe featured Provencale Gulf shrimp with espelette AOC pepper, with riz rouge de Camargue. Lisa is the founder and "energizer bunny" of Naples Originals.
|Lisa & Isabella Boet|
Bleu Provence's Oeufs a la Neige, the classic French dessert with toasted almond- topped meringue islands floating in a creme Anglaise sauce,
M Waterfront's Chef Brian Roland and staff's
These restauranteurs support the children of Collier County. Visit their restaurants, enjoy the delicious foods, and you too can taste a delicious part of the Naples Winter Wine Festival!