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Naples Food & Wine Festival

The Naples Food & Wine Festival is an annual event which raises proceeds to benefit the Naples Children & Education Foundation. The NCEF’s vision is to make a profound and sustaining difference in the quality of children’s lives. Since its inception in 2001, the Naples Winter Wine Festival has raised more than $161 million for children in need.

Executive Chef Colin Bedford and his team attended the Festival for The Fearrington House Restaurant and served an elegant six course meal for the Vitner Dinner event. These dinners are unique opportunities for food and wine enthusiasts to enjoy an incredible meal in an intimate setting. The menu that Chef Bedford served is below.

Naples Food & Wine 2017

Amuse Bouche

First Course
Hamachi, Summer Peach & Yogurt
Jalapeno, Sea Beans, Tapioca

Second Course
Carrot, Olive Oil & Deer Park Cheddar
Pear, Quinoa, Sherry

Third Course
Pasta, Truffle & Sunchoke
Medjool Date, Parmesan, Leek

Fourth Course
Pork, Apple & Cipollini Onion
Mustard, Sage, Honey

Main Course
Beef Ribeye with Red Currant & Black Garlic
Celery Root, Parmesan, Coffee

Pre-Dessert
Dark Chocolate, Caramel & Seasalt
White Chocolate, Orange, Meringue

Dessert
Caramel Corn Custard, Roasted Chocolate & Passion Fruit
Brown Butter, Streusel, Toasted Meringue

To learn more about Naples Food & Wine Festival, visit their website. You can see more photos from this year’s event on their Facebook page.

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