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The Naples Woman’s Club Culinary Adventure luncheons in 2021 and 2022 were a big success. Hurricane Ian hit and we were forced to make some changes. In 2023, we are proud to bring you a new kind of adventure, filled with delectable opportunities. Now, meet 10+ chefs, taste their delicious specialties, savor fabulous wine, listen to selected chef presentations, see, taste, and even purchase gourmet food-fare from local vendors, ALL UNDER ONE ROOF – ON THE SAME DAY!
Each chef will present a tapas-sized serving of one luncheon category: appetizer, salad, main dish or dessert, plus wine; each will be chosen by the chefs to represent recipes that make them most proud. Guests will move from “booth to booth,” to visit with the chefs and savor the offerings. Dining tables are available for your comfort as well. NWC will welcome talented chefs, such as Vincenzo Betulia, from The French and Osteria Tulia, plus the fabulous chefs from Ocean Prime, Trulucks, Cafe Normandie, Bistro La Baguette, The Hangout/Two Guys , 21 Spices, The Boardroom, Kareem’s Lebanese Kitchen, and more. The selections will have an international flair as well, ranging from French to Italian, to Indian, as well as sophisticated American cuisine and other flavors from Naples and around the globe.
The doors open at 10:45 AM and will conclude at 2 PM. Here’s the schedule of events:
10:45-11:30 AM Check in and choose available seats. All tables seat 10, so make sure your party is together at check-in or save a seat for a guest. All seats will be filled during the event. If you have a group of 10, you can email firstname.lastname@example.org with the names and we will RESERVE you a table!
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM Continuous food service by the chefs, and sampling by the vendors. Vendors with unique food items will be in attendance; guests can take home delicacies, too.
At least three chef presentations will occur during the entire period, and guests will be asked to quietly listen so everyone can hear.
TWO TICKET LEVELS AVAILABLE!
TRAVELERS (General Admission): $175
GLOBETROTTERS* (Patron Level): $250.
*Extra bonus for these ticketholders, so stay tuned for a special surprise “thank-you”.
The NWC Clubhouse was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ian, so this event will be held in the ballroom adjacent to St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church at 625 111th Ave. North, 34110, in North Naples. The site is easy to find, off Highway 41 (Tamiami Trail) on 111th Avenue N.
Sponsorships and advertising are still available for 2023!
Thanks to our Sponsors, to date:
FineMark National Bank & Trust
Cain Family Foundation
Moran Wealth Management
Gulf Coast International Properties
Nancy and Ken Quinter
The Schiraldi Family
Blanche and Thane Hawkins
Murray Family (Auntie Nono’s)
Provence Rose Group, Inc.
MHK Architecture and Planning
The Ingram Family
The Shaw Family
James and Melinda Lanera
John R. Wood Real Estate
Also thank you to our Anonymous Sponsors!
Questions? Send email to: CulinaryAdventure@napleswomansclub.org
A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1.800.435.7352 WITHIN THE STATE OR AT WWW.800HELPFLA.COM. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. NAPLES WOMAN’S CLUB SOLICITATION REGISTRATION NUMBER IS CH12121.
Table seating is available for everyone on a self serve basis, but if you have a group of 10, we can reserve a table for your group. Just email us the names of the guests to email@example.com and your table will be noted.
Hurricane Ian, inflation, COVID-19, and the rising cost of living and housing have affected many in the Collier County community. The NWC Culinary Adventure of 2023 will provide funding for grants to the agencies that help members of our local community facing food and housing insecurity. Your support is truly appreciated.
Gather your friends and significant others together; meet at the ballroom of St. John’s (transformed into a gastronomic playground) to explore and enjoy an amazing food experience. Reserve as soon as possible, as the capacity for this event is limited.
Culinary Adventure 2021 and 2022 generated over $150,000 in grants to help those who face food insecurity and homelessness. Sadly, these problems still exist and were made even more severe because of the hurricane and inflation. We continue to need your help in addressing these most basic concerns.
Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and attendees with special thanks to our chefs.
If you have friends who would like to be on the invitation list for 2023, please send the emails to us or have them contact us!
The event will be held on March 22, 2023.
Susan Schiraldi, Event Chair