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 dinner menu

First Course

Key Largo Jumbo Stone Crab
Knuckle Salad, Herb and Citrus Sections
Dijon Mustard and Grey Oaks Honey

Main Course

Spinach & Fontina Stuffed Wagyu Spinallis
Truffle Polenta, Globe Carrots,
Grilled Rappini
Bordeaux Jus

Dessert Course

Opera Cake
Chambord Pipette

join our epicurean
all-stars!

  • Chef Asif Syed – Honored Chef, 21 Spices by Chef Asif
  • Chef Jason Goddard – Challenger, Corporate Chef Aielli Restaurant Group
  • Chef Brian Roland – Event Emcee, CRAVE Culinaire & Venue Naples
  • Chef Chris Mark – Executive Chef at Grey Oaks
  • Chef Wilhelm Gahabka – Mystery Basket Curator, Naples Lakes Country Club
  • Sommelier Victor Valdivia – Grey Oaks Country Club
  • Sommelier Jacques Cariot – VIP Wine Tasting Host, Bleu Provence

One night. Two Star-Studded, Tastemaker Events

Monday, January 6, 2020

Grey Oaks Country Club
Naples, Florida 34105

Join us in raising funds to provide scholarships and grants for Collier and Lee County students to pursue degrees and careers in the culinary arts and hospitality industries.

Featuring a preeminent array of creative culinary masters, sommeliers and wine aficionados:

VIP WINE TASTING 

An Exclusive Wine Tasting, led by Bleu Provence co-owner/Sommelier Jacques Cariot. Small production, fine wines from Wine Spectator award-winning cellar explored from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m.

FEATURED VIP WINES

Champagne Paul Bara Bouzy Grand Cru Brut Réserve N.V.

Clos Sainte Magdeleine Cassis Blanc 2018

Domaine Larue Puligny-Montrachet Premier Cru Sous Le Puits 2017

Domaine Lucien Boillot & Fils Gevrey-Chambertin 2017

Domaine Lionel Faury Saint-Joseph Vielles Vignes 2017

Domaine Tempier Bandol Rouge “Cuvée Classique” “Pour Lulu” 2017

CULINARY CHEF SHOWDOWN

A thrilling Culinary CHEF Showdown between 21 Spices by Chef Asif owner Asif Syed challenging Aielli Restaurant Group Corporate Executive Chef Jason Goddard to a duel using mystery basket ingredients to make a delectable appetizer which will be judged by three industry experts! Followed by multi-course gourmet dinner paired with wine, created by Grey Oaks Country Club Chef Chris Mark and Sommelier Victor Valdivia, with arrival at 6:30 p.m.

Culinary CHEF Showdown begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. emceed by Crave Culinaire & Venue Naples co-owner Chef Brian Roland, and mystery basket/pantry curated by Naples Lakes Country Club Chef Wilhelm Gahabka.

Multi-course gourmet dinner service begins at 7:45 p.m. with remarks by CHEF Scholarship recipients

Live Auction featuring exclusive epicurean adventures, exclusive dining and travel packages begins at 9:00 p.m., called by Scott Robertson Auctioneers.

CHEF Showdown, Gourmet Wine Dinner, Auction – $225 per Guest

VIP Wine Tasting, CHEF Showdown, Gourmet Wine Dinner, Auction – $700 per Guest

Golden Whisk Sponsor: 2 VIP Wine Tasting, CHEF Showdown, Gourmet Wine Dinner, Auction, Event Program Listing – $1,500 for Two Guests

Seats are limited. Purchase tickets and preview auction items at http://bidpal.net/chef2020

Thank you to our magazine partner Naples Illustrated and the Community Foundation of Collier County for administering our donor-advised funds.