Schedule of Events And Dinners 2018-05-02T10:06:12+00:00

Schedule of Events & Dinners

SWFL Children’s Charities, Inc. is honored and delighted to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Southwest Florida Wine & Food to be held on March 2 and 3, 2018. Check back often as exciting details for our next signature event are unveiled. The dollars we raise stay locally and support immediate and long-term pediatric projects and programs. Our primary beneficiaries include the Golisano Children’s Hospital of Southwest Florida, Florida Gulf Coast University and Florida SouthWestern State College.

March 2
Chef Vintner Dinners

Experience world-class cuisine created by local and national celebrity chefs expertly paired with vintners from some of the finest and most exclusive wineries. Don’t miss your chance to be a guest at one of our standout culinary experiences held in luxury homes throughout Lee and Collier counties. Seating is limited.

Ticket Price: $1,500 per person includes admission to The Grand, Live Auction & Dessert After Glow.

*Tickets for the two-day celebration are not available online.

Festivities continue at the prestigious Quail West Golf & Country Club! Savor chefs’ signature creations and taste wines from our participating vintners.  Raise your paddle at our spirited live auction and take home a spectacular travel escape, once-in-a-lifetime experience or help fund a children’s cause. Immediately following the auction, cap-off the day with a Dessert After Glow reception featuring Norman Love and other celebrity pastry chefs. One lucky guest will take home a surprise Mark Loren Designs custom jewelry creation!

March 3
The Grand Tasting, Live Auction & Dessert After Glow

Chef Vintner Dinners

Seven intimate dining experiences in private homes throughout Southwest Florida will feature the culinary talents of a celebrated chef and wines of a renowned vintner.

Hot Cars & Wine Stars

Hot Cars & Wine Stars
HOSTS: Sandy Stilwell-Youngquist & Tim Youngquist and Cheryl & Dave Copham
VINTNER: Barbara Banke, Chairman and Proprietor of Jackson Family Wines, featuring The Spire Collection
CHEF: Todd Erickson, Society
LOCATION: Saint Charles Harbour, Fort Myers
ATTIRE: Flashy Cocktail in Red, Black & Mixed Metals

Aloha To 10 Years

HOSTS: Brooke & Patrick Denson and Paula & Peter Pala
VINTNER: Saint Helena Winery and HUNNICUTT
CHEF: Mei Lin, Bravo TV’s Top Chef Winner
LOCATION: Miromar Lakes, Estero
ATTIRE: Resort Upscale

Bright Lights City Nights

Bright Lights City Nights - Chad and Danielle Kocses
HOSTS: Danielle & Chad Kocses
VINTNER: Husic Vineyards
CHEF: Kenny Gilbert, Gilbert’s Underground Kitchen
LOCATION: Quail West Golf & Country Club, Naples
ATTIRE: NYC Cocktail Chic

Under The Sea

Under the Sea
HOSTS: Nicole & Brian Roland and Angela & Todd Gates
VINTNER: Relic Wine Cellars and Williams Selyem Winery
CHEF: Brian Roland and David Robbins, Crave Culinaire
LOCATION: Venue Naples, Naples
ATTIRE: Ocean Cocktail

A Night In The Conch Republic

HOSTS: Mary & Scott Fischer, Karen & Gary Tasman and Terri & Joe Bryan
VINTNER: Thompson 31Fifty Wines and Three Sticks Wines
CHEF: Allen Susser, Culinary Consultant
LOCATION: Palmetto Point, Fort Myers
ATTIRE: Eclectic Key West

‘California Dreaming’ at the Beverly Hills Hotel

California Dreaming - Jenn and Joe Pavich
HOSTS: Jenn & Joe Pavich
VINTNER: Gamble Family Vineyards
CHEF: Harold Balink, Harold’s
LOCATION: West Bay Club, Estero
ATTIRE: Resort Cocktail

Havana Nights

HOSTS: Julie & Skip Leonard and Joe Gammons
VINTNER: V Madrone Cellars
CHEF: Gloria Jordan, La Trattoria Café Napoli and Mermaid Garden Café
LOCATION: Private yacht, anchored off the coast of Naples
ATTIRE: Cuban Resort Wear

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