NCEF partners with Sea Salt and The Wine Store for a new virtual dining series, “Purposeful Pairings.”

The Naples Children & Education Foundation, founders of the Naples Winter Wine Festival, joins with Sea Salt and The Wine Store for a new virtual dining series, “Purposeful Pairings,” at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 25. The event supports local restaurants and helps the organization fulfill its mission to support underprivileged and at-risk children in Collier County. The menu includes some of Chef Fabrizio Aielli’s signature dishes and “tips and tricks” on how to make a perfect risotto, presented by Aielli Group’s Corporate Chef Jason Goddard. Sommeliers Liset Zelaya of Sea Salt, wine portfolio specialist Marcello Palazzi, and Bruce Nichols, owner of The Wine Store, will guide participants through the wines. The presentation will last 90 minutes. The menu includes a sea urchin appetizer with Domaine Papagiannakos, Attiki Assyrtiko 2019; a lobster risotto entrée with Castello di Neive Barbaresco 2017; and a white truffle panna cotta with Henri Champliau Wild Miss Méthode Ancestrale Rosé Demi-Sec.