Dining

Global Groceries

4 Naples markets help to bridge the gap between international cuisine and home-cooking.

4 Naples markets help to bridge the gap between international cuisine and home-cooking.

A Taste of France

If you’re a lover of Bordeaux wine, here’s a scenario you could only dream about: a selection of Grand Crus from nearly every commune of the Gironde, accompanied by inspired cuisine from a top local chef.

Maine lobster medallions in a mousseline sauce. Dream became reality in April during a special event at Le Lafayette, the classic French restaurant owned and operated by Chef Sebastien Maillard. The occasion was a stellar tasting of wines from the personal collection of Francois Louis Vuitton, the great-great-grandson of the fashion icon, accompanied by a special menu created by the…

A Whole Lot More

Norman Love’s Macarons Whole Foods Market in Naples recently debuted its new line of desserts from master chocolatier, Norman Love. “I’m so excited, they sold out of everything that weekend,” says Love, founder of Norman Love Confections salons, with locations in Naples, Estero and Fort Myers. “We are going to begin with the Naples store and learn the customers, who…