Giveaway: Grill & Chill Weekend with Naples Grande

Grill and chill: one of Southwest Florida’s favorite pastimes. (Sorry, Netflix.) Spot on as always, Naples Grande hosts its first-ever Grill & Chill Weekend from Aug. 26-28, three days of food, cocktails and wine from several of Southwest Florida’s best chefs and bartenders.

Here’s a rundown of the weekend’s events (plus, enter to win two free tickets to Saturday’s Beauty, Bubbles & Brunch with The New Naples and Saks Fifth Avenue!):

Blender Bender | Friday, Aug. 26 | 7-9 p.m. | Mangrove Pool Deck
Kicking off the weekend, this spirit(ed) event features a host of Naples’ most talented bartenders and mixologists tasked with pulling together artfully curated blended and signature cocktails. Held at the resort’s Mangrove Pool, guests will enjoy a variety of libations and vote to name their favorite treat. Guests will enjoy live spins by DJ Travis Mac and can get competitive with fun lawn games, courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue and Kiehl’s. Saks will also transform a poolside cabana into a chic pop-up swimwear installation with some of the season’s hautest looks.This meeting of mixology minds will include participants from:

  • Naples Grande Beach Resort
  • HB’s on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel
  • Edgewater Beach Hotel
  • Cavo
  • Blue Martini
  • 7th Avenue Social
  • Bar Tulia
  • Agave
  • Felipe’s Taqueria
  • Sea Salt

Giveaway: Grill & Chill Weekend with Naples Grande

Beauty, Bubbles & Brunch | Saturday, Aug. 27 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Lobby Lounge
Indulge in an afternoon of Beauty, Bubbles & Brunch with The Spa at Naples Grande, Saks Fifth Avenue Naples and The New Naples. Guests will pair a delectable brunch entree with a glass of prosecco or signature Bloody Mary while checking out a pop-up beauty touch-up lounge, courtesy of NARS. Saks will give brunchers a glimpse inside the latest fashion and beauty trends, as well as create an exclusive pop-up shop for clients to shop from. Massage therapists from The Spa at Naples Grande will also be on-hand to give mini massages and provide some relaxation alongside all the retail therapy. Each guest will receive a table favor from NARS, as well as a special gift from The Spa at Naples Grande. DJ Travis Mac will be also on-hand to pair some beats with all of the beauty.
Enter to win two tickets to Beauty, Bubbles & Brunch at the bottom of this post!

Giveaway: Grill & Chill Weekend with Naples Grande

RipTide Brewery Beer Dinner | Saturday, Aug. 27 | 7 p.m. | Vista Terrace
Located on the resort’s intimate Vista Terrace, this beer-paired dinner will provide guests with a three-to-four course dinner courtesy of the resort’s signature restaurant, The Catch of the Pelican. Each course will be curated with some of RipTide’s favorite brews.

Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Dinner | Saturday,  Aug. 27 | 7 p.m. | The Catch of the Pelican
Paired with crisp signature wines, guests can enjoy a three-to-four course dinner, each course matched with a premium wine. This exclusive dinner will be held in the resort’s flagship restaurant, The Catch of the Pelican.

Giveaway: Grill & Chill Weekend with Naples Grande

Grande Grill Off | Sunday, Aug. 28 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Sunset Veranda
The finest of Naples’ culinary community comes together for this friendly match of their favorite signature dishes. This laid-back, barbecue-styled event located on the Sunset Veranda features live music and delectable tastings from each participating restaurant. A selection of beer and wine will be available for purchase, along with the property’s dedicated Bloody Mary Bar with over 50 toppings and 4,730 variations to choose from. Additionally, the winning cocktail from Blender Bender will be featured as the signature cocktail. Those in attendance can vote alongside a panel of guest judges for the best dish. Represented in this competition of Naples’ culinary masterminds:

  • Naples Grande Beach Resort
  • HB’s on the Gulf at Naples Beach Hotel
  • Edgewater Beach Hotel
  • Cavo
  • Osteria Tulia
  • M Waterfront Grill
  • T Michaels
  • Agave
  • Felipes Taqueria
  • Grace & Shelly’s Cupcakes

Tickets to each event are available for purchase online. A portion of the weekend’s proceeds benefits FGCU’s Resort & Hospitality Management program.


Enter to win two tickets to Beauty, Bubbles & Brunch with The New Naples and Saks Fifth Avenue:

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