FROM WINE FESTIVAL CHEF TO DYNASTY RESTAURATEUR

January 28th, 2021 News & Events

“Wine is a very, very important part of food culture,” Fabrizio Aielli, chef-owner of five Florida restaurants, says. “Being from Italy, wine is the way we grew up. I cannot imagine having dinner without wine. A glass of wine emphasizes your palate and just makes you happy.”

As important as wine itself is to Fabrizio’s life and restaurant empire, the Naples Winter Wine Festival (NWWF) played a crucial role in the trajectory of his career. He was running an A-list Washington, D.C., restaurant when he was invited in 2005 as a celebrity chef for the fifth annual festival.

He and his wife Ingrid, who is also his business partner, had been vacationing in Naples since 2001. “That time, with the wine festival, we were down here not for vacation but for work, and that’s when the idea came to my mind to open a restaurant,” he says with his infectious, trademark smile.

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Jazz Night Series at Dorona

January 6th, 2021 News & Events

Every Thursday evening at 6PM, local musicians like Ricky Howard, Stu Shelton and more will be playing Jazz while patrons can enjoy Dorona’s culinary offerings.
Due to limited seating guests are encouraged to make their reservations at their earliest convenience by calling (239) 529-2819
 
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New Years Eve Special Dinner Menu

December 23rd, 2020 News & Events

 
 
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Spirits Pairing Event feat. St. George Spirits

December 15th, 2020 News & Events

Join us for a four-course holiday inspired dinner at Dorona Steakhouse on Tuesday December 15th at 6:30pm. We will enjoy the flavors of the winter season paired with the handcrafted spirits of the artisan distillery St. George Spirits that have been making the nation’s top liqueurs and whiskeys for over 40 years. Taste the four grains that go into making the whiskeys in unique new ways.
 

Menu:

First course
Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad, Green Apple, Manchego, Currants, Blue Chips, White Balsamic
Botanivore Gin & Tonic
Second course
Fried Quail & Waffles, Double Smoked Bacon, Maple Jus, Mikes Hot Honey
“Mr. Burns The Baller” Baller Single Malt Whiskey
Third Course
Dry Aged New York Striploin, Brown Sugar Roasted Acorn Squash, Brocolini, Fig jus
Breaking & Entering American Whiskey Old fashioned
Dolce
Bread Pudding, Vanilla Gelato, Bourbon Caramel, Toasted Hazelnuts
The NOLA Nog
 
Cost: $115 per person
Seating is limited! Call Dorona today to make your reservation under 239-529-2819.
 
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Jazz Night Series

October 28th, 2020 News & Events

We are launching our Jazz Night Series starting on November 5th. Every Thursday evening at 6PM, The Ricky Howard Trio will be playing Jazz while patrons can enjoy a special prix fixe four course menu. The menu will alternate every Thursday, please check our facebook page for updates. Please note that there won’t be any Jazz Night on Thanksgiving.
 

November 5th Menu:

First course
Roasted Pear and Red Beets | Goat Cheese | Orange Balsamic Dressing
Second course
Ravioli of Veal Osso Bucco | Roasted Forest Mushroom | Reduction of Veal Jus
Third Course
Pan Seared Red Snapper | Grilled Jumbo Asparagus | Crab Oscar Style | Lobster Cappuccino
Dolce
Crème Brulee | Mixed Berries | Fresh Whipped Cream
 
$65 per person, tax and gratuity are not included.
We promise a unique experience limited to only the first few respondents since we will maintain social distancing and follow the current guidelines for our guests’ and employees’ safety and well-being.
Limited sitting. For reservations please call Dorona at 239-529-2819
 
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Tastes of Tuscany

October 7th, 2020 News & Events

Dorona invites you to an evening of tasting, learning and savoring featuring some exquisite wines from Tuscany! Join us Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:30pm.
 

Menu:

First course
Scallop Carpaccio | Radicchio | Pickled Fennel | Grapefruit Brodo
Grattamacco Bolgheri Vermentino 2017 (90 WA)
Second course
Gnocchi | Wild Boar Ragu | Forest Mushrooms
Collemassari Montecucco Rosso Riserva 2015 (91JS)
Third Course
Vintage Grass Fed Beef New York Strip
Porcini Dusted | Sweet Corn Crema | Smoked Bacon | Brunello Reduction
Tenuta San Giorgio Brunello di Montalcino 2015 (94WS)
Fourth Course
“Capriolo al Umido”
Slow Cooked Braised Venison | Soft Parmesan Polenta |Vincotto
Grattamacco Bolgheri Superiore 2015 (97RP)
Dolce
Panforte di Siena | Vanilla gelato
 
$125 per person, tax and gratuity are not included.
We promise a unique experience limited to only the first few respondents since we will maintain social distancing and follow the current guidelines for our guests’ and employees’ safety and well-being.
For reservations please call Dorona at 239-529-2819
 
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BRAND NEW - BBQ, Bubbles and Brunch Every Saturday

Dorona is excited to invite you to a brand new brunch concept called BBQ, Bubbles & Brunch. The Brunch will be available between 11:30am and 3pm on Saturdays only, offering brunch items like Fried Chicken & Waffles, Crab Cake Benedict, Frittata Florentine and a special Brunch BBQ platter for $25 per person