chef-zamoraA premier destination for specialty foods, fine wines and products, Paradise Wine is pleased to introduce Chef Jose Zamora. A graduate of the Culinary School of Cabmbrils in Spain and Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts in Miami, Chef Zamora brings more than 25 years of culinary experience to Paradise Wine.

Chef Zamora developed his passion and appreciation for cooking while working in his family’s restaurant while growing up in Spain. He started his career as a sous chef for the Restaurant Monte Velez in Granada Spain, before moving to the U.S., where he has worked for highly regarded brands in hospitality and culinary arts in Miami, New York and Southwest Florida. He has served a variety of chef roles for the Marriott Hotel and Resort in Miami, Bonita Bay Club, La Terraza 47, Cedarhurst Café, Tio Pepe, Bocado Restaurant and Wine Bar, and has served as a private chef.

At Paradise Wine, Chef Zamora has created a new menu that celebrates the diversity of his culinary talents and showcases his Mediterranean heritage. Among the featured items is Zamora’s Lobster Roll, a sweet succulent lobster wrapped in leek, topped with key lime beurre blanc with caviar. Pan-seared scallops with truffle mashed potatoes with lemon ginger aioli with red caviar, a five cheese board and charcuterie board complete the featured items. A spicy chorizo flatbread; an international flatbread topped with artichokes, cremini mushrooms, Manchego, goat cheese and truffle oil; and a fig, prosciutto flatbread are among the hot tapas items offered. A variety of cold tapas and fresh salads with house-made dressings are also offered. The menu is offered from 4-10 p.m. daily.

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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Chef Zamora and Certified Sommelier Devin Muylle will present their next wine dinner series, “The Chef & The Somm,” featuring a four-course meal with five wines for $85 per person. Seated is limited and reservations are requested.

In addition, Paradise Wine is introducing a Sunday brunch menu, offering cheese and charcuterie boards, flatbreads, quiche, grilled Caesar salmon, ceviche, crab cakes benedict, avocado filled with poached egg, smoked salmon cream cheese bagel, petit filet and a Paradise breakfast taco.

The Paradise Sunday Blues Brunch begins on Sunday, Nov. 6 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. In addition to the new brunch menu, guests can enjoy Veuve by the Glass, a pitcher of Sangria or the Paradise Wine “Make your Own Bloody Mary Bar”.

“Chef Zamora brings so much culinary talent and passion to the Paradise Wine experience, much to the benefit of our guests,” said Leigh Benoliel, owner, Paradise Wine. “Chef, along with our four sommeliers, collaborate to offer pairing suggestions from the new tapas menu with our wine and beverage offerings, as well as an amazing Sunday brunch menu, tailored to suit the individual desires of our guests and to create the ultimate dining experience.”

Located at 8965 Tamiami Trail N. in Naples, Paradise Wine is a unique concept in adult beverage sales, retail, entertainment, private events and dining and is open daily. The store features a selection of boutique wines, hand-crafted spirits and craft beers. Two tasting bars and a wine lounge offer seating for drinking and dining, as well as an outdoor patio area. The lounge area offers live entertainment. The venue is available for special events, and also offers pairings and educational seminars. The Reserva Room is a private Chef’s Table that showcases exclusive wines and can accommodate private wine dinners. In addition, wine lockers are offered for VIP customers. Paradise Wine also presents The Paradise Wine Club, providing wine enthusiasts access to exclusive offerings available at Paradise Wine. For more information, visit www.paradisewinellc.com.