upcoming events

Easy Entertaining Taste of Tuscany Tasting Dinner – Friday, October 24,  6 p.m. to close. Chef Kait’s recent Gourmet Food and Wine Tour through Tuscany is the inspiration behind this Tasting Dinner. Reserve a spot for this food experience showcasing Easy Entertaining’s twist on classic Tuscan dishes. You may not have been able to go on the tour – but you can certainly live vicariously through the food! Call 401-437-6090 or email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Jonathan Edwards Winery Forks + Corks – Friday, October 24, 6 – 8 p.m. Where Wine and Cheese party meets Farmers Market! Are you a locavore? Come sample our Estate grown wines and products from our own backyard. Sample, mingle and learn from some of New England’s finest purveyors. $15 in advance/$20 at the door, advance purchase recommended. Purchase tickets here. Price includes a glass of your favorite JE wine! Jonathan Edwards Winery74 Chester Main Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.

Castle Hill Inn Relais Chateaux 60th Anniversary Dinner – Friday, October 24, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. In celebration of Relais Chateaux’s 60th anniversary, Castle Hill Inn will welcome celebrated chef, Pablo Montero from Abadia Retuerta Le Domaine luxury hotel in Spain, for an evening of fine wine, exceptional dining and conversation. This highly coveted six-course gastronomic experience pairs the eclectic cuisines of Montero’s Spain with New England’s seasonal bounty from Chef Karsten. Fine wines from the Abadia Retuerta vineyards will be served during the elaborate meal. $115 per person. View the Menu. Call 888-466-1355 for reservations. Castle Hill Inn, 590 Ocean Dr., Newport, RI 02840.

Coats for Coffee 7th Annual Coat Drive – Monday, October 20 through Sunday, October 26. Donate a gently used coat to any Seven Stars Bakery or Courtesy Cleaners and receive a voucher for a FREE cup of coffee good at any Seven Stars locations. Donate on the first day of the drive for a free pastry! Adults & kids sizes accepted. Coats will be donated to benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Providence. Seven Stars Bakery locations and Courtesy Cleaners locations.

Castle Hill Inn Cooking School Weekend – Friday, October 24 through Sunday, October 26. Sharpen your culinary skills under the direction of our renowned Executive Chef Karsten Hart while enjoying a two-day culinary escape at Castle Hill amidst the breathtaking fall foliage. In addition to Chef Karsten, our Beverage Director Anthony Boi will bring out your inner sommelier with a wine tasting seminar, and you will receive expert baking advice from Newport Restaurant Group Executive Pastry Chef, Matthew Petersen. On Friday evening, for Relais Chateaux’s 60th anniversary, we welcome celebrated chef Pablo Montero from Abadia Retuerta LeDomaine in Spain’s iconic Duero Valley. This highly coveted gastronomic experience pairs the eclectic cuisines of Montero’s Spain with New England’s seasonal bounty from Chef Karsten, as well as fine wines from the Abadia Retuerta vineyards. The entire culinary escape includes a two night stay in luxury accommodations, 3 classes, a six course dinner inclusive of wine, daily breakfast and afternoon tea, beginning at $1,322 plus tax, per couple. Stay at home and still enjoy the culinary school at $225 per person. Call 888-466-1355 for reservations. Castle Hill Inn590 Ocean Dr., Newport, RI 02840.

Providence Food Day Festival – Saturday, October 25, 1:30 – 4 p.m. Passionate about supporting local farmers and businesses? Passionate about food policy? Passionate about health and nutrition? Passionate about eating? Then come celebrate Food Day with your fellow Rhode Islanders. Meet and talk with multiple RI organizations, business owners, clubs, and farmers about what they are doing to promote healthy, sustainable eating. Burnside Park, Providence, RI 02903.

Newport Food Truck Festivals of New England – Saturday, October 25, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. We’re back! Food Truck Festivals of New England is excited to bring six great festivals to the hungry masses in 2014. We’ve got a few returning favorites as well as some brand new locations!  Our goal is to continue to bring mobile dining to communities across the region so that everyone has a chance to experience the special thrill of food on wheels. There’s nothing like it! We’re back at Newport Yachting Center once again! Come enjoy 20+ food trucks while you take in the beautiful Rhode Island waterfront. Tickets will also be available at the gate for cash only. ATMs will be on site. $5 per person. Purchase tickets hereNewport Yachting Center4 Commercial Wharf, Newport, RI 02840.

Eating with the Ecosystem Fishermen’s Community Dinner – Saturday, October 25, 5 – 8 p.m. Join fishermen and community members to celebrate the variety of seafood caught by Rhode Island boats. This won’t be your typical seafood feast: we’re focusing on abundant yet underappreciate species. Once you taste them, you’ll wonder why they’re so often overlooked! Proceeds will benefit Eating with the Ecosystem, a small nonprofit that endeavors to create a place-based approach to sustainable seafood through collaboration with fishermen, scientists, consumers, and chefs. The dinner will be buffet-style and seating will be rotational, so arrive anytime — as long as tickets last. Tickets can be purchased for $15 at the door or for $17 online here. There will be a cash bar. South Kingstown Elks Lodge, 60 Belmont Ave., South Kingstown, RI 02879.

Easy Entertaining Make Ahead Thanksgiving Class – Tuesday, October 28,  6 – 7 p.m. From the farms to our forks, let’s give thanks. Grab a seat and learn a new “side” of Thanksgiving. Steal four of EE’s signature twists on Thanksgiving sides & sauces to make this year’s Holiday a feast of flavor. Reserve a spot and be eligible to receive a pre-order discount from our Thanksgiving menu! Reservations Required, $28.50/guest. Call 401-437-6090 or email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Chez Pascal Champagne Dinner – Wednesday, October 29, 6 p.m. reception, 6:30 p.m. dinner. Oh how we love doing wine dinners with Campus Fine Wines, the wine importer Wine Traditions, and supplier Wine Wizards all who are so passionate and knowledgeable about small champagne producers. This dinner will be a delightful stroll through the champagnes of David Bourdaire. The Bourdaire-Gallois house is situated in and around the village of Pouillon in the Massif Saint Thierry. Farming of the vineyard is done sustainably; cultivating natural grasses between the vine rows and avoiding chemical fertilizers or pesticides. The vineyard is planted on low yielding root stocks and David vinifies each parcel separately, adjusting the dosage level with each disgorgement. We invite you to join us this evening as we welcome David Bourdaire and the wonderful folks from Wine Traditions, Barbara & Ed, as they all take us on a journey through the beauty of the vine. We will try 5 champagnes from Bourdaire-Gallois accompanied by a 4 course menu. $85 per person not including tax, gratuity or additional beverages. This intimate gathering will be held in our side dining room. The first champagne accompanied by hors d’oeuvres will be from 6:00pm-6:30pm. The dinner will then start at 6:30pm. Limited seating. Reservations will be taken in advance with a credit card number. Your reservation is nonrefundable, but you can certainly pass your seat to a friend. Call 401-421-4422 for reservations. Chez Pascal, 960 Hope St., Providence, RI 02906.

Paul Greenberg at Fish Lecture in Oceanography – Thursday, October 30, 12 – 1 p.m. Paul Greenberg is the author of American Catch: The Fight for our Local Seafood and Four Fish. Both books are available in the Coastal Institute Bookstore. The author will be signing his books before and after the lecture. The lecture is free and open to the public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the URI Office of Marine Programs for information or directions, 401-874-6211. URI Coastal Institute, Auditorium215 South Ferry Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882.

Public Kitchen & Bar Wicked Wine Tasting – Thursday, October 30, 5:30 p.m. What better way to get in the Halloween spirit than with good friends and wickedly good wine? Join us for a spooktacular wine tasting. Your fabulous hostess and wine expert, Laurine Ryan Perry, will guide you through six wine samples. Enjoy complimentary bites (not paired with the wines). Only $15 per person! Complimentary Valet. Please purchase your tickets ahead of time at https://publicwine.eventbrite.comPublic Kitchen & Bar, 120 Francis St., Providence, RI 02903.

Newport Vineyards Harvest Celebration – Saturday, November 1, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Celebrate the 2014 harvest with us with wine, cheese, chocolates and other specialty foods from local purveyors including Aquidneck Honey, Narragansett Creamery, Corey’s Kitchen, Rhody Fresh Cheese, Bristol House, Catanzaro’s and Hunt’s Chocolate Studio. Plus save up to 25% on case purchases made in-store on November 1 only! $20, per person, RSVP suggested: Please call 401-848-5161 x0 or info@newportvineyards.com. Newport Vineyards909 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI 02842.

The Dorrance’s Third Anniversary – Saturday, November 1, dinner reservations at 5 p.m., entertainment 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. Celebrate our third anniversary with The Dorrance in Black & White! Featuring Chris Jason Orchestra. $10 at the door after 9 p.m., includes a glass of Prosecco. Black and white attire encouraged. Call 401-521-6000 for dinner reservations. The Dorrance, 60 Dorrance St., Providence, RI 02903.

Dinner by Dames 2 – Sunday, November 2, 6 p.m. reception, 7 p.m. dinner. Dinner by Dames brings together, for only the second time, five of Rhode Island’s most talented chefs for a multi-course dining event. Chefs Melissa Denmark of Gracie’s and Ellie’s BakeryJordan Goldsmith formerly of Garden GrilleMaria Meza of El Rancho GrandeKaitlyn Roberts of Easy Entertaining Inc. and Jessica Wood of Fire and Water Restaurant Group, gather together for the first time to prepare signature dishes and a few treats for dinner guests. View the menu and purchase tickets hereGracie’s194 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Wine & Appetizer Pairing at the Bean – Thursday, November 6, 6 – 9 p.m. Featuring fun appetizers to pair with wines by Sage Cellars including Titus Vineyards, Hendry Ranch Winery, Bodega Mi Terruño and Marcello Miali Arbor Hill Winery & Grapery. Please call 401-253-7400 to RSVP. $25 per person or $45 for two. Judge Roy Bean Saloon, 1 State St., Bristol, RI 02809.

Newport Restaurant Week – Friday, November 7 through Sunday, November 16. More than 45 restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol Counties will offer seasonal three-course dishes at prix-fixe prices: $16 for lunch, $35 for dinner. Enjoy a new (or new-to-you) restaurant or an old favorite during this 10-day culinary extravaganza. Complete details at discovernewportrestaurantweek.org.

Thirst Boston – Friday, November 7 through Monday, November 10. Hosted by industry professionals and founders Brandy Rand, Andrew Deitz, and Maureen Hautaniemi, Thirst Boston will serve up three major parties, 24 seminars, and tastings over the course of four days where guests can join some of the biggest names in mixology from across the country, experience a variety of educational and fun forums, and celebrate cocktails during one all-out weekend extravaganza. For more information about Thirst Boston, please visit thirstboston.com, follow @ThirstBoston on Twitter, and become a Facebook fan facebook.com/ThirstBoston.

Blackbird Farm Cooking Class – Saturday, November 8, 12 – 3 p.m. People often ask about cooking Blackbird Farm pasture-raised meats, so our resident chef and food writer/photographer David Dadekian of Eat Drink RI teaches cooking classes in the farmhouse kitchen at the Farm. Classes cover preparing several cuts of meat, along with side dishes created from local farmers market ingredients. There’s plenty of wine and great conversation with farm owner Ann Marie. Each class will cover different meats and dishes so please join us for more than one class. $94 per person, which includes tastings and wine, and are limited to 12 attendees. Purchase tickets hereBlackbird Farm122 Limerock Rd., Smithfield, RI 02917.

Al Forno Cooking Class “Dame Farm, Johnston, RI” – Saturday, November 8, 12 – 3 p.m. Dame is a family-0wned farm, specializing in fresh fruit and vegetables with pick your own apples, corn, pumpkins, and more. Darlene Dame and her family have quite a history to share with participants in this Autumnal favorite. Though we develop our class menus closer to the actual date of the class, you can be certain the Al Forno Apple Tart will appear on this one! Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable. Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon. Classes are limited to 15 participants. $75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call!Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401-273-9760 to register. Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card. Al Forno577 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903.

The Great International Beer Festival – Saturday November 8, 1 – 4:30 p.m. or 6:30 – 10 p.m. Downtown Providence will become the Mecca for Beer Lovers all over New England. Two shows offer the same great experiences. Your $49 ticket, ($52 at the door) will allow you unlimited sampling of over 250 brews, conversations with brewers in a casual setting, pizza by Pizza Pier, live entertainment from Steve Smith & the Nakeds (afternoon) and Young Neil and the Vipers (evening). More details and tickets hereRhode Island Convention Center, 1 Sabin St., Providence, RI 02903.

The Savory Grape, Narragansett Creamery and Jonathan Edwards Winery Cheesemaking, Lunch & Wine Pairing Experience – Sunday, November 9, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. We invite you to a unique cheesemaking, wine pairing, lunch and vineyard experience with Narragansett Creamery & Jonathan Edwards Winery. Savor a fall day learning the art of artisan cheesemaking and wine pairing and enjoying lunch in the wine barrel room, perfect for the food and wine lover. Reservations are required for this 6+ hour day and are nonrefundable once booked. (They are transferable.) The cost is $135 per person ($130 for an active wine club member, while seats are available. Wine club member discount available through October 15.) For the complete brochure, please click here. Seating is limited to only 24 people; if you’re interested in joining us, please contact Sabrina, sabrina@thesavoryaffair.com, for reservations. Jonathan Edwards Winery74 Chester Main Rd., North Stonington, CT 06359.

Gracie’s Star Chef Series Presents Chef Erin Zircher – Monday, November 10, 6 p.m. Erin is the executive chef and a partner at CRU, she will be making her first appearance at Gracie’s as part of our Star Chef Series. Reservations can be made by calling Gracie’s at 401-272-7811, or by emailing keira@graciesprov.comGracie’s194 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Figidini Wood Fire Eatery Guest Chef Dinner with Michael McHugh – Monday, November 10. It is with sincere gratitude that our first guest chef is the man who helped us open, Chef Mike Nice! We can’t wait to see him back in action in our kitchen. Tickets are on sale and can be purchased at Figidini. $85 (taxes included, gratuity is not). Limited Seating *** Unlimited flavor adventure. View the menu here. Figidini Wood Fire Eatery, 67 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Rhode Island Food Policy Council Food Matters: A Community Conversation Series – Thursday, November 13, 6 – 8 p.m. Please join us as our RI Food Policy Council Host Kayla Ringelheim is joined by guests from a variety of partner organizations to hold a series of roundtable discussions: Cooking on a Limited Budget, Federal Food Benefits 101, School Lunch Successes, Farm to Food Pantry, You Are What You Eat:  How Access Affects Health and Cultural Food Traditions. After a night of discussion and learning, we will ask you to make a pledge to help contribute solutions to the complicated issue of inequalities in the food system. A light supper will be served, so registrations are required. Suggested donation (to cover supper costs) $10. Tours will be available of Hope & Main’s facilities following the event. Hope & Main, 691 Main St., Warren, RI 02885.

Al Forno Cooking Class “Getting Ducky with D’Artagnan” – Saturday, November 15, 12 – 3 p.m. Since their founding in 1985, Dartagnan has remained dedicated to putting only the finest meats on the tables of American gastronomes. At the vanguard of the farm-to-table movement, they are the leading purveyor of foie gras, game meat, organic poultry, pâtés, sausages and smoked delicacies in the nation. Their philosophy is simple. Before such buzz words existed, they were committed to free-range, natural production and sustainable, humane farming practices. They partner only with small farms and ranches that have strict standards, never use antibiotics or hormones, and sign affidavits to that effect. They support these methods in order to offer you the best-tasting, conscientiously-raised meat possible. Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable. Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon. Classes are limited to 15 participants. $75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call!Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401-273-9760 to register. Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card. Al Forno577 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903.

Celebrate with Shri Wine Tasting, Food and Live Music Event – Saturday, November 15, 6:30 p.m. A wine tasting, food and live music event benefiting Shri Service Corps, which funds free yoga outreach classes all over the state serving 100+ students every weekday! Come Celebrate with Us! Gasbarro’s Wines361 Atwells Ave., Providence, RI 02903.

The Westerly Pawcatuck Young Professionals Network presents The Cocktail Challenge – Sunday, November 16, 4 – 7 p.m. Over forty cocktail recipes will be submitted to a panel of judges that will pick ten of the most creative, innovative cocktails from local Westerly restaurants to feature at the main event. Guests will sample the ten cocktails and get to vote on their favorite. Three awards will be presented. Judge’s Choice, People’s Choice, and new to this year the winner of the Lightning Round Chopped style competition where the field of contestants will be narrowed to 4 and given mystery ingredients to create a unique cocktail on the spot! Guests will also be able to nosh on local food and listen to live music. $25 per person, tickets on sale hereThe Knickerbocker Cafe35 Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI 02891.

Taste of Newport to Benefit Child & Family – Sunday, November 16. Newport, Rhode Island’s most anticipated tasting event, featuring exceptional food from some of the city’s top chefs. This supreme tasting event is attended by Newport’s most charitable residents as well as business leaders, members of the press, foodies and political influencers in Rhode Island.  This year, Taste of Newport attracted almost 500 guests and raised over $120,000 for Child & Family. Along with delicious food, guests have the opportunity to bid on exclusive items in both a silent and live auction. In the past these auctions have included private chef dinners, luxury vacation packages, fine jewelry, original art, sports memorabilia and event tickets. More information at Child & Family.

 RI Shellfish Management Plan Celebration – Monday, November 17, 5 – 7 p.m. Reception to celebrate the creation of the Rhode Island Shellfish Management Plan — a milestone public, private sector and community effort to protect and enhance the state’s shellfish resources and industry. RSVP: smp@etal.uri.edu or call 874-6106. URI Coastal Institute, Graduate School of Oceanography, 215 South Ferry Rd., Narragansett, RI 02882.

Easy Entertaining Burger Night – Monday, November 17,  6 – 9 p.m. Ask and you shall receive. One more time for #BurgerNight before the Winter comes. Don’t miss this chance for our signature burgers and craft beers – this dinner won’t be back until January! Reservations Recommended – Walk-ins Welcome. Call 401-437-6090 or email info@EasyEntertainingRI.com for reservations. The Cafe at Easy Entertaining166 Valley St., Building 10, Providence, RI 02909.

Al Forno Cooking Class “Ferolbink Farm, Tiverton, RI” – Saturday, November 22, 12 – 3 p.m. Ferolbink Farm is a 150-acre family-owned farm located on the shores of the Sakonnet River and Fogland Marsh that that has been working with the Natural Resources Conservation Service and the Eastern Conservation District for approximately 50 years. Over the years, the farm has been under considerable developmental pressures. Fortunately, Jason Peckham, owner of Ferolbink Farms, worked with several conservation groups including the Tiverton Land Trust and The Nature Conservancy to assess options to protect the land. If you’ve ever eaten Al Forno mashed potatoes, you will want to meet “Steve Anderson the Potato Guy” for a Spud-tacluar class! Come join Al Forno chefs David Reynoso, Phil Niosi, Pastry Chef Neil Temkin and a local guest farmer. This class is truly a showcase of the diverse culinary talents of Chef Reynoso and is bound to be deliciously memorable. Get behind the scenes, enjoy the local, seasonal harvest and top it off with a delicious luncheon. Classes are limited to 15 participants. $75/person at the time of registration.Classes fill quickly, so give us a call!Contact Rob White or Suzi Cozzens at 401-273-9760 to register. Refunds for cancellations will be issued in the form of an Al Forno gift card. Al Forno577 South Main St., Providence, RI 02903.

Tallulah on Thames Cooking Class – Tuesday, November 25. An intimate class with Chef Jake + Crew. We mingle, drink, collaborate on the recipe + all sit down for family meal. Four-hour class (includes wine, food + recipe). Email admin@tallulahonthames.com to inquire about pricing and more information. Tallulah on Thames, 464 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840.

Thanksgiving Castle Hill Inn – Thursday, November 27. Give thanks with those you love in New England where it all began. Castle Hill’s pristine 40 acres beautifully embody the natural splendor that the holiday celebrates, and Chef Karsten’s gourmet cookery superbly showcases the bounty of the Fall harvest. View the Menu. $78++ per person. Call 888-466-1355 for reservations. Castle Hill Inn590 Ocean Dr., Newport, RI 02840.

#GivingTuesday at The Grange to benefit Southside Community Land Trust – Tuesday, December 2, 5 p.m. – close. Spend #GivingTuesday with us at The Grange for an evening of Thanks and Giving to benefit Southside Community Land Trust. Enjoy music, complimentary light bites, silent auction and raffle items from your favorite local businesses. 100% of the beverage sales and proceeds for the evening will benefit SCLT in our efforts towards sustainability and battling hunger. The Grange, 166 Broadway, Providence, RI 02903.

birch Guest Chef Series: Jeremiah Stone & Fabian von Hauske, Contra, New York City – Tuesday, December 9, 5 – 9 p.m. The Guest Chef Series is our way to showcase some of the most talented chefs from across the country. Each dinner will feature a different chef who we think is doing incredible things and whom we highly respect so we bring them to birch to cook for all of you. Our next guest chef will be the duo behind one the best new restaurants (and on of our personal facorites) in New York City, Jeremiah Stone and Fabian von Hauske of Contra. Shortly after their opening, they have garnered a two star New York Times rating, selected as one of the Zagat’s 30 under 30 and a finalist for Eater’s 2014 class of Young Guns. Jeremiah and Fabian will collaborate with us to present a multi-course tasting menu. This event is $85 per person. An 8% sales tax and 18% gratuity are included in the ticket price. An optional $45 beverage pairing will be available to purchase at the event. Purchase tickets here. A portion of the proceeds from this dinner will be donated to The Rhode Island Community Food Bankbirch, 200 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.

Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks 2015 – Sunday, January 11 through Saturday, January 24. Before you know it winter will be here, in all its frosty glory. What better way to warm up than at one of Providence’s red-hot restaurants during Providence Winter Restaurant Weeks? Enjoy a three-course lunch for $14.95 or a three-course dinner for $29.95 or $34.95. For more information and participating restaurants visit www.providencerestaurantweeks.com.

Sun WineFest – Friday, January 23 through Sunday, January 25. Join Mohegan Sun for the 12th annual Sun WineFest and uncork a weekend full of fine wine, great food, celebrity chefs and more. Sample over 1,000 varieties of wine and beer during Sun WineFest’s main event, the  Sun WineFest Grand Tasting. There’s also the Bourbon Tasting, Elite Cru Tasting, Celebrity Chef Dine Around and more. For more information about all Sun WineFest 2015 events, featured personalities, hours and area hotel information, visit sunwinefest.com or on Facebook and TwitterMohegan Sun1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 06382.

America’s Test Kitchen Live with Christopher Kimball – Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m. Join Christopher Kimball for a behind-the-scenes tour of America’s Test Kitchen. Find out the secrets of recipe testing and how we rate equipment, perform taste tests, and investigate the science of cooking. Participants also get a private tour of how we film our two public television shows. You’ll witness some of our most embarrassing TV moments, from the Yule log disaster to the smoking TODAY show segment that almost summoned the fire department. America’s Test Kitchen Live also includes an on-stage chocolate taste test with audience members, two live science experiments, and a live “sniff” test to see if participants can identify what they smell. We introduce—through our public radio show—some of our favorite guests, including Mary Roach (author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal), and a radio tribute to Julia Child featuring personal reminisces from those who knew her best. Audience members are also encouraged to ask questions and we end the evening with a live Q & A session. Purchase tickets here. Veterans Memorial Auditorium, 1 Avenue of the Arts, Providence, RI 02903.