The 6th Annual Eat Drink RI Festival is a celebration showcasing the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island. Presenting farmers, chefs, bartenders and food & drink artisans from across the region, the Festival offers a VIP reception, unique dining opportunities, charitable events, and culminates with the Grand Tasting, an All-Local Tasting featuring farmer & chef cooking demonstrations and author signings.
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Showcasing the best of the ever-expanding Rhode Island culinary scene, the fourth annual, all-local Eat Drink RI Festival returns Thursday, April 30th through Sunday, May 3rd. The Festival, sponsored by Daniele, Inc., will be held throughout Providence.
- May 2, 2015
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Grand Tasting, presented by Providence Monthly, features samplings of over forty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans in the Providence Biltmore Grand Ballroom. During the Tasting there will be three Local Food & Drink Presentations featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local farmer to wow attendees with some of the best food in the country, all included with admission to the Grand Tasting.
- Nicks on Broadway‘s Chef Derek Wagner and Walrus and Carpenter Oysters‘s Jules Opton-Himmel
- Easy Entertaining’s Chef Kaitlyn Roberts and Blackbird Farm‘s Ann Marie Bouthillette
- Gracie’s Chef Melissa Denmark with Ellie’s Bakery‘s Chef Sara Reilly and Baffoni’s Poultry Farm‘s Don Baffoni
For the full list of Grand Tasting tables and participants, please see the Exhibitors page. Exhibitors will be continually updated. Grand Tasting ticket includes Local Food & Drink Presentations at 12:30 p.m., 1:30 p.m. and 2:45 p.m.
Tickets are $75, and includes all food and beverage samplings offered.