Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: 2014 Local Agriculture and Seafood Act Grant Recipients Announced, Cox Local Video: Eat Drink RI Market, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters 2014 Summer Farm Dinner Series
The American Lamb Board held their fifth annual Lamb Jam at the Royal Sonesta Boston tonight. Chef Nemo Bolin of Cook & Brown Public House in Providence, Rhode Island took the Best in Show prize, as well as winning the category of Best Ground dish, both for his Scotch Egg.
On Sunday, October 6, from 4 – 7 p.m., Chefs Collaborative, the leading nonprofit network of chefs that’s changing the sustainable food landscape . . .
From Walrus and Carpenter Oysters comes the following news release, and accompanying poster, announcing their first Summer Farm Dinner Series in conjunction with some of Rhode Island’s most renowned chefs. Each dinner will include a boat ride to the offshore farm, a tour with farmer Jules Opton-Himmel, and dinner on and in the water. This sounds like some amazing opportunities… Read more →
The American Lamb Board held their fourth annual Lamb Jam at The Charles Hotel in Boston tonight. Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern in Cambridge, Massachusetts took home three trophies, one for Best Overall dish, as well as winning Best Belly & Breast dish, and the People’s Choice Award, all for his Smoked and Braised Lamb Belly on a Steamed Bun… Read more →
This Sunday, February 17, all Rhode Island lamb lovers should head to Boston to root for—and more importantly eat the lamb dishes—of Rhode Island chefs Beau Vestal of New Rivers, Champe Speidel of Persimmon and Matt Gennuso of Chez Pascal at the Boston American Lamb Jam. Last year Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead competed for Rhode Island and brought home the… Read more →
Last fall, Matt Jennings, Chef and Co-Owner of Farmstead, Inc., and Beau Vestal, Chef and Co-Owner of New Rivers, teamed up to prepare a Happy 100th Birthday to Julia Child dinner at the James Beard Foundation House in New York. I was invited to document their time in the storied kitchen. In addition to the time-lapse video posted after the… Read more →
Watch video in full screen HD on Vimeo site. On Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Chef Matt Jennings of Farmstead Inc. and Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers prepared dinner at the James Beard House in New York. Their menu was a tribute to and celebration of Julia Child who would have had her 100th birthday earlier this year. Above is… Read more →
On Sunday, October 14, from 4 – 7 p.m., Chefs Collaborative, a non-profit organization that works with chefs and the greater food community to celebrate local foods and foster a more sustainable food supply, is collaborating with some of Rhode Island’s best “farm-to-fork” chefs to promote awareness of local and sustainable ingredients available in the Ocean State. The event Co-Chairs,… Read more →
This has been a momentous year for Chefs Beau Vestal and Elizabeth LaMantia. First, in mid-May, they took over ownership of one of Providence’s best restaurants, New Rivers, from Vestal’s mentor Bruce Tillinghast. Tillinghast opened New Rivers in 1990 with his late wife Pat, bringing Vestal on as chef in 2000. Vestal rose to be New Rivers’ Executive Chef and a… Read more →