Eden East, photo by D. Gentile

Rhode Island Round-Up: Farm Dinner with Austin’s Eden East

  • Wednesday, August 19
    August 19, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, August 20
    August 20, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Friday, August 21
    August 21, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Saturday, August 22
    August 22, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eden East, photo by D. Gentile

Eden East, photo by D. Gentile

Celebrated Austin, Texas farm-to-table restaurant Eden East, led by Owner and Executive Chef Sonya Coté—a Rhode Island native—is traveling to the east coast for this exclusive dinner series hosted by Horseshoe Farm, a private estate surrounded by miles of fences along the coastal countryside in Westerly, RI.

The acclaimed Austin eatery brings its exquisite dining experience easterly, merging its bold Texas flavors and ingredients with local products from New England farmers and purveyors, including Blackbird FarmWalrus and Carpenter OystersJonathan Edwards WineryRevival Brewing Company and more.

Rhode Island Round-Up Menu

The Rhode Island 3-Way
Walrus and Carpenter Oyster Raw | grapefruit & cucumber mignonette
Oysters “Bootlegged” | cornmeal, dry cured sausage aioli, garlic chives
Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell | holy trinity, filé, chocolate roux
paired with a cocktail from Texas-based Deep Eddy Vodka

Lobster Tacos | summer slaw, Texas corn tortillas, avocado creme fraiche
paired with Jonathan Edwards Winery Lodi Zinfandel

Chipotle Clam & Mussel Chowder | seafood fumet, glen’s smoked chili flake, red potato, carrot, ancho tomato, zucchini clam cakes
paired with Revival Brewing Company beer

Grilled Red Shrimp & Grits | red eye gravy, pork belly, melted leeks
paired with Jonathan Edwards Winery Estate Connecticut Chardonnay

Texas BBQ Smoked Briskets | escabeche, whole grilled green onions, house made BBQ sauce
Corn in the Husk | jalapeno & cilantro compound butter, queso cotija
paired with Revival Brewing Company beer

Texas Toast French Toast | Sweet Corn & Chili Gelato, lime zest
paired with Jonathan Edwards Winery Estate Connecticut Gewürztraminer

menu subject to change

Produced by Eat Drink RI and sponsored by The Haversham Restaurant, the Eden East “Rhode Island Round-Up” will recreate the unequaled dining experience that the restaurant provides guests each weekend on the grounds of Austin’s Springdale Farm. Eden East will donate a percentage of sales from the dinners to Colors for a Cause RI, a non-profit organization that supports families with children suffering from cancer.

Read the full release for more details about Eden East and Chef Sonya Coté.

Each evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner paired with wine & beer. Tickets are $150.00 per guest, all-inclusive, and are non-refundable, but are transferable. The event is tented and will be held rain or shine.

Rhode Island Round-Up

Eden East, photo by K. LeSueur
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Eat Drink RI Festival 2015 – April 30 through May 3

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.

Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting 2014 photo by Stacey Doyle Photography

Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting — Saturday, May 2, 12 – 4 p.m.

  • May 2, 2015
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting 2014The 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.

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.



Dinner by Dames photo by David Dadekian

Eat Drink RI Festival Dinner by Dames — Thursday, April 30, 6 – 10 p.m.

  • April 30, 2015
    5:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Dinner by Dames  photo by David Dadekian

Clockwise from lower left: Melissa Denmark, Jessica Wood, Maria Meza, Kaitlyn Roberts, Jordan Goldsmith

To kick off this year’s Festival we’ve got the return of one of 2014’s most popular dining series Dinner by Dames–and we’ve expanded it for the Eat Drink RI Festival to include local female farmers, food artisans and bartenders–with a portion of the proceeds benefitting AIDS Project RI.

This unique dining experience brings together five of Rhode Island’s most talented chefs for a multi-course dining event. Chefs Melissa Denmark of Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery, Jordan Goldsmith formerly of Garden Grille, Maria Meza of El Rancho Grande, Kaitlyn Roberts of Easy Entertaining Inc. and Jessica Wood of Fire and Water Restaurant Group.

The chefs will be joined by Debbie Barrett of Allen FarmsAnn Marie Bouthillette of Blackbird Farm, Pattie Federico of Narragansett Creamery, Lee Ann Freitas of Indie Growers, Cindy West of Moonstone Oysters and Pastry Chef Lynn Williams of Seven Stars Bakery.

To make the evening that much more special Jen Ferreira, the East Coast Brand Ambassador for Lucas Bols, will lead a group of RI’s top female bartenders, including Mia Andreoli of Events by Mia Rose, Mary Hentz of The Magdalenae Room, Elizabeth Sawtelle of Nicks on Broadway and Kayleigh Speck of The Grange, in creating cocktail pairings for each course. The room will be filled with beautiful flowers and decor via Robin Hollow Farm.

The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception with welcome bites, then moving into a five-course dinner with cocktail pairings. The cost is $175 (inclusive of tax and gratuity, and a donation to AIDS Project RI).

Passed hors d’oeuvres, including: Parsnip Pierogies, Deviled Eggs, Petit Pressed Cuban Sandwiches, Mini Pork Belly Tacos and Mustard Gougeres
paired with the Paradisi –  Damrak Gin, Aperol, lemon, grapefruit, Aquidneck Honey, Foolproof Saison, grapefruit garnish

Breads, Chef Lynn Williams
Olive Rolls, White Whole Wheat and Cheese Twists

First Course, Chef Jordan Goldsmith
Grilled Scratch Farm Radishes with miso-cured Zephyr Farm egg yolk, pine vinaigrette, almond yogurt
paired with the Opulent Brine – Ocucaje Pisco, Bols Apricot, lemon, fino sherry, homemade pickle juice, gherkin garnish

Second Course, Chef Jessica Wood
Homemade Egg Noodles with roasted Roma tomatoes, red peppers, parmesan, lemon zest, Indie Growers herbs & flowers
paired with The Dutch Monk – Bols Genever, Benedictine, Punt e Mes, bitters, absinthe, lemon garnish

Third Course, Chef Kaitlyn Roberts
Fried Moonstone Oysters with Anson Mills grit cake, lime, honey, sriracha
paired with the Smoke & Barrel –  Aged Genever, lemon, smoked lemon cordial, fresh sage, mint, thyme, basil, thyme garnish

Intermezzo, Chef Melissa Denmark
Allen Farms Pea Greens Frozen Yogurt

Fourth Course, Chef Maria Meza
Blackbird Farm Beef Mixiote de Res with puya chiles, guajillo chiles, costeno chiles, potatoes, cactus, olives, white rice
paired with the The Meza-Rita – Blanco Tequila, Amaro Montenegro, pineapple, cucumber, lemon, agave, smoked chile salt

Fifth Course, Chef Melissa Denmark
Narragansett Creamery Crescendo Panna Cotta with orange fennel semolina cake, lemon curd, toasted hazelnuts, dark chocolate espresso crumble, black currant jam
paired with the Stinger? I Don’t Even Know Her! – Cognac, Crème de Menthe, Branca Menta,  fresh mint sprig garnish

Mignardises, Chef Lynn Williams
Chocolate Walnut Rye cookies, Zaletti and Shortbread

Due to the limitations of the venue we are regrettably unable to accommodate any alternative menu/allergen requests other than a vegetarian option. Thank you in advance for your understanding on this matter.




Daniele Juniper Berry Pinot Noir Salame

Cox Local Video: Lifestyle Dinner Brings Local and All-Natural to the Table

In January, Eat Drink RI produced the first in a series of Lifestyle Dinners with partners Easy Entertaining Inc., the pioneering farm-to-table caterer, and Rhode Island-based wine importer Magnum Wines International.