Chef Michael Scelfo of Russell House Tavern Wins Three Trophies at 2013 Boston American Lamb Jam

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[…]

Three Rhode Island Chefs Compete in 2013 Boston American Lamb Jam on Sunday, February 17

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[…]

News Bites: Gracie’s, Farmstead Inc. and Temple Restaurant & Lounge

Three current news releases—Eat Drink RI is not the source for these items—please follow any links for more information. Gracie’s Allan Industries hosts 2nd annual Thanksgiving Dinner for Re-Focus clients at Gracie’s For the second Thanksgiving in a row, Allan Industries will join Gracie’s to proudly welcome approximately 60 clients and staff of Re-Focus, Inc.,[…]

News Bites: Campus Fine Wines, Castle Hill Inn, Dave’s Marketplace, XO Café and 2 Pauls Good Food

Three current news releases—Eat Drink RI is not the source for these items—please follow any links for more information. Campus Fine Wines Campus Fine Wines under new ownership for 1st time in nearly 40 years The new owners of Campus Fine Wines will celebrate the store’s Grand Reopening throughout December, with Champagne tastings every Friday[…]

News Bites: La Laiterie, RI Food Bank, Asterisk, Temple Downtown and Tastings Wine Bar & Bistro

Five current news releases—Eat Drink RI is not the source for these items—please follow any links for more information. La Laiterie PATIO POURS La Laiterie Welcomes Summer with Patio “Parties” Featuring Boutique Wines, Housemade Charcuterie and Farmstead Cheeses WHAT: With a New England bistro (La Laiterie) and attached artisanal cheese/gourmet foods shop (Farmstead) tucked away[…]

Charcutepalooza December: Thank You

And so it goes. Our year of meat has come to a close. For the final Charcutepalooza challenge we were told to show what we learned all year. In Cathy’s own words, do some “showing off” with a celebration. Personally, I think a lot of the Charcutepalooza participants have been showing off all year long—and I[…]

Charcutepalooza November: Curing: Bresaola

So we come to the end (almost), the final Charcutepalooza challenge, curing a whole cut of meat. Arguably, as long as you have your curing formula right and a place to hang the cut to dry at the right temperature and humidity, this was one of the least challenging challenges. Or maybe that’s the end result[…]