Mortar and Pestle at Coggeshall Farm Museum
Winner of the Great Cupcake Championship 2015, Bake. Eat. Love. with the judges

Bake. Eat. Love. Wins Rhode Island Food Fights Great Cupcake Championship 2015

The first Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2015, the Great Cupcake Championship, was held this past Sunday, March 15th at Hope Artiste Village in Pawtucket. Thirteen area bakers specializing in cupcakes competed to see who had the best, according to a panel of six culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing for the People’s Choice.

Eat Drink RI presents Aphrodisia at The Drawing Room - An Evening of Oysters, Beer & Chocolate

Eat Drink RI presents Aphrodisia at The Drawing Room – An Evening of Oysters, Beer & Chocolate

Join Rhode Island’s own Foolproof Brewing Company of Pawtucket, Garrison Confections of Central Falls and Walrus and Carpenter Oysters of Charlestown for Aphrodisia, a pre-Valentine’s Day sampling at The Drawing Room in Providence on Thursday, February 12th from 7 – 10 p.m.

Eat Drink RI presents Aphrodisia at The Drawing Room - An Evening of Oysters, Beer & Chocolate

Eat Drink RI presents Aphrodisia at The Drawing Room – An Evening of Oysters, Beer & Chocolate

  • February 12, 2015
    3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

UPDATE: Due to repeated snowstorms and rescheduling events, we regretfully have to cancel Thursday’s Aphrodisia event. We appreciate your interest. Check the Events page for information on the February 13th Shuckolate event at Bottles in Providence.

Eat Drink RI presents Aphrodisia at The Drawing Room - An Evening of Oysters, Beer & ChocolateJoin Rhode Island’s own Foolproof Brewing Company of Pawtucket, Garrison Confections of Central Falls and Walrus and Carpenter Oysters of Charlestown for Aphrodisia, a pre-Valentine’s Day sampling at The Drawing Room in Providence on Thursday, February 12th from 7 – 10 p.m.

These three local food and drink companies recently collaborated on a limited edition, seasonal beer release called Shuckolate, a chocolate oyster stout that they’ll be sampling at the event along with other items.

Your $20 admission to the event ($25 admission at the door) will include:

  • three freshly shucked oysters from Walrus and Carpenter
  • a flight of your choice of three Foolproof Brewing Company beers: Shuckolate, Backyahd IPA and La Ferme Urbaine (flight is three 4 oz. pours)
  • two-piece box of Garrison Confections chocolate

There will also be music, a create-your-own handmade Valentine’s Station and a Valentine’s Day Photo Booth.

In addition to the samples available with your admission, guests will be able to additionally purchase the following for $5 each: three freshly-shucked oysters, or a flight of 3 bonbons, or handcrafted hot chocolate.

Also at the event, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters will be offering oysters harvested that day for sale to take home for your Valentine’s Day (or otherwise) pleasure: 25 for $30, 50 for $60, or 100 for $100. Garrison Confections will be selling boxes of chocolates from the 14th Annual Legendary Lovers Collection: 12 for $25 and 24 for $45.