Interview with Michael Greenlee, Wine Director of The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, September 21 – 23, 2012

The 7th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival returns on September 21st through 23rd and this year it has a new company, Plate + Decanter, producing the event with The Preservation Society of Newport County. To help coordinate the most important aspect of the Festival—the wine—long-time wine professional Michael Greenlee has been brought in as[…]

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[…]

Celebrate Earth Day with a local Earth Dinner to benefit Chefs Collaborative

This week a number of Rhode Island area restaurants are participating in Earth Dinner events. The Dinners are a series of events sponsored by Chefs Collaborative and Organic Valley to promote local, sustainable and organic foods. Over 100 restaurants around the country are participating in this event and donating a portion of their proceeds to[…]

Rhode Island chefs invade Montreal: up-to-the-minute #chefsincanada tweets and Instagram photos

If you love food and you’re an active Twitter or Instagram user you are probably well aware of #chefsincanada. For the third year in a row a group of Rhode Island chefs—Matthew Gennuso of Chez Pascal, Matt Jennings of Farmstead & La Laiterie, Ed Reposa of Thee Red Fez, Jake Rojas of Tallulah on Thames,[…]