The fourth and final Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2013, The Spectacular Cookie Smackdown, was held this past Sunday, December 8th at Fête in Providence.
It’s almost time once again for one of the year’s best chef and restaurant events in Rhode Island, the March of Dimes Signature Chefs Auction. Where else can you find 24 of the area’s best chefs preparing their fantastic food in the same place, while also benefitting a great charity? The event is coming up on Thursday, September 19 in Newport… Read more →
The second Rhode Island Food Fights event of 2013, the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown, was held this past Sunday, June 23rd at the Rhode Island Eye Institute‘s parking lot in Wayland Square in Providence. Ten area ice cream producers competed to see who had the best ice cream, according to a panel of four culinary judges (which included this writer), along with… Read more →
Outstanding in the Field, the “roving culinary adventure” returns to Rhode Island for not one, but two exciting dinners on local farms this year. First, on Saturday, August 31, Gracie’s Chef Matthew Varga and Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark return for their second Outstanding dinner, this time in Smithfield at Blackbird Farm, producers of some of the finest beef, pork and… Read more →
EAT DRINK RI FESTIVAL RHODE ISLAND’S FIRST-EVER THREE-DAY LOCAL FOOD CELEBRATION COMES TO PROVIDENCE Friday, April 19 through Sunday, April 21 PROVIDENCE, RI (March 1, 2013) – Celebrating the best of the culinary world in Rhode Island, the Eat Drink RI Festival is set to take the stage as the state’s very first three-day local food festival. Taking place Friday,… Read more →
The third RI Food Fights event, the Spectacular Cookie Smackdown, took place this past Sunday, December 9, 2012. A sold out crowd descended upon Fête in Providence to sample the best cookies in Rhode Island. Fifteen area bakers competed to see who had the greatest cookie, according to a panel of four culinary judges (which included this writer), along with competing… Read more →
Just in time for Thanksgiving dessert comes this baking demonstration video from Gracie’s Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark, produced by the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. You can watch it above and if you click through to YouTube you can find the recipe . Thank you to Gracie’s and the PWCVB. Happy Thanksgiving!
AAA Four-Diamond Award restaurant to showcase 40 wines and canapés from 10 international regions, beer and spirits tasting with sweet sensations, and live music. Culinary fans and wine lovers from throughout New England know Gracie’s as one of the best palate-pleasing locations in Providence. For the third time, the award-winning team at Gracie’s will be hosting “Wines of the World,”… Read more →
In what has become the best annual culinary event in Rhode Island, on Thursday, September 20th, twenty-two of Rhode Island’s best chefs assembled at Belle Mer in Newport for the 11th Annual March of Dimes Rhode Island Signature Chefs Auction. This year’s honoree was Jonathan Cambra of the Boat House in Tiverton. A proud husband and father of two, Cambra has been… Read more →
On Wednesday, September 12, the Gracie’s team moved from Providence to Portsmouth for a spectacular evening with the Outstanding in the Field tour. This year’s dinner was held at Aquidneck Farms on what could only be described as a picture-perfect setting with the table for 150 guests extending down to the western bank of the Sakonnet River. Gracie’s Executive Chef… Read more →