Showcasing the best of the ever-expanding Rhode Island culinary scene, the Eat Drink RI Festival is returning to Providence for an expanded four-day all-local food festival. Taking place Thursday, April 24th through Sunday, April 27th, the Festival . . .
Congressman Jim Langevin kicked off a tour of food-related businesses in Rhode Island on Monday with a press conference at Daniele, Inc. in Burrillville. The tour is designed to allow Langevin to meet leaders from agriculture, hospitality, manufacturing and food sales and discuss what tools they red to be successful and to help Rhode Island’s food economy grow.
For Release: April 25, 2013 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 GOVERNOR CHAFEE, DEM DIRECTOR COIT, RINLA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SHANNON BRAWLEY, FARMERS AND LEGISLATORS CELEBRATE RHODE ISLAND AGRICULTURE DAY IN STATE HOUSE FESTIVITIES TODAY PROVIDENCE – The Department of Environmental Management hosted Rhode Island Agriculture Day at the State House today to recognize the importance of the state’s $170 million… Read more →
Easy Entertaining Inc., one of the premier farm-to-fork catering companies in Rhode Island, opened an event space and café serving breakfast and dinner, in the Rising Sun Mills complex on Valley Street in Providence last fall. The café continues their tradition of serving very local products and great meals with ingredient sourced from Rhode Island farms and producers. For Valentine’s Day… Read more →
For Release: November 7, 2012 Contact: Gail Mastrati 222-4700 ext. 2402 DEM PRAISES RHODE ISLAND VOTERS FOR APPROVING ENVIRONMENTAL BONDS TO PRESERVE WATER QUALITY, OPEN SPACE, FARMLAND, AND BOOST RECREATION DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE STATE PROVIDENCE – Department of Environmental Management Director Janet Coit today praised Rhode Island voters for their commitment to investing in clean water, green space and… Read more →
Whole Foods Market is holding a bacon contest through the end of July. You can enter by submitting your best recipe or creative use for bacon via their Meat Department Facebook page where you can also vote for your favorite entries (and tell your friends to vote for yours!). The complete details are here: Win A Year of Bacon! To… Read more →
On May 20, Jonathan Edwards Winery held their second annual Culinary Showdown between five restaurants from Rhode Island and five from Connecticut. Each of the ten dishes, as well as each state, was voted on by the over 300 people in attendance. Chef Mike McHugh of Julian’s in Providence, Rhode Island won favorite overall dish. The Connecticut team took the… Read more →
Last Thursday evening, on a gorgeous summer night in Westport, Massachusetts, I had the joy of photographing New Rivers‘ Executive Chef Beau Vestal and his team as they prepared a dinner outdoors in a vineyard for 160 guests. This was the second year Vestal was invited to be part of the Outstanding in the Field tour (photos from last year… Read more →
On Tuesday evening, August 24th, the Outstanding in the Field bus was parked outside a huge barn at Aquidneck Farm in Portsmouth and the invited chef, Executive Chef Beau Vestal of New Rivers in Providence, prepared a multi-course local food dinner right there at the farm. Over 160 people arrived at Aquidneck Farm around 3:00 p.m for a tour of… Read more →
The fourth annual Farm Fresh Rhode Island Local Food Fest was held this past Tuesday evening and by all accounts it was a huge success in showcasing the amazing bounty of local food, culinary talent and delicious products that Rhode Island has to offer. Even the weather happily participated and it was a gorgeous night at Castle Hill Inn &… Read more →