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.
- February 12, 2015
2:00 pm - 5:00 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. Join Rhode Island’s own Foolproof Brewing Company of Pawtucket, Garrison Confections of Central Falls and Walrus and Carpenter Oysters of (more…)
Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: Bakes for Breast Cancer October Bake Sale, Langevin Continues Focus on Food Economy, George’s of Galilee Fall Seafood Specials
This past summer Walrus and Carpenter Oysters held a series of dinners at their farm in Ninigret Pond in Charlestown, Rhode Island. Rhode Island aquaculture is a rapidly expanding form of farming and having the opportunity to dine on a sandbar in the salt pond is a rare experience. Couple that with a multi-course dinner prepared by some of Rhode Island’s best chefs and you have a evening that is highly unique.
From Walrus and Carpenter Oysters comes the following news release, and accompanying poster, announcing their first Summer Farm Dinner Series in conjunction with some of Rhode Island’s most renowned chefs. Each dinner will include a boat ride to the offshore farm, a tour with farmer Jules Opton-Himmel, and dinner on and in the water. This sounds like some amazing opportunities… Read more →
It’s that time of year again: gift giving season. Holidays abound, everyone’s going somewhere where they want to bring something. Heck, sometimes when you’re buying things for others you feel like buying something extra for yourself. There wil be a series of posts this week and next based around a number of items that either we were sent as gifts… Read more →
It is time for cooking contest number three in the BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Original Recipe Contest. As with the first entry, this one involved a piece of Border Springs Farm lamb. I have to be honest, the leg of lamb that I used in the first contest didn’t wow me. I love lamb and I know… Read more →
Cooking contest number two in the Charleston Wine + Food Festival Lambs + Clams Contest (see the first contest post for details) was presented to me in a big cooler filled with ice packs—and Rappahannock River Oysters and Olde Salt Clams. Two dozen of each to be precise. I knew what I was making before the box even arrived. After quickly shucking… Read more →
I was one of eight sites selected to participate in BB&T Charleston Wine + Food Lambs + Clams Original Recipe Contest featuring lamb from Borders Springs Farm and Rappahannock River Oysters of Virginia. Over these next four months we’ll receive meat and/or shellfish from the two farms to prepare, photograph and present here as finished dishes. From the BB&T Charleston Wine… 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 →