StarChefs.com, a restaurant industry trends magazine, presented it’s 2014 Rising Stars Awards for the Coastal New England region this week. The Awards are given out to honor up-and-coming chefs and culinary professionals who represent who StarChefs.com believes is the best in modern dining.
Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: Amica’s $75,000 Community Challenge, Food & Water Watch, north bakery
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 →
It’s time again for one of my favorite dinners of the entire year, and I have some pretty spectacular dinners—just recently I tasted most of the items on 2012 James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist Chef Benjamin Sukle’s new menu at The Dorrance and had incredible wines with dinner at the Troquet wine cellar clear out sale, still going on through… Read more →
The second RI Food Fights event, the Incredible Ice Cream Throwdown, took place this past Saturday, July 21, 2012. A sold out crowd descended upon the Wayland Square neighborhood in Providence to sample the best ice creams in Rhode Island. Eleven area ice cream makers competed to see who had the greatest frozen dessert treat according to a panel of three culinary… Read more →
For the second year in a row, Northwest Cherries has commissioned Gracie’s restaurant in Providence to represent Rhode Island while celebrating the Rainier cherry. As part of the annual Northwest Cherries’ Tree-to-Table event one restaurant in each state is asked to create a unique menu offering featuring Rainier cherries. The cherry is regarded for its “crisp bite and pale yellow flesh bursting with exceptional… Read more →
Interested in baking but don’t really know where to start? Or, like me, have tried your hand at baking many times but never really gotten results that have satisfied you? Check out the workshop schedule at the Breadhitz Baking Facility just outside of Providence. Breadhitz is Chef Ciril Hitz’s company “with the mission to make baking education accessible to anyone,… Read more →
Sin, an award-winning dessert bakery based in Providence, owned and operated by pastry chef Jennifer Luxmoore, has expanded into a storefront café and retail operation on the ground floor of their 200 Allens Avenue location. The shop is now open with a grand opening celebration planned for Saturday, April 14. In addition to cakes, the store sells an assortment of… Read more →
The first Rhode Island Food Fights event was held on Sunday, March 11 at The Spot Underground in Providence. RI Food Fights, the brainchild of Jim Nellis and Casey Spencer, declared their first competition to be the Great Cupcake Championship and thirteen bakeries from around the state vied for the title of best cupcake in Rhode Island, along with some excellent prizes…. Read more →