From Northwest Cherries, part of the Washington State Fruit Commission, comes a National Rainier Cherries celebration called Tree-to-Table. Northwest Cherries commissioned one iconic restaurant in each U.S. state to create a unique menu offering featuring Rainier cherries. “This famed cherry is regarded for its crisp bite and pale yellow flesh bursting with exceptional sweetness.” Gracie’s was chosen to represent Rhode Island, alongside such nationally renowned restaurants as Chez Panisse, Commander’s Palace, No. 9 Park, and Untitled, the new restaurant at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City.
Gracie’s Executive Chef Matthew Varga’s Pan Roasted Duck Breast with Toasted Farro, Red Russian Kale and Rainer Cherry Mostarda was featured during Providence Restaurant Week. Pastry Chef Melissa Denmark’s Chocolate Cherry Tart, pictured here, will be available through the end of July. Get to Gracie’s and try it before the Rainier cherries are gone. Gracie’s, 194 Washington St., Providence, RI 02903.