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From Discover Newport comes the news of the next Newport Restaurant Week, which includes both Newport and Bristol Counties. As has become the tradition in the area, Restaurant Week runs for a little more than a week, going from Friday, April 5 through Sunday, April 14 . All the information, including the complete list of participating restaurants can be found at DiscoverNewportRestaurantWeek.org.
Spring Into Savings During Newport Restaurant Week Savor Newport’s legendary hospitality when Newport Restaurant Week returns this spring with affordable and delectable dishes April 5 through 14, 2013. More than 50 restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol Counties will be offering prix-fixe three-course lunches for just $16 and three-course dinners for just $30.* “Newport Restaurant Week has truly evolved into one of our destination’s preeminent culinary events,” said Len Panaggio, Chairperson of the Board of Directors at Discover Newport. “We possess a rich culinary heritage that our chefs continue to highlight and advance with both traditional and creative dishes. This is an outstanding opportunity to dine in our dynamic restaurants in both Newport and Bristol Counties and enjoy the unique flavors that continue to grow our reputation as a top culinary destination.” Throughout the 10 days of exceptional dining there will also be “flavorful” experiences to fête the occasion: food and wine pairings, cooking classes, wine tastings, chef-led culinary tours and more. In addition to these tasty activities, visiting gourmands can come for dinner and stay for breakfast by taking advantage of value-added lodging packages. For additional information, menus and more, visit our new website, DiscoverNewportRestaurantWeek.org. Updates on events, participating restaurants and menus can be found via our social networks including Newport Restaurant Week’s Facebook page and on Discover Newport’s Twitter feed (use hashtag #nptrw). Also, diners from Providence and around the state can rely on the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus routes while saving money on gas with $4 for a round trip ticket or $6 for an all-day pass. Many of Newport Restaurants Week’s talented chefs will be showcasing their skills on The Rhode Show on WPRI Channel 12 Tuesday mornings beginning March 26 and continuing through April 9. Viewers can watch how some of the Restaurant Week dishes come together and learn the recipes. *Prices are for prix-fixe menus only. Tax, beverage and gratuity not included. Other restrictions may apply. Reservations recommended.ABOUT NEWPORT RESTAURANT WEEK Newport Restaurant Week was established in 2006 as an annual event to encourage both local residents and visitors to Newport and Bristol Counties to experience the vast culinary talent in our destination at an affordable price. The event was also created to stimulate local business not only at restaurants but at retail and lodging partners as well. In 2008, Newport Restaurant Week expanded to a bi-annual event; one taking place in early spring and the other in late fall. Restaurateurs often create menus that celebrate seasonal ingredients and promote local food and wine purveyors. Many offer vegetarian and gluten-free alternatives to patrons with food allergies or special dietary requirements. Brancott Estate Wines, Jameson Irish Whiskey, Samuel Adams; the Boston Beer Company, and OpenTable.com will once again be returning to the sponsor roster for the spring. This year we are proud to welcome a new sponsor, the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, which takes place September 20-22, 2013. Any patron who dines at a Newport Restaurant Week participant and spends $100 or more will be given a coupon valid for $15 off the ticket price of to the Sunday, September 21st Grand Tasting. Restrictions apply. Each restaurant will be provided numbered coupons to distribute to patrons during the event.