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The Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting features samplings of over sixty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans in Hall A of the Rhode Island Convention Center. During the Tasting there will be all-new local food & drink presentations on the Frigidaire Professional Presentation Stage sponsored and provided by Wickford Appliance featuring Rhode Island’s top chefs paired with a local producer to wow attendees with some of the best food in the country, all included with admission to the Grand Tasting.

New to this year’s Festival Grand Tasting, Eat Drink RI is partnering with the Point Street Reading Series for a trio of food-author readings & signings.

For the full list of Grand Tasting tables and participants, please see the Exhibitors page (continually updated).

Grand Tasting tickets are $75 and includes all food and beverage samplings offered, Local Food & Drink Presentations and author readings & signings.

Point Street Reading Series

On Saturday morning, prior to the Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting, the Point Street Reading Series is hosting an intimate book & breakfast in celebration of David Leite’s brand new memoir Notes on a Banana: A Memoir of Food, Love, and Manic Depression from 10 – 11:30 a.m. at The Café at Easy Entertaining. The $45 ticket includes an autographed copy of Notes on a Banana and a delicious breakfast. Purchase tickets here.

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