Updates on current local food and drink news in Rhode Island featuring: Winner of 2018 Newport Burger Bender / March Madness at the Pawtucket Wintertime Farmers Market / Norey’s, Newport Named Great American Beer Bar
- April 28, 2018
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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 D 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.
- Easy Entertaining’s Chef Ashley Vanasse and Narragansett Creamery’s Pattie & Mark Federico
- Nicks on Broadway’s Chef Derek Wagner and Blackbird Farm’s Ann Marie Bouthillette
- Tallulah’s Taqueria’s Chef Jake Rojas and American Mussel Harvesters, Inc.
We’re adding a 2nd food & drink presentation area at this year’s Festival Grand Tasting. Get a floor-level, up-close look at the detail work & techniques of these chefs and artisans with this more interactive and intimate show area.
- Basta’s Chef Antonio Franco on Pasta
- Ellie’s Bakery’s Chefs Melissa Denmark and Caitlyn McGuire on Decorating Desserts
- El Rancho Grande’s Co-Owner Joaquin Meza on Cocktails
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 and Local Food & Drink Presentations
There are no upcoming dates for this event.
Cabin fever got you down? Eat Drink RI is thrilled to present a taste of summer at the Winter Whiskey & Beer Barbecue with Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co. and Preppy Pig BBQ on Sunday, February 19th. Beginning at 4pm at the Sons of Liberty Distillery in South Kingstown, the dinner will feature Preppy Pig’s award-winning eats—named Rhode Island’s best BBQ by Thrillist—with whiskey and beer pairings by the world-renowned Sons of Liberty Beer & Spirits Co.
Guests can anticipate bold flavors and unique beverage pairings, including cocktails and beer, set in Sons of Liberty’s newly renovated tasting room. If you haven’t had a chance to experience Preppy Pig’s Rhode Island-style BBQ or taste the Sons of Liberty spirits that the International Whisky Competition and the World Whiskies Awards are raving about, tickets for this uniquely Rhode Island dining experience are $90 per guest, all-inclusive.
Stuffed + Smoked Jalapeño | housemade sausage, sharp Irish cheddar, wrapped in house-cured bacon
Beet Pickled Eggs | house-cured bacon, pickled mustard seeds, chives
first | Cheesy Grits with Smoked Duck
second | Smoked Porchetta with a Chimichurri + Butter Bean Salad
third | Smoked Butterscotch Panna Cotta
This is a 21+ event. Menu subject to change. Due to the limitations of the venue we are regrettably unable to accommodate any alternative menu/allergen requests. Thank you in advance for your understanding on this matter.
Ogie’s Trailer Park on the west end of Providence is the place to be for amazing vegetarian snacks, a full bar stocked with signature cocktails, a variety of beers and every so often the trio of Trailer Park Girls put on a show to liven up any brunch.