Congratulations to New Rivers’ owners Beau and Elizabeth

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This has been a momentous year for Chefs Beau Vestal and Elizabeth LaMantia. First, in mid-May, they took over ownership of one of Providence’s best restaurants, New Rivers, from Vestal’s mentor Bruce Tillinghast. Tillinghast opened New Rivers in 1990 with his late wife Pat, bringing Vestal on as chef in 2000. Vestal rose to be New [….]

3rd Annual Savor Providence – A benefit for Trinity Rep

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Saturday, August 28th was the third annual Savor Providence event, which benefits Trinity Repertory Company’s education programs. It’s a massive event which includes offerings from twenty-three restaurants and caterers in Providence, and this year they added a Cooking Demonstration Tent. The cooking demos were a blast and it was a lot of fun watching Trinity [….]

Farm Fresh RI Local Food Fest 2010 at Castle Hill Inn and Resort in Newport

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The fourth annual Farm Fresh Rhode Island Local Food Fest was held this past Tuesday evening and by all accounts it was a huge success in showcasing the amazing bounty of local food, culinary talent and delicious products that Rhode Island has to offer. Even the weather happily participated and it was a gorgeous night [….]

New Rivers at Twenty

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On Monday night March 15, 2010, a surprise party was held for Bruce Tillinghast, Chef/Owner of New Rivers in Providence, RI, to celebrate the restaurant’s twentieth birthday. When New Rivers’ Executive Chef Beau Vestal asked if I could cover the evening for posterity, of course I said yes. New Rivers is one of those rare [….]