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Celebrated Austin, Texas Chef Sonya Coté of Eden East is returning to Rhode Island this summer for the second annual Rhode Island Round-Up dinner series produced by Eat Drink RI on August 12th and 13th. Coté, a Rhode Island native, will partner with Chef Chris Kleyla of Bristol’s newest restaurant, the Statesman Tavern, to prepare the dinners. The culinary experiences will be held at Horseshoe Farm, a private estate surrounded by miles of fences along the coastal countryside in Westerly, RI. Coté brings her acclaimed bold Texas flavors easterly, merging with Kleyla’s passion for showcasing the bounty of summer in New England—locally landed seafood, beef & pork from Blackbird Farm, and the best ingredients from Rhode Island farmers and purveyors, such as Moonrose Farm and Four Town Farm. Dinner will be paired with seasonal cocktails, including Texas-based Deep Eddy Vodka. Produced by Eat Drink RI, the “Rhode Island Round-Up” will recreate the unequaled dining experience that Eden East provides guests each weekend on the grounds of Austin’s Springdale Farm. “Eden East defies description,” wrote TRIBEZA magazine. “It’s like a high-end picnic—and there’s truly nothing like it in Austin right now.”
Each evening begins with drinks and hors d’oeuvres at 6 p.m., followed by a seated dinner paired with cocktails. All-inclusive tickets are $135 per guest and are non-refundable, but are transferable. The event is tented and will be held rain or shine.
Celebrated Austin, Texas farm-to-table restaurant Eden East, led by Owner and Executive Chef Sonya Coté—a Rhode Island native—is traveling to the east coast for this exclusive dinner series hosted by Horseshoe Farm, a private estate surrounded by miles of fences along the coastal countryside in Westerly, RI. The acclaimed Austin eatery brings its exquisite dining experience easterly, merging its bold Texas flavors and ingredients with local products from New England farmers and purveyors, including Blackbird Farm, Walrus and Carpenter Oysters, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Revival Brewing Company and more.
Rhode Island Round-Up Menu
The Rhode Island 3-WayWalrus and Carpenter Oyster Raw | grapefruit & cucumber mignonette Oysters “Bootlegged” | cornmeal, dry cured sausage aioli, garlic chives Grilled Oysters on the Half Shell | holy trinity, filé, chocolate roux paired with a cocktail from Texas-based Deep Eddy Vodka
Lobster Tacos | summer slaw, Texas corn tortillas, avocado creme fraiche paired with Jonathan Edwards Winery Lodi Zinfandel
Chipotle Clam & Mussel Chowder | seafood fumet, glen’s smoked chili flake, red potato, carrot, ancho tomato, zucchini clam cakes paired with Revival Brewing Company beer
Grilled Red Shrimp & Grits | red eye gravy, pork belly, melted leeks paired with Jonathan Edwards Winery Estate Connecticut Chardonnay
Texas BBQ Smoked Briskets | escabeche, whole grilled green onions, house made BBQ sauce Corn in the Husk | jalapeno & cilantro compound butter, queso cotija paired with Revival Brewing Company beer
Texas Toast French Toast | Sweet Corn & Chili Gelato, lime zest paired with Jonathan Edwards Winery Estate Connecticut Gewürztraminer
menu subject to change
Produced by Eat Drink RI and sponsored by The Haversham Restaurant, the Eden East “Rhode Island Round-Up” will recreate the unequaled dining experience that the restaurant provides guests each weekend on the grounds of Austin’s Springdale Farm. Eden East will donate a percentage of sales from the dinners to Colors for a Cause RI, a non-profit organization that supports families with children suffering from cancer.
Each evening begins with a reception at 6 p.m. followed by a seated dinner paired with wine & beer. Tickets are $150.00 per guest, all-inclusive, and are non-refundable, but are transferable. The event is tented and will be held rain or shine.