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The Eat Drink RI Festival Grand Tasting features samplings of over fifty locally produced beer, wine & spirits, as well as an abundance of local food artisans in the Rotunda & Ballroom of the Rhode Island Convention Center.
During the Tasting there will be all-new local food & drink presentations and this year we’re going for maximum interactivity with three presentation areas set in-the-round for attendees to enjoy.
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
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.
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.
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.
DINNER 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.