Diner’s Update

The Dish: Diner's Update: June/July 2014

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

6/25 Head on down to the Friendship Cafe by Amos House in Providence for an authentic cooking class. The class is $65 and guests are challenged to make paella and work with raw fish. Classes take place 5:30–8:30 p.m. and students are asked to sign up for the class as soon as possible because there are only eight spots available….

The Dish: Diner's Update: May/June

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 5/30−5/31 Grain and Grain offers insight into the art of bread making and wood carving. The two-day class runs from 9 a.m.–1 p.m. each day at Bristol's Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum, and it guides participants through the steps for making a variety of breads from scratch as well as carving wooden spoons. The course is $100 for members and…

The Dish: Diner's Update: April/May

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 4/24–4/27 Enjoy four days of the best local cuisine in Providence at the Eat Drink RI Festival, including the Rhode Island Chefs Feast at Gracie’s, the Grand Tasting at the Providence Biltmore and the Grand Brunch at the Providence Biltmore. For more information or to buy tickets for any of these events, click here. 4/26 The Newport Craft Beer…

The Dish: Eat Drink RI Festival

Sample food from multiple chefs, restaurants and food trucks, as well as wine, beer and cocktails from local wineries, breweries and bartenders all in one weekend.

If you've always wanted to explore the Providence and Rhode Island restaurant and bar scene, but don't always get the chance to go back and forth (from wherever you live) to dine out, then the Eat Drink RI Festival is the event for you. It will allow you to sample food from dozens of chefs, restaurants and food trucks, as well as wine, beer and…

The Dish: Diner's Update: April/May

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

The 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards finalists were announced via livestream in Chicago, Illinois, and Matthew Jennings of Farmstead in Providence earned a nomination for Best Chef: Northeast. This is his fourth nomination, and his third time making it to the short list, also in 2011 and 2012. The winners will be announced on Mon. May 5 in New York…

The Dish: Diner's Update: February/March

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 2/20 See what Chomp Kitchen and Drinks in Warren can do with a multi-course meal, besides the flavorful creations they slam between two slices of bread. The restaurant is hosting a Harpoon beer dinner, its first five-course meal featuring the innovative creations of chef Jeremy Bradbury, accompanied by five Boston craft beers. The night starts at 6:30 p.m. and…

The Dish: Diner's Update: January/February

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 1/23 Gracie’s of Providence is hosting a beer dinner featuring Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island at 6 p.m. The night will begin with a history of the company and an explanation of its brewing process by Alan Brinton of Grey Sail. The four-course dinner with beer pairings will begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $80. To make a…

New Year's Eve Dinners

A round-up of Rhode Island food events for the last night of 2013.

Aspire Aspire, the restaurant inside the Hotel Providence, is hosting a five-course tasting menu for $72 per person, followed by live entertainment and dancing from 8:30 p.m.−midnight. Choose the dinner with wine pairings for $95 per person. Valet parking is available for guests. Opt to spend the night at the hotel with accommodations starting at $259. Call 401-861-8000 for more…

Diner's Update: December/January

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 12/16−12/19 The Ocean House in Watch Hill has planned a series of holiday events great for families, including a gingerbread house competition on Dec. 16 at 6 p.m., featuring the magical world of The Nightmare Before Christmas recreated by students from a local technical high school for $25 per person. There will also be a cookie and cupcake decorating…

Diner's Update: November/December

The latest Rhode Island food and dining news.

EVENTS 11/19 Chez Pascal in Providence is hosting a Kermit Lynch wine dinner. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and four courses, each paired with special wines including Kuentz Bas Alsace Blanc, Patrick Bottex, Bugey Cerdon Rose and many more in collaboration with Grapes and Grains. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. and the cost is $120 per person (includes food, wine, tax and…