Food & Drink Feature

Swiss-inspired Cuisine Shines at Rosmarin

A juxtaposition of earthiness and intricacy drives this Downcity kitchen.

311 Westminster St., Providence, 521-3333, rosmarin-ri.com Open for dinner Wed.–Mon. Reservations recommended. Wheelchair accessible. Valet parking. Cuisine Swiss. Capacity Twenty-six in the dining room. Vibe The decor is still in flux but the food — part Ursula Andress, part Daniel Humm — is worth the visit. Prices Savory dishes: $9–$26; dessert: $10; six-course tasting menu: $69 Karen’s picks Tasting menus…

Easy, Elegant Party Recipes

Contemporary, vintage or party punch: Pick the menu that fits your mood.

The Contemporary Rosemary-Bourbon Fizz, Grapefruit and Thyme Champagne, Fried Beet Chips with Goat Cheese and Micro Green Salad, Baked Brie Bites with Cranberry Mustard, Potato Cake Crostini with Roast Beef and Red Onion Chutney, Winter Bruschetta Crostini, Potato Cake , Crostini with Roast Beef and Red Onion Chutney, Falafel with Sunchoke Hummus and Harissa Yogurt Sauce, Classic Tuna Poke  …

The Ultimate Guide to Pizza in Rhode Island

Forty-four destinations that will make your mouth water.

Edited by Jamie Coelho. With reporting assistance by Carly Barnhardt, Nicole Mineau, Tabitha Pereira and Jamie Samons. Photography by Angel Tucker. Wood-Fired Winner: Figidini Other places might have wood-fired ovens, but not all of them have mastered the making of Neapolitan pizza quite like Figidini chef Frankie Cecchinelli, who owns the restaurant with his wife, Kara. Frankie’s grandfather and mother…

Gilded Tomato's Farm to Crust Pizza

The artisan pizzas are made in mobile, wood-fired ovens.

The copper dome glints in the sun like a shiny penny  attracting attention. Inside, the fire can burn up to 1,200 degrees where masterpieces are crafted in ninety seconds from dough, sauces and purees, local meats and seafood, vegetables and cheeses. The flames are the blazing heart of Gilded Tomato’s artisan pizzas made in two wood-fired mobile ovens named Gilda…

Inside the Mind of Culinary David Dadekian

The Cranston native is working to bring a food emporium to Fox Point.

On a warm summer afternoon, as tourists line up for the new Newport ferry at India Point, David Dadekian peers over the nearby chain link fence surrounding the concrete skeleton that once was Shooters. Back in the day, Shooters was a very popular Providence nightclub. And that day once included Dadekian. “I remember coming up from New York to visit…

VIP Pizza in Rhode Island

Two chefs share how they obtained their coveted VPN status.

In the pizza world, official VPN certification is like carrying a constant VIP card. VPN stands for Vera Pizza Napoletana, and it’s a special designation granted by the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana, based in Naples, Italy, to pizzerias that meet strict requirements that respect the tradition of the art of Neapolitan pizza making. Only two pizzerias in Rhode Island have…

Wine Daytrips: Connecticut

Experience the historic charm of the Connecticut Wine Trail.

From the second-story outdoor deck of Saltwater Farm Vineyard in Stonington, my friends — houseguests from the Midwest — look out over the vines warming in the sun and breathe in the ocean air. I’m not sure what they expected when I told them we were going wine tasting in Connecticut, but I’m pretty sure they’re impressed. We’d arrived as…

Wine Daytrips: Cape Cod

Make a weekend of tastings on the Cape.

It’s a drizzling late-November day as my husband and I arrive at Truro Vineyards in North Truro — a haul from Providence, but worth it for a spontaneous weekend getaway at this little patch of wine country at the end of the world. We have no trouble spotting the place beneath a 2,000-gallon wine barrel perched like a beacon atop…

Wine Daytrips: Southeast Massachusetts

Cross the border and take your tastings to a new level.

The first thing I notice as my husband and I head out to the flagstone patio at Westport Rivers Winery is the bright red Rhode Rage food truck parked a few yards away from the sea of vines blanketing the horizon. I pause for a minute, trying to reconcile the trendy urban vehicle with the bucolic greenery. Before I can…

Wine Daytrips: Western Rhode Island

Head to the country for some under-the-radar pours.

The minute I pull into the secluded lot of Verde Vineyards on Moswansicut Lake in Johnston, I know I’ve arrived somewhere special. I park my car and dodge a family of roaming guinea fowl to see owner and winemaker Giacomo “Jim” Verde puttering around the grounds. Verde, a retired CCRI biology professor who lives on the property and turned his…