Taste of Rhode Island Offers Tastings from Dozens of Local Restaurants

The biannual event brings together more than thirty restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries and more, showcasing tastings from their winter menus.

Photo from the June 2019 Taste of Rhode Island. Photo by Daniel E Photography.

It might take you a year to sample food from dozens of Rhode Island’s best restaurants and food and drink producers, or you could just buy a ticket to the Taste of Rhode Island Winter Menu Showcase, held on November 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the botanical center at Roger Williams Park. The evening will be hosted by Tracy Lynn, on air personality at B101 of IHeartMedia.

The biannual event brings together more than thirty restaurants, bakeries, wineries, breweries and more who will provide samples from their winter menus. Guests will get that summer feeling again as they explore the tropical surroundings of the botanical center.

Some of the restaurants and beverage producers guests can expect to see are Fleming’s Prime Steak House and Wine Bar, Blackstone Caterers, Cozy Caterers, Twin Oaks, Saugy dogs, Mill’s Tavern, Los Andes, Ten Prime Steak and Sushi, Iggy’s Doughboys and Chowder House, Roma Capoccia Pizza, Pasta Beach, the River Social, Howie’s, Black Oak Kitchen and Drinks, La Masseria, Thirsty Gull, Bom Bom, High Tides, the Griddle Breakfast and Lunch, La Villa Bistro, 13 Stars hot sauce, Narragansett Creamery, Providence Coal Fired Pizza, Bully Boy Distillers, Loyal Nine Cocktails, Boston Harbor Distillery, Whalers Brewing, Foolproof Brewing Company, Wormtown Brewery, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Willie’s Superbrew, Warwick Ice Cream, Granny Squibb’s Iced Tea, Bolt Coffee and many more vendors and sponsors.

“Amazingly (and deliciously), Rhode Island has about 100 restaurants for every 100,000 residents, making it one of the most densely populated restaurant states in America,” according to GoProvidence, the Providence and Warwick Convention and Visitor’s Bureau. “Add two more factors – the world-class culinary school at Johnson and Wales University and the wide range of ethnic cultures – and you’ve got what Travel and Leisure magazine and others have dubbed one of the top foodie destinations in the nation.”

NBC 10 reporter Lindsay Iadeluca of Rhody Foody at Taste of RI. Photo by Daniel E Photography.

At the Taste of Rhode Island Winter Menu Showcase, enjoy great local food and spirits and live entertainment while supporting the MAE Organization for the Homeless and their efforts to help Rhode Island’s individuals and families in need. The event is organized by Pat Paolino Cruz of Pat Cruz Events and Lupe Aguilar of Rhody Foody.

General admission tickets are $50 each, while VIP tickets are $75 per person. For more information, go to TasteofRI.com.

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