June 1 Ocean House (www.oceanhouseri.com) in Watch Hill hosts the season's last Farm & Vine dinner, featuring chef Brian Kingsford of Bacaro in Providence (www.bacarorestaurant.net) cooking with Stamp Farm (RI) ingredients.
$75.00 plus tax and tip 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 1
Call Ocean House for reservations: 401-584-7010
June 3-5 Block Island has a three-day weekend event featuring discounted ferry trips, lodging and food. Requires a lot of planning and reserving, not to mention acute hopefulness re the weather, but check out the website for more info: www.blockislandchamber.com/TasteBI.htm
June 4 At this point who could possibly come up with a new chowder recipe? Newport says its Annual Great Chowder Cook-Off is the longest-running chowder competition anywhere (30 years) and on Saturday, June 4, from noon until 6:00 p.m. you can participate as a taster. Tickets are $20.00, purchased ahead - the website explains all. www.newportwaterfrontevents.com/chowder-cook-off/overview-chowder-cook-off.htm
June 7 Not to be left out of the movement to have the world come eat at your distant inn or on your remote island, Atwells Avenue in Providence offers an urban experience on Tuesday night, June 7. Stroll Federal Hill, sampling your way up and down the street between 4:30 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $30.00 pre-tax and you MUST purchase them beforehand. www.goprovidence.com/visitors/federalhillstroll/