Tuesday, September 18, 2012

CHEESE CLASS AT LA LAITERIE

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Learn about cheese, East Coast vs. West, at Farmstead/La Laiterie (188 Wayland Avenue, Providence  401-274-7177) on Sunday, September 23. Sample and note the differences territory makes: can you tell it's an East Coast beer or a West Coast cheese? Do you "taste" the regions?

www.farmsteadinc.com/

Sunday, September 23 - 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Buy a ticket on the website or call 401-274-7177

JACQUES PEPIN IN NEWPORT: SEPTEMBER 22

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The Preservation Society of Newport holds its 7th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival September 21-23. Among the food talent are featured guests Emeril Lagasse and Jacques Pepin with his daughter Claudine P├ępin.  Alas, if you were hoping to have brunch on Saturday with the Pepins and twenty others, move on. Monsieur Pepin is a guaranteed fund-raiser and the $500 a person tickets sold out fast. But check out the site for Emeril, wine-tasting events, etc.

http://www.newportmansions.org/events/events-calendar/newport-mansions-wine-food-festival


HOME CANNING AT THE OCEAN HOUSE

On Saturday, September 29, Sherri Brooks Vinton, author of Put 'em Up!,  (http://sherribrooksvinton.com/will guide you through jam-making and teach you the boiling-water-method so you can preserve your own vegetables. Best part: this is a hands-on class, held at the Ocean House in Watch Hill (http://oceanhouseri.com/) where you will learn, have lunch, and learn some more.

Sponsored by Edible Rhody (www.ediblecommunities.com/rhody/), Ms. Vinton and Ocean House, proceeds will benefit the Bradford Johnnycake Center of Westerly which provides emergency assistance to local residents.

Saturday, September 29, 9:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.  $58 per person

Reserve at jdane@oceanhouseri.com or call 401-584-7083

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

CHEF NEATH PAL AT GRACIE'S: SEPTEMBER 10

If you've been wondering what Neath Pal has been up to since he closed Neath's (where Bacaro is now), read his abbreviated bio, taken word-for-word from the Johnson & Wales website:

"An instructor in the College of Culinary Arts, Chef Neath Pal specializes in international and Asian cuisines.

Chef Pal studied at France’s prestigious LaVarenne cooking school. After working in several Parisian restaurants, he returned home to Rhode Island, where he spent a year at Al Forno’s. From there he helped establish L’Epicureo, which quickly gained national attention, as well as Grappa, another celebrated bistro.

In 1998 Pal opened Neath's New American Bistro. Bryan Miller, former food critic of the New York Times, praised the restaurant as a "giant leap eastward" for the Providence food scene. Blending French and Asian influences, the eclectic menu highlighted the flavors of Pal’s native Cambodia, such as coconut milk, lemongrass, Kaffir lime and Thai basil.

After nearly a decade, Chef Pal closed his successful restaurant to spend time with his children. In 2008, he joined JWU as an instructor and in 2010 was given the Outstanding First Year Teacher Award."

Anyway, Neath and Bill Russell of Westport Rivers Vineyard (www.westportrivers.com/) are getting together next Monday, September 10 for one of Gracie's Star Chef dinners (194 Washington Street, Providence  401-272-7811)

It's pricey at $100 but it should be fun and delicious. 

Call 401-272-7811   graciesprovidence.com/

GREEK FESTIVAL: CRANSTON

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If you missed your chance to savor souvlaki or an oozing gyro in Pawtucket last month, here's a chance to set things right. The Church of the Annunciation, Greek Orthodox Parish of Greater Providence (a mouthful kind of title) holds its annual festival, rain or shine, September 7 through 9. Greek goods, Greek music and dancing, and Greek savories and sweets. Dance performances are at 7:00 p.m. on Friday and 4:00 and 7:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

Friday 5:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Saturday 12:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Go to the website for specifics:

www.annunciationri.org

Monday, September 3, 2012

COOK & BROWN: SUSTAINABLE SEAFOOD DINNER

Tickets are $50 each for a five-course sustainable seafood dinner at Cook & Brown Public House (959 Hope Street, Providence  401-273-7275) on Monday, September 10, 6:00 p.m.

To reserve call 401-273-7275 or email cookandbrown@gmail.com

www.cookandbrown.com




Saturday, September 1, 2012

WURST KITCHEN WINDOW AT CHEZ PASCAL

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The Gennusos, well known for their beloved Hewtin Food Truck (often at Roger Williams National Park on North Main in Providence and Saturdays at the Farmers' Market (Lippit Park in summer, Hope Artiste Village in the late fall, winter and spring), and locally appreciated for the weekday hot dog cart on the edge of Lippitt Park, have bested the cart by opening the Wurst Kitchen Window across the street at their restaurant, Chez Pascal (960 Hope Street, Providence  401-421-4422).

The Wurst Window is on the side of the building and has a patio, so sit or take out. It's open Tuesday – Saturday from 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. On Saturdays, beer is available and you can sit on the patio or inside in the Wurst kitchen.

A sample of the menu: knackwurst with sauerkraut and house mustard; beerbrat with curried onion sauce; kielbasa with caraway, red cabbage and dijon

http://chez-pascal.com/