Put your stretchy dress pants on and prepare for a royal Rhode Island feast...
We may be a small state, but Rhode Island is a massive purveyor of fine food expertly crafted with care, passion, and creativity. Tonight, notable restaurant trade magazine Star Chefs is honoring a number of Rhode Island culinary professionals at the Coastal New England Rising Stars Gala held at the Providence Biltmore Hotel.
The awards ceremony begins at 6:30pm and is followed by a walk-around tasting starting at 7pm, which includes twenty different meals with 20 carefully chosen wine pairings.
Rhode Island Winners:
James Mark (communty award), North
Derek Wagner (sustainability award), Nick's On Broadway
Melissa Denmark (pastry chef award), Gracie's
Ian Cappelano, Peter Kobulnicky, Mike Lingwall (artisan award) Foremost Baking Company
Eric Lepine (roaster award) New Harvest Coffee Roasters
Jay Carr (bartender award) Eddy
Kevin Hale (host chef award) Providence Biltmore Hotel
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