Monday, September 19, 2016

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

Now's the time to get your tickets for the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival being held September 22-25, 2016 at The Elms, Rosecliff, and Marble House. Enjoy the day, or the whole weekend filled with hundreds of fabulous wines from around the world, exquisite food from local, regional and national chefs & artisanal food purveyors, and much more! This is the 11th year the event has been taking place. 

To find out more about the event, and to purchase tickets, please go to:

Details from the press release are here:

The festivities kick off on Thursday, September 22 with The Bordeaux Dinner at The Elms hosted by Bordeaux expert and wine educator Robin Kelley O’Connor. Mr O’Connor has been inducted into the wine world’s most prestigious institutions, including the Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc- des Graves et de Sauternes-Barsac, the Jurade de Saint-Emilion and Les Hospitaliers de Pomerol. Exquisite wines from four different appellations of Bordeaux will be presented at this dinner to complement the menu created by Executive Chef Frank McClelland of L’Espalier in Boston. Tickets are limited.

The elegant Friday night Wine & Rosecliff Gala will feature exquisite wines, award-winning chefs, live music and dancing in the Rosecliff ballroom. Chefs for the evening include: Chef Matthew MacCartney of Jamestown Fish (Jamestown, RI), Chef Brian Alberg of Red Lion Inn (Stockbridge, MA), Chef David Blessing of Newport Beach House: A Longwood Venue (Newport, RI), Chef Thomas Duffy of The Spiced Pear at The Chanler (Newport, RI), Chef Terence Feury of Forty 1˚ North (Newport, RI), Chef Josue Louis of Bistro du Midi (Boston, MA), Chef Lou Rossi of Castle Hill Inn (Newport, RI), Chef Shaun Velez of Deuxave (Boston, MA), Chef Will Gilson of Puritan & Co. (Cambridge, MA), Chef Robert Sisca of ProvidenceG (Providence, RI), Chef Kevin O’Donnell of SRV (Boston, MA), Chef Peter Quinion of Parsnip (Cambridge, MA), and Chef Jason Santos of Abby Lane (Boston, MA).

Wine & Rosecliff featured wines include Azienda Agricola C.O.S.; Belcanto; Bodega Catena Zapata; Cain Vineyard & Winery; Castello Banfi Vintners; Champagne Gosset; Champagne Taittinger; Chateau de Beaucastel; Chateau d'Esclans; Chateau Talbot; Coudoulet de Beaucastel; Domaine Faiveley; Elk Cove Vineyards; Finca El Refugio; Graham's Port; HALL Wines; Joseph Phelps Vineyards; Larkin Wines; Marchesi di Barolo; Overture by Opus One; Robert Mondavi Winery; Verum; WALT Wines; Weingut S.A. Prum.

Once again, the Marble House lawn will be the setting for the two-day Grand Tastings, which offer guests an afternoon of entertainment, as well as the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from local, regional and national restaurants and purveyors. This lively event includes the Nobilo Oyster Seaside Bar, Pop Up Tastings in the Chinese Tea House, and non-stop chef entertainment in the Lynx & Rosé Grill Garden presented by Château D’Esclans and Lynx Grills.

The Presenting Sponsor of the 2016 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is FOOD & WINE Magazine. Additional sponsors include National Trust Insurance Services, Kitchen Aid, Champagne Taittinger, Lynx Grills, Vantage Deluxe World Travel, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Robert Mondavi Winery, Nobilo Wines, Alta Vista Estate Vineyards, Sequoia Grove, Atria Senior Living, José Cuervo, Hennessy Cognac, Coca Cola Bottling Company of Southeastern New England, United Airlines, Forty 1˚ North, Dole & Bailey, Nestle Waters North America, Estrella Damm, William Grant & Sons and Calvisius Caviar.

Proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

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