2012-05-03 / News

Restaurants wanted for Tall Ships Festival

Ocean State Tall Ships has announced an opportunity for restaurants in Newport Harbor and surrounding communities to flaunt their favorite dishes at the Taste of the Tall Ships Welcome Reception. This event will take place July 6 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. It will be attended by ship captains, sponsors and state and local elected officials and dignitaries.

Selected restaurants will display their dishes for 200 VIP guests at the event, and will also be listed on the Ocean State Tall Ships exclusive list of preferred caterers. The list is distributed to all sponsors and event organizers, many of whom will be hosting private functions on the ships during the festival.

Erin Donovan, executive director of Ocean State Tall Ships, is looking forward to involving local businesses in various events surrounding the Ocean State Tall Ships Festival.

“The Taste of the Tall Ships will highlight the savory and unique dishes available at Aquidneck Island restaurants,” said Donovan. “Our hope is that this event will present local restaurants and caterers with the unique opportunity to showcase the superb cuisine available in Rhode Island.”

Restaurants interested in participating in the Taste of the Tall Ships event have until May 18 to submit a picture and description of their favorite dish, as well as a copy of their catering menu. Once Ocean State Tall Ships selects the restaurants they wish to join the Taste of the Tall Ships, each restaurant will donate food and services for the event.

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