2012-10-18 / News

Restaurant week in Newport starts in Nov. 2

Newport Restaurant Week returns Nov. 2 with more than 45 participating restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties. Now a highly anticipated fall tradition, restaurants dish up cuisine at affordable prices with ingredients sourced from local farmers, foragers and fishermen. As in years past, the prices remain at $16 for a three-course lunch and $30 for a three-course dinner. The festival ends Nov. 11

Newport Restaurant Week has come to be a crowd-pleasing event among local residents and visitors since being introduced in 2006. This fall’s 10-day affair will highlight local food purveyors, new seasonal menu items and the talents of creative chefs who orchestrate unforgettable dining experiences. Visiting gourmands can come for dinner and stay for breakfast by taking advantage of reasonably priced lodging packages. Culinary enthusiasts can savor food-related events including cooking classes, Greenvale Vineyards’ harvest festival and the Taste of Newport – a savory extravaganza benefiting Child & Family, the largest and most comprehensive social-service provider in Newport County. Information on packages and the growing list of events can be found at GoNew portRestaurantWeek.com.

Updates on events, participating restaurants and menus, can be found via social networks, including Newport Restaurant Week’s Facebook page and on Discover Newport’s Twitter feed. Also, diners from Providence and around the state can rely on Rhode Island Public Transit Authority bus routes for $4 per round-trip ticket, or $6 for an all-day pass to save money on parking and gas.

Participating restaurants span both counties, reaffirming the destination’s identity as a premier culinary destination. Chefs from Brick Alley Pub (Newport), Hourglass Brasserie (Bristol), Jamestown Fish (Jamestown), Scampi (Portsmouth), and Windward at the Hyatt Regency (Newport) will appear on the Rhode Show, each cooking up a dish that will be featured on their menus.

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