Thursday, September 24, 2015

Flee New York, the crowds and the Pope. Why not go to Newport, RI for the Newport Wine and Food Festival?

The Pope is in Manhattan.

If you are like hundreds of thousands of Metro- New Yorkers that flee the city to avoid the massive crowds, why not flee to Newport Rhode Island?

The reason why is obvious:
The 10th Annual Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival will be in full swing. What that means is that if you are a foodie or an obvious wine lover, this festival is must for you.  So, hop on the train and flee the city.

If you arrive at the Festival on Friday, this is what you have in store for you:
12:30-1:30pm    Champagne Tattinger Master Class led by Bernard Sun, wines paired by Chef MacCartney  ($40)

2:30-3:30pm      A Tale of Two Vineyards: Tignanello and Townsend taught by Niccolo Maltinti of Marchesi Antinori   ($40)

4:30-5:30pm      The Craft of Winemaking with Bouchaine Vineyards hosted by Gregory Gauthier    ($40)

7-10-pm               Wine & Rosecliff     Held in the setting of The Great Gatsby and True Lies, this seaside mansion will host a musical evening with fine wines, breathtaking views and gourmet food     ($250)

12-4pm               Grand Tasting at the Marble House          Cooking demos, hundreds of wines, two dozen restaurants, celebrity chefs and a silent auction ($185)

7pm                     Collectable Win Dinner at The Elms       ($450)

9pm-12am           Newport After Dark       at Newport’s 41 North…sample specialty cocktails, wine and light fare    ($50)

11am                   A Conversation with Martha Stewart & Jacques Pepin….admission includes a ticket to the Grand Tasting    ($235)

12-4pm               Grand Tasting…..($160)

Don’t forget I warned you about the Pope. It is up to you to decide whether the Newport Wine and Food Festival is the solution?

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