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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Newport Restaurant Week


This weekend we were lucky enough to take part in Newport Restaurant Week in Newport, R.I. Newport is a great town to visit in the first place: the mansions, the scenery, the quaint (meaning expensive with lots of breakables) shops and the ocean. This week, many restaurants
up the ante by having tastings and prix fixe meals. Although we did not dine at any of the amazing establishments, we enjoyed the local open market featuring Rhody Fresh milk, Cabot Cheese, and some local wines. All of the items are grown or produced in RI. The second event we attended was the chocolate dessert tasting at Architect's Inn. They featured Sweenor's Chocolates. We had a good laugh while we were trying to find the Inn as it felt like we were being taken on a treasure hunt as it was tucked away down a dirt road with old trees all around us. We sampled some great chocolates and then spent some time on the beaches and at stone cold creamery. What can be better than being with your husband and kids while enjoying food and the outdoors?

10 comments:

Nicole said...

Oh, that looks so fun! I envy those who are able to enjoy the east coast. I have it on my list of places to visit one day:) Maybe I'll make it to the Restaurant Week one day!

Tangled Noodle said...

What a lovely weekend! And the photo of the children at the beach is beyond adorable. As for getting lost, those are the best times as you discover new scenery before reaching your destination and reward - chocolates!

I want to pass along to you the Proximity Award - it's waiting for you on my blog!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Gosh that sounds wonderful, Jen. What a glorious way to spend the weekend indeed. Love it!

girlichef said...

Oh, that does look so fun! Gorgeous :)

Donna-FFW said...

Looks Like a wonderful weekend. What precious little ones!

Chef E said...

Gosh I love New Port, I take every body that is somebody that comes from Texas to visit me trough LI and then over Orient Point, and to the mansions! Love it, I may have to keep up with the restaurant thing and visit...do they still do the fire on the water show anymore? I tried to make that and it got canceled a few years ago...or delayed...

Sara said...

This looks like so much fun! We have restaurant week events near me, but they don't look as cool.

Reeni♥ said...

What a sweet picture! How fun!

Simply...Gluten-free said...

Those children are adorable!

5 Star Foodie said...

This sounds like so much fun and I love the beautiful photo of your kids!

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