Food Notes for the week of Oct. 24

Food Notes for the week of Oct. 24

This week

The Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce’s Eighth Annual Ocean Community Restaurant Week has launched in the greater Westerly-Pawcatuck, Connecticut, area and will continue through Sunday, Oct. 28. Participating restaurants will offer a three-course fixed-price lunch menu for $15 and a dinner menu for $25. They include 84 Tavern on Canal, The Brazen Hen, Bridge Restaurant, The Cooked Goose, Ella’s Food and Drink, Guytanno’s International Restaurant, Haversham Tavern, Kitchen at Pleasant View Inn, Longo Ristorante & Pizzeria, PizzaPlace, The Sea Goose Grill & Raw Bar, The Shallows Kitchen & Bar, Venice Restaurant, Wilcox Tavern and Mia’s Prime Time Café. Visit www.oceanchamber.org for a look at the menus.

The 35th annual Child & Family Taste of Newport will be held Sunday, Oct. 28, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort Newport, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Tickets are $125. They are available online until midnight Friday, Oct. 26, at childandfamilyri.com, or at the door. Citizens Bank is the 2018 Presenting Sponsor of the event. For more information, call Ann Arnold at (401) 848-4141.

Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., Newport, will serve a Spaghetti Dinner on Friday, Oct. 26, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the library. $10 adults, $5 for children, $3 for children in costume. For more information, please visit our website: www.emmanuelnewport.org or call the parish office, (401) 847-0675.

Coming up

The Olde White Church 11th Annual Veterans Meat Pie Supper will be held Friday, Nov. 9, from 4 to 7:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church, 1113 GAR Highway, Swansea. The “Donation Only” buffet-style supper features a quarter-slice of Willow Tree meat pie, whipped potatoes, veggies, gravy, rolls and dessert. All donations will be used to buy food and service gift cards, which are distributed throughout the year to Swansea veterans in need.

The Rhode Island-Israel Collaborative is working with food business incubator Hope & Main on Israeli Fusion East to West, a culinary event featuring Israeli chef Eran Geffen on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Hope & Main, 691 Main St., Warren. There will food stations, live music, a tasting demonstration and tips from Chef Geffen. Tickets are $75, inclusive of tax and gratuity. Get them at eventbrite.com.

Fundraisers

In addition to donating unsold doughnuts to Amos House at the end of each day, Knead Doughnuts has launched a campaign to raise funds for the agency. , which for decades has helped people in dire straits rebuild their lives. From now through Nov. 3, customers can dream up their own doughnut, drop by either Knead Doughnuts locations — 135 Elmgrove Ave. or 32 Custom House St., both in Providence — and fill out a contest entry form for a $1 donation. The winner will have their doughnut made and sold. Knead will match all contest sales dollar-for-dollar.

A Beer and Wine Tasting Fundraiser to benefit the East Smithfield Public Library will be held at the Smithfield Elks Lodge, 326 Farnum Pike, on Thursday, Oct. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $30 and are available at the library or at Eventbrite.com.

Wine dinner

Massimo Ristorante, 134 Atwells Ave., Providence, will serve a five-course Orin Swift Masquerade Wine Dinner on Monday, Oct. 29, at 6 p.m. The $150 cost includes tax and gratuity. Call (401) 273-0650 for reservations. Masks will be provided.

Book club

Matt Gennuso, head chef and co-owner of Chez Pascal & the Wurst Kitchen in Providence, will be the guest facilitator for the Food Lit Book Club discussion of Anthony Bourdain’s “Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly,” on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 2 p.m. at the Barrington Public Library, 281 County Rd. It’s free and open to all but space is limited; participants should register at www.barringtonlibrary.org.

News

Registration is now open for military families to sign up for the Holiday Meals for Military program. Active-duty military, active guard or reserve, post-9/11 wounded, ill or injured of all ranks and their families are eligible to receive a free holiday meal from Operation Homefront. Visit www.operationhomefront.org by Sunday, Oct. 30, to sign up to receive a bag of non-perishable groceries and a gift card redeemable for the rest of the food necessary for a full holiday meal. The distribution event will take place at the National Guard Armory, 541 Airport Rd., Warwick, on Thursday, Nov. 1.

After 20 years in New York City, chef Eddie Montalvo has returned to Rhode Island to join Fluke Newport, 41 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, (401) 849-7778, flukenewport.com. He worked in the kitchens of David Bouley, Laurent Gras, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Daniel Boulud and Danny Meyer. Fluke Newport is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings for dinner, but during Newport Restaurant Week (Nov. 2-11) they will extend hours to every night except Monday, offering both a $35 and $50 three-course meal.

On TV

The latest episode of “TV Maitre d’ with Joe Zito,” which airs Sundays at 11 a.m. on Fox Providence and at 11:30 a.m. on Channel 12, will feature visits to Richard’s Pub, Tumblesalts Café, Rooftop at the Providence G, Skyline at Waterplace, Rachel’s Café, Venda Ravioli and Trattoria Romana. Chef Greg Coccio of Avvio Ristorante prepares housemade rigatoni with braised beef short ribs and fall vegetables. The show also airs on CW Providence and MyRITV. The new edition of “Fresh & Local with Joe Zito,” which airs on Sundays at 9:30 a.m. on CW Providence, will feature a look at the Stadium Theatre, in Woonsocket, and a visit with chef/owner Bill Andrews, of Leon’s Cafe and Catering, as he prepares eggs Benedict with housemade bacon.

— Janet Butler

 

 

 

Published at Wed, 24 Oct 2018 02:30:00 +0000