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Celebrity Chef Lidia Bastianich Headlines 6th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival
(Newport, RI) – As the most sophisticated wine and food festival on the East Coast, the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival has quickly become one of the most anticipated food and wine events in the country. Featuring an array of celebrity chefs, exclusive wines from around the world and fabulous food from the region’s best restaurants, the 6th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is the place to be from September 23-25, 2011. Sponsored by FOOD & WINE, the Festival takes place in one of America’s most picturesque settings—the historic Newport Mansions, Rosecliff and Marble House, in the seaside resort of Newport, Rhode Island.
The weekend’s festivities will begin on Friday, September 23, with the Wine & Rosecliff Gala, where guests will enjoy special vintages uncorked exclusively for the evening, with delicious food pairings
The Festival’s special guest will be chef, television personality and restaurateur Lidia Bastianich, hosting a unique Jazz Brunch at the Hotel Viking on Sunday morning, September 25. She will also appear for book signings at the Sunday Grand Tasting at Marble House. In addition there will be appearances and seminars led by industry experts such as Ray Isle of FOOD & WINE, winemaker Justin Baldwin of Justin Winery, noted wine connoisseur Alain Junguenet of Wines of France, Inc., and Roseanne Tully of Intermezzo, among others.
The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival also features an all-inclusive Grand Tasting at Marble House with more than 100 wineries on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. A single admission price includes samplings of wines from around the world, small plate tastings of exciting dishes from regional restaurants and caterers, cooking demonstrations by our guest chefs, a souvenir glass, and free parking and shuttle transportation to/from Marble House.
All proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization accredited by the American Association of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its’ 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development
The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival is also sponsored by National Trust Insurance Services LLC, Infiniti, Dave’s Marketplace, Intermezzo, Clarke Luxury Showrooms, Alaska Seafood, Stella Artois, Alex and Ani, Dasani, Yankee Publishing, Inc., Hyatt Regency Newport, and Hotel Viking Newport.
Tickets to this remarkable weekend of fine wine and food are on sale now, and may be purchased at http://www.NewportMansionsWine andFood.org or by calling 401.847.1000.
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