We’re lucky to be living in a place that boasts such a thriving culinary scene. Rhode Island’s breezy coasts and fertile inland soils produce fine wines, succulent shellfish, plump fruits and delicate greens. They’re the perfect mix for a cadre of inspired chefs who know how to craft these quintessentially Rhode Island ingredients to thrill any palate.
So it will be a delicious occasion on August 6 when eleven talented chefs gather at the Local Food Fest to benefit Farm Fresh RI. Each paired with a local farmer, they’ll offer a guided tour for the tongue that celebrates the harvest of the fields and waters of the Ocean State:
- Castle Hill – Jonathan Cambra
- Newport Restaurant Group – Casey Riley
- Blackstone Catering – Derek Jolie
- Café Zelda – John Philcox
- Chez Pascal – Matt Gennuso
- DeWolf Tavern – Sai Viswanath
- Gracie’s – Joe Hefner
- La Laiterie – Matt Jennings
- Local 121 – Dave Johnson
- New Rivers – Bruce Tillinghast
- Nick’s on Broadway – Derek Wagner
Buy your ticket online for a flavorful evening at Castle Hill in Newport. Taste the bounty and wide-ranging flavors of summer in Rhode Island.
One more note: the Local Food Fest was the brainchild of Chef Casey Riley, once the Executive Chef at Castle Hill and now Culinary Arts Director for the Newport Restaurant Group. Casey pioneered many of Castle Hill’s relationships with local farmers and we’re excited to have him back as a chef at the Local Food Fest in its second year.