Encore Awards

On Thursday March 1, 2007, a newly refurbished factory space in Olneyville sang with a fusion of art, music, food and dance as The Arts and Business Council of RI presented the 17th annual Encore Awards. 10 area chefs from celebrated restaurants around the state, prepared special menus for the night in original spaces created by different area designers using elements as diverse as neon, paintings and floral displays.

Special Guest Ruth Reichl, Editor-in-Chief, Gourmet Magazine

Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island Executive Director Peter Bramante and Jessica Wall

Chocolatier Extraordinaire, Andrew Schotts, of Garrison Confections

Matt Foley, Sous-Chef, Citron, making delightful hand-rolled Purple Peruvian Potato Gnocchi.

Brian Counihan, Executive Chef, Vintage Restaurant, Woonsocket