A Toast to Wine & Food in Heavenly Venues

 

" In Vino Veritas"-- Pliny the Elder

 

 

The Wine & Food Festival of the  Preservation Society is an international gustatory five star event, this year highlighting Newport and  Rhode Island guest chefs in its tenth year, who shared their secrets in demonstrations at "The Grand Tastings".  The Chinese Tea House at Marble House was opened for VIP guests, and the special dinners, brunch and events were sublime and sybaritic.

 

The Perri Rossi Band-- for dancing

Paul Chevalier, Vice President of Lineage fine wine Division for Shaw-Ross, was pouring on Friday night at the upscale Wine and Rosecliff  soirée ( think Bacchanalfor  elite and fine wine connoisseurs, with over tens of wines

available to taste.  (Yes, Mr. Chevalier he is grand nephew of the inimitable Maurice Chevalier.) Thank heaven for fine wines!

 

Also seen were Wine Tasting were Executive Director of The Preservation Society Trudy Coxe, with the orchestra adding another sensory pleasure, inviting dancing and general gaiety.

 

 

Then on to the Grand Tasting, always an extravaganza of everything related to food and wine, including wine sealing devices, and a new sea salt created here in Newport.  Guest chefs gave demonstrations that were packed with eager gastrononomes, and local restaurants brought out their finest fares.  A VIP food and wine event was held in the Chinese Tea House.

 

Chef Tom Lyon of 22 Bowen's served up

 

A dashing representative from Verum Vineyards

 

Award-winning Banfi Vineyards

 

Delicious hors d'oeuvres

 

Cheeses of every variety

 

Lovely jewelry display

 

Popping the cork

 

The back garden at Rosecliff

 

 

 

Deborah Winthrop

 

 

 

Friend with Mr. Chevalier

 

John H. Cratin III with Ralph Chartier

 

Barry Hinckley, Susan King, friend & James Day

 

 Jim Gaffney, guests, and Trudy Coxe

 

 

  

Chateau d'Eclans of France

 

 

Paul Chevalier and friends toast!

 

 

The Grand Tasting at Marble House on Sunday

 

Brahmin handbags

 

Chef Brooke Vasika of Sawkill Creek

 

Chef Gonzalez of Cultivar describing his culinary technique

 

Delicious honey

 

 

Susan King, James Day & Trudy Coxe

 

 

White Horse Tavern, the country's oldest, prepares dishes

 

 

 

 

The Grill Garden

 

Chef Lou Rossi of Castle Hill Inn


 

 A beautiful afternoon for dining & sipping

 

VIP Guests inside the Chinese Tea House

 

The ladies who pour -- and sip!

 

 

Newport Vineyards table

 

Marcela Calvet & Jonathan Baggott

 

A student assistant from URI

 

Sponsors Alex & Ani

 

Josh Berman of Revolving Door prepares a dish

 

The rapt audience at The Grand Tasting demonstration

 

 

 

Coppola Vineyards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reds were popular at Winebrow

 

 

The ultimate wine corking device

 

 

 

Blackstone, a top Newport caterer

 

 

Matt Mullins and wife,  who developed Newport Sea Salt

 

 

Jellies, condiments, and accompaniments

 

More delightful treats

 

Toasting Wine & Food!

 

Atria shows off its menus

 

 

Happy guests at the end of day

 

 

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