Friday, August 21, 2015

Splurge: Newport Wine and Food Festival 2015

You have about a month to get ready and you know you deserve a splurge to usher in the cool Fall weather.  The beach chairs and blankets will probably be packed away, the wardrobes changed out, a new social season beginning and the cool, sunny, refreshing evenings welcome.  Besides, it's an experience that you will never forget.  We're talking about the Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival 2015, taking place this year on the weekend of September 25-27.  And this being the tenth anniversary of the event, it promises to be better than ever.

This is probably our favorite food and wine celebration of the year and part of the fun will be the impressive backdrops, the characters, the fashions and formality, the conversation and all of that stunning architecture by the sea.  Our itinerary starts out on Friday at Wine and Rosecliff.  Amidst the glowing gilded rooms of the mansion we'll sample exclusive wines not available at the Grand Tasting. Rosecliff has been featured in a number of films, including The Great Gatsby, True Lies and Amistad so we'll also be walking in the history of film and the Gilded Age.

On Saturday, the red carpet will be rolled out to welcome guests to Marble House for the first full day of the Grand Tasting.  Again, there will be lots of wines for sampling as well as food and lifestyle products.  Last year we made tons of new food and wine enthusiast friends, including TV Chef Sara Moulton.

Photo ops, great food and wines, a peek inside opulence, relaxing on the lawn overlooking the Cliff Walk, just imagining life in a bygone era where it was all about elegant social interaction ... exactly the kind of thing our readers love.  If that's not enough, Martha Stewart and Jacques Pepin together will join the crowd for a once-in-a-lifetime presentation.

The entire event usually sells out.  So, don't miss it.  Many people would give anything just to tour one of these incredible residences.  You should join us for a party in one.  We'd love to see you there. Tickets and information can be found here.

Newport, here we come, again.

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