Friday, August 26, 2016
Newport Mansions Wine And Food Festival 2016
It's really not that far away and I guarantee you that it will sell out. What am I talking about? The Newport Mansions Wine And Food Festival 2016, of course. This is the most refined and polished wine event of all held in the Northeast. With the opulent elegance of the mansions as your backdrop on one side and the breathtaking views of the water on the other, you'll enjoy hours of great wine and food with lots of fun people.
We'll begin on Friday night with the Wine And Rosecliff event, a stellar evening soiree on the grounds of the mansion where The Great Gatsby was filmed. Many wine vendors will be available to talk about their wines on a more intimate level. Dozens of great chefs (many from Boston) will be serving up innovative fare to pair with your wine. And, again, the crowd at this event has more fun than any other. Last year we were even asked to photograph a wedding proposal at the fountain gracing the rolling lawn! There will be music and dancing, as well.
The following day, Saturday, we'll be off to Marble House for the day. Again, there will be loads of impressive architecture, interesting wines, delicious food samples and lots of other food vendors. The one and only Jacques Pépin will be providing all with an afternoon cooking demonstration. You'll meet people from literally all over the world. Last year we sat down and had a café au lait with a gentleman who flew his Cessna in from Canada for the event!
Don't miss it. Yes, it's a bit of a splurge but you deserve it. And I guarantee that you will never, ever regret coming to this event. My advice is also to book your hotel room as soon as possible if you plan to stay overnight as everything will be totally booked within the next week or so.
Hope to see you there in your Gatsby best!