A heavy, cold mist and brisk winds could not keep the crowd away from Rosecliff mansion in Newport last Friday to kick off a wonderful evening of socializing, drink, and food at the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival 2017.
Among the guests we ran into were Kylie McCullough (l) of Bravo's Real Estate Wars and Amy Bruni (r) of Ghost Hunters fame. Oh, how we'd love to tag along and see what upstairs/downstairs paranormal activity she'd discover on Bellevue Avenue!
Dean Igoe, our photographer, was even able to take a little time to enjoy meeting some of the guests.
Bill Burns and Nancy Matheson-Burns of Dole And Bailey
Nancy Matheson-Burns, CEO/President of Dole & Bailey, was there. The Dole & Bailey cooking demo area proved to be THE most popular at The Grand Tasting events showcasing their meats and seafood.
And we met many, many new friends there, as well. As far as the foods, we absolutely loved Rachel Klein's Corn Mousse with Clams and The Red Lion Inn's Corn Tortellini. Chateau d' Eclans Whispering Angel was our favorite sip of the night but there were many other interesting wines. More on that to follow.
All in all, another fantastic gala event to kick off a great weekend in Newport.
We attended this event as members of the press/media.