With Nancy Bean (R) of Wise Up Events and friend.
We kicked off the Newport Mansions Food And Wine Festival with a big party at Rosecliff mansion for Wine And Rosecliff. The festive gala is a bit dressier than the others and although the wine was flowing and the food being served all night it was definitely more of a party atmosphere.
We caught up with great friend Nancy Matheson-Burns of Dole And Bailey. She has just been named to the Massachusetts Restaurant Association Hall Of Fame for her service to the local restaurant and food scene. One of only three women to ever been named to the Hall Of Fame we cannot think of a more worthy recipient.
Nancy Bean (l) and Chef Lydia Shire.
There was live music and dancing in the ballroom, tables set for a more relaxed sipping and snacking alternative and plenty of colorful characters to liven up the night.
All in all, it was a terrific evening set against the glamor of Bellevue Avenue, the Cliff Walk and, of course, the mansions.