Newport Restaurant Week 2014
April 4- April 13
Newport is ready to say goodbye to the cold winter season and welcome the warm spring with exceptional deals for lunch and dinner this April 2014. This year’s Newport Restaurant Week will feature some of the best seasonal offerings from Newport's great restaurants including Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen. Menues that include spring pea soup with roasted local carrots followed by an entrée of Braised oxtail with grilled ramps, local maitake mushrooms and a creamy Narragansett ricotta gnocchi, concluding with your choice of many delectable desserts like a hazelnut milk chocolate panna cotta. YUM! All for just $30.00 per person! This is just one of the many options Chef Kevin King of Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen, located on Banisters Wharf has to offer in the 2014 Newport Restaurant Week. Fluke is just one of the Ivy Lodge’s favorite restaurants participating in this year’s celebration of good eats here in the city by the sea. Enjoy your choice of either lunch or dinner of prefixed menus of three course meals for a deal. Experience what we have to offer with our week-day rates, great food, wine and sites here at the Ivy Lodge, a quintessential New England Bed and Breakfast.
Tantalize your taste buds with the wide variety of restaurants that this fabulous city has to offer. Here are a few of our personal favorites:
22 Bowens Wine Bar & Grille
Located amidst bustling Bowen’s Wharf in the heart of downtown Newport, 22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille is a world-class steakhouse serving USDA Prime beef, New England's finest seafood, and is complemented by an award-winning wine list.
Our recommendation for dinner would be to try the bowen’s famous Petit Filet Mignon Duck Fat Fingerling Potato, Black Garlic Bordelais, mmm it will melt in your mouth!
Castle Hill Restaurant
For a formal dinning experience we suggest Castle Hill Restaurant. On your way over, enjoy
the 10 mile scenic ocean drive and as you enter the enchanting Castle Hill Restaurant you will hear the faint sounds of a lighthouse fog horn murmuring in the distance. The Mansion's chefs artfully craft fresh local fish, regional meats, and produce into a distinctly native, seasonal menu, served in four dining rooms within the Inn. Watch the change of seasons with stunning views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay.
All guest dinning in the formal dinning room must be dressed in business casual attire, jackets are not required for men but preferred.
Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen
One of our personal favorites here at the Ivy Lodge, Fluke Wine Bar and Kitchen is a perfect restaurant for the foodie in all of us. Enjoy fresh, local, and seasonal best describes Chef Kevin King’s menu of frequently changing snacks, small plates and entrees. Enjoy scenic views and an Award-winning cocktail and wine list.
Our recommendation is to try their famous crispy flash fried local oysters, they are to die for! Also try one of there signature drinks we enjoy the Juniperotivo made with Junipero Gin, Pomegranate Molasses, Fresh Mint, and Fresh Lemon Juice.
Cafe Zelda is a neighborhood French American bistro with casual fine dining. Zelda's features line-caught fish, hand-picked meats, local produce and homemade desserts. With a cozy bar full of locals and savvy tourists Zelda's is the place to be.
Calamari with banana peppers and Thai dipping sauce is a must try here.
The ideal embodiment of Newport dining with water front views of the Newport Harbor. At the mooring you will find the freshest seafood, al fresco seating, and warm hospitality. Our award-winning wine list is one of the most acclaimed in New England.
Our recommendation: Try their Raw Bar option of thee little necks or Rhode Island Oysters, both are amazingly delicious!
Midtown Oyster Bar
Newport’s newest restaurant and largest raw bar features 2 bars, dining rooms and outside seating. Only a 15 minute walk from the Ivy Lodge!
Scales and Shells
Upon entering the front door, aromas from the open kitchen will awaken your senses and draw you into visually participating in the preparation of your dinner.
Cash only and no reservations; make sure to stop at the atm first.
Stoneacre Pantry has an ever changing menu of seasonal offerings with a focus on using classic and creativeculinary techniques.
We recommend their Hazelnut-Chocolate Mousse, Salted Caramel, Cocoa Streusel & Creme Fraiche, if you have a sweet tooth this dessert won’t disappoint!
The Black Pearl
A combination of American, seafood, and classically presented cuisines served in the Tavern or the elegant Commodores' Room.
Try the world renowned Black Pearl Chowder
Lunch and Dinner Menu
The Spiced Pear at the Chandler
The Spiced Pear’s primary dining room features an open-air kitchen, grand fireplace, and views of the Atlantic Ocean and Easton’s Beach. Well known for its signature ‘New England Tasting Menu’, the restaurant features a symphony of six or nine courses of local New England fare each night in addition to an a la carte menu featuring Continental cuisine.
When admiring the historic buildings of Newport you may stop and wonder who built some of this beautiful architecture and parks we see today? You would be surprised to hear that a lot of the early production in Newport was engineered by Irish immigrants long before Newport’s infamous “blue bloods” transformed the city into their lavish summertime resorts. During the Gilded Age, Irish immigrants arrived to our quaint Island of Aquidneck to work the coal mines in the nearby town of Portsmouth and more specifically, the Emerald Isle immigrants began to settle in what is now known as the Fifth Ward. With many Celtic sights of interest including Fort Adams, St. Mary’s Church, and St. Josephs cemetery, we honor our past and present Irish with a month of fun activities for all. Come and enjoy what will be a wonderful experience for you and your loved ones with a great get away at the Ivy Lodge Bed and Breakfast.
Schedule of events include:
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
The 58th Annual Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 15th 2014. It will begin at 11:00am from Newport City Hall and will proceed to Carroll Avenue at Saint Augustin’s Church in the heart of the Fifth Ward. The parade this year is estimated to last 2 hours and will include Pipe Bands, Marching Bands, Fife & Drum Corps, Clown Units, reenactment units, and a host of local, state, and regional organizations including police and fire units, social/fraternal organizations, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Schools, and non-profits.
8th Annual Saint Patrick’s Day Family Celebration March 15, 2014
1:00pm to 4:00pm at the "Hut", Golden Hill Street, Newport, RI 02840 (Behind the Newport Public Library)
This event is a non- alcohol event. There will be entertainment with; Bag Pipers, Irish step dancers, Tony the Dancing Cop, pirates, and more. There will be a “How Green IS I” contest with cash prize and a $100 cash door prize! There will also be giveaways. Entry is free!
Enjoy a classic good time at no cost and a chance to win prizes and money!
Celebrating the Irish at the La Forge
La Forge Restaurant located at 186 Bellevue Avenue; enjoy great food including Corned Beef & Irish beverages. The fun filled night will include live music and sing along with artist David O’Manuel. Event starts immediately following the parade until 5:00 pm; Returning at 7:00 pm until 11:00 pm
SUNDAY - 16th
Mass in Honor of St. Patrick
St. Mary's Church, Spring Street & Memorial Boulevard, Newport. 11:00am.
The Mass is in memory of deceased AOH and Lady AOH members and the victims of the great Famine.
The principal celebrant will be Fr. Francis O'Loughlin.
Church built 1848 - 1852 by Irish-American Architect Patrick Keeley and dedicated to Mary, 'Our Lady of the Isle'.
Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center
Learn about Irish immigration to Newport County from the 1600s to the present.
Open Noon - 4:00 p.m.
648 Thames Street, Newport. (401) 848-0661
Members free; others by donation.
MONDAY - 17th St. Patrick's Day
Mass in honor of St. Patrick
St. Augustin's Church, Carroll Avenue, Newport
Celebrant: Father John McNulty
FRIDAY - 21st
Celtic Music in the Mansion with Robbie O'Connell.
Robbie is an Irish folk singer who began his career by performing with his uncles, the Clancy Brothers
Linden Place Museum.
500 Hope Street Bristol.
7:30 pm. [Note: There are no tolls on the Mount Hope Bridge on Friday evenings!]
Tickets: $20/$16 for Linden Place members
Advance reservations recommended.
For more information:www.lindenplace.org
Join us at the Ivy Lodge this March for a celebration of Irish heritage in Newport. From events including Irish step Dancing on Forty Steps, to a traditional meal of corn beef and cabbage dinner, and to the largely anticipated 58th annual St Patrick’s Day parade, all month long will be a tribute to all things Irish here in Newport.
For more scheduled Events for Irish Hertage Month please visit: http://www.aohnewport.org/
Written and Published By: Elyse Assistant Innkeeper Ivy Lodge