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11th Annual Kinsale, Ireland Festival of Fine Food, Newport RI

Posted by Darlene McKenzie

Kicking off Irish heritage month in Newport, RI and a preamble to our 56th annual Newport St. Patrick's day parade is an international exchange of culinary expertise. Chef's from Newport RI & Kinsale Ireland show off their cooking talents at local Newport restaurants. You can be sure this same week, the Ivy Lodge bed and breakfast will carry this culinary theme into our gourmet breakfast each morning.

Bangers and Hash

Celebrate the culinary expertise of Newport’s sister city Kinsale, Ireland known as the “Gourmet Capital of Ireland”, and Newport chefs as they create “Irish “ inspired menus at local restaurants. Experience Newport‘s rich Irish heritage, the port town of Kinsale and the great commonalities shared by both destinations. 

Starting March 8- 11 Kinsale Festival of Fine Food: The chefs have prepared specialized Irish inspired menus. The following restaurants will be participating, we do advise making reservations. 

Fathoms at the Newport Marriott Hotel

401-849-7788 • www.NewportMarriott.com

Chef: Eric Steinhauer 

La Forge Casino

401-847-0418 • www.LaForgeNewport.com

Chef: Nick Violette 

One Bellevue at the Hotel Viking

401-848-4824 • www.HotelViking.com

Chef: Kevin Thiele 

Windward at the Hyatt Regency Newport

401-851-3325 • www.Newport.Hyatt.com

Chef: Kyle Ketchum 

Saturday, March 10

2-3:30pm: First International Cook-Off, Newport Marriott, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport. The

Cook-off will test the culinary expertise between Chef David Rutkowski of the Newport Hyatt Regency

Hotel and Christine O’Sullivan, the Iron Chef- Ireland contender from Kinsale. Each team will receive

4 food items that they must use in four separate dishes. Our elite panel of judges will taste the

creations and determine the winner! Sample some of Ireland’s best Kerrygold Dairy cheeses, such as

Cashel Blue Farmhouse Cheese and the Dubliner, and savor a wee bit of Irish Whiskey at our Jameson

Irish Whiskey tasting table. GoNewport.com

Sunday, March 11

9am-Noon:Traditional Irish Country Breakfast, at La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue

Avenue, Newport. Reservations Suggested 401-847-0418


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