In Rhode Island, a Celebration of Portugal – NYTimes.com
“NEWPORTUGAL” DINNER WEEK:
MARCH 7 – 14
“Newport hotel is trying to change that with a week’s worth of Portuguese food and wine, aimed at promoting the heritage of the state’s large population of Portuguese descendants.
The inaugural New Portugal Food and Wine Week, hosted by the Castle Hill Inn, March 7 to 14, centers around a four-course meal created by George Mendes, the owner of Aldea restaurant in New York, and Karsten Hart, Castle Hill’s executive chef.
Mr. Mendes, whose cooking is inspired by his family’s Portuguese heritage and the culinary traditions of the Iberian Peninsula, will be on hand to prepare the first meal, on Friday, March 7, to be paired with wines selected by Bartholomew Broadbent, whose Broadbent Selections specializes in importing port, Madeira and other wines from Portugal.” Excerpt Credits: (In Rhode Island, a Celebration of Portugal By RACHEL LEE HARRIS http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/in-rhode-island-a-celebration-of-portugal/?_php=true&_type=blogs&_r=1)
Embrace the bold flavors of Portuguese-inspired cuisine while taking in the last of the crisp winter air at Castle Hill Inn. The seven-day celebration features menu offerings that pay homage to Portuguese cooking and begins with a special collaborative dinner on March 7 with George Mendes, Executive Chef of Aldea in New York City, and our own Chef Karsten Hart. Book a one-night stay during Portuguese Dinner Week [March 7-14th] and enjoy a dinner for two at Castle Hill, along with a gourmet breakfast and afternoon tea and a luxurious amenity kit upon your arrival. The menu offers an array of native dishes inspired by the Portuguese culinary scene, along with wine pairings handpicked by the experts at Broadbent Selections. This Portuguese prix-fixe menu will be available until the following Saturday for your enjoyment in the Dining Room at Castle Hill.
*One-night stay at the Castle Hill Inn (30% offf – call to book your room)
*Daily gourmet breakfast & afternoon tea
*Portuguese-inspired dinner for two at the Castle Hill Dining Room. View the menu here.
*Dinner will include wine pairings handpicked by the experts at Broadbent Selections
Dinner: $90 per person | Lodging Rates start at $590.
Call 888-466-1355 for reservations.
Credits and photo: http://castlehillinn.com/best-lodging-deals-newport-ri/
Chef Mendes photo credit: http://aldearestaurant.com/about/