News Bites: The Sunnyside Daytime Dining in Yankee magazine, Mill’s Tavern Turns Ten and Save Chocolateville at AAA

by David Dadekian
The Sunnyside Daytime Dining

The Sunnyside Daytime Dining

The Sunnyside Daytime Dining

The March/April 2012 issue of Yankee magazine features “New England’s Best Breakfasts” with one restaurant from each of the six New England states being chosen for the story. Yankee‘s favorite in Rhode Island is The Sunnyside Daytime Dining in Warren. Jocelyn Ruggiero wrote about her experience at Chef Joe Simone’s beautiful breakfast-and-lunch gem calling it “more elegant than most” and describing Simone as “behind the counter, smiling and chatting with customers as he works.” The article features Simone’s recipe for his Dutch Baby with Ham & Cheese. Find it in stores now or read the digital version online. Congratulations to Chef Simone and his staff on being selected. The Sunnyside Daytime Dining is at 267 Water St. in Warren. Their hours are listed on their site.

Mill’s Tavern

Mill’s Tavern released the following news about their tenth anniversary this year:

Celebrating a decade of acclaimed fine dining, Mill’s Tavern is honoring its 10-year milestone with a Spring Anniversary menu featuring signature and favorite dishes from over years. “We are excited to re-introduce these Mill’s Tavern classics which represent our time-honored tradition in culinary excellence,” said Executive Chef Edward Bolus. “The selected dishes focus on the culinary details and fundamental techniques emphasizing flavor, balance and our dedication to using local ingredients.”

Spring Anniversary Menu highlights include: Beef Tartare over Bulgar Wheat Salad and cornichon emulsion with a sunny-side up quail egg, “Mill’s Sandwich” Seared Hudson Valley Foie Gras with black currant buttermilk biscuit and tea braised figs, Open-Faced Braised Rabbit Ravioli with organic wild mushroom truffle cream sauce, Grilled Black Angus Short Ribs in a ruby port with Roquefort Yorkshire pudding and watercress greens. Visit their website to view the full Spring Anniversary menu, available now through June 19th. For reservations or more information, please call 401-272-3331, or visit

Eat Drink RI was invited to a Spring Anniversary tasting and recommends the Tartare dish, as well as a Kataifi Wrapped Roulade of Sole with crab, rock shrimp, marscapone, and lemon beurre blanc. Both dishes draw on Chef Bolus’s use of Middle Eastern flavors. Also, don’t miss dessert. The Pastry Chef made an excellent Lavendar-Vanilla Panna Cotta with stewed bluberries, honey sponge cake and crisp meringue.

Save Chocolateville

An update on Mike Ritz’s Cental Falls fundraising gourmet chocolate bar which was first covered on Eat Drink RI. The bar is now available for sale at these AAA locations:

The bars are still for sale at Whole Foods Market University Heights through Easter. If you’re not near any of these places to purchase the chocolate in person, you can also buy the Save Chocolateville bars online directly from chocolatier Andrew Shotts’s Garrison Confections in packs of six.

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