News Bites: Easy Entertaining for Valentine’s Day, M.S. Walker & Battle Road, Waterman Grille’s Burger and Beer, and The Preserve at Boulder Hills Winter Champagne Brunch

by David Dadekian

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Easy Entertaining Inc to Host Third Annual Valentine’s Day Dinner!

If you’re looking for something different this Valentine’s Day look no further than the Cafe at Easy Entertaining. This farm-to-fork Cafe and Catering collaborative is producing it’s third annual Valentine’s Day Tasting Dinner to provide a romantic and appetizing date spot for couples celebrating the holiday.

Easy Entertaining has been hosting successful tasting dinners with varying themes each month at their Cafe for the last two years, and this Valentine’s Day marks the second anniversary of these dinners.

“We’re so excited that our dinners have been so well received and we’re even more excited to be sharing our third Valentine’s Day Dinner with everyone. We’ve worked to create a menu that’s unique to provide an unforgettable Valentines Day experience.” stated Kaitlyn Roberts, Proprietor and Executive Chef of Easy Entertaining.

The menu for this tasting dinner has starters such as an Anti Pasti for Two with locally cured Daniele meats, house pickled vegetables, and Narragansett Creamery Cheeses or Grass Fed Beef Tartare with Easy Entertaining’s house made mustard aioli and grilled breads. Couples can also enjoy a Yogurt Marinated & Grilled Flank Steak, Pinot Noir Mustard Glazed Baffoni Farm’s Chicken, Mushroom Risotto, and more for their entree. Guests are invited to finish the night with a sweet bite of Chocolate Cake for Two or Citrus Panna Cotta.

The entire Valentine’s Day menu is available on Easy Entertaining’s website at Reservations are required for the Valentine’s Day dinner and two seatings are available, one at 6 p.m. and one at 8:30 p.m. To reserve a table please call (401) 437-6090 or e-mail
For more information on Easy Entertaining please call Nik Delfino at (401) 437-6090 or e-mail him at


Battle Road Brewing CompanyM.S. Walker to Distribute Battle Road Beer

Beloved Brand to Be Available in MA & RI as Early as Spring 2015

For the first time since the 1980s, M.S. Walker will distribute beer—in addition to its enviable portfolio of wine and spirits—throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The fifth-generation wholesale distributor based in Somerville, MA, will take on the distribution of Battle Road Brewing Company when the beloved beer brand re-launches as early as Spring 2015 with a new design, format, and eventual brewery and brewpub slated for later this year.

“After 30 years, we are excited to return to beer distribution with full confidence that M.S. Walker can assist Battle Road in becoming an industry leader,” says Michael Brody, Vice President of Sales for M.S. Walker. “As a family-owned business founded in Massachusetts not far from the Battle Road, we are intrinsically tied to and inspired by Battle Road Brewing Company’s mission and best-in-class products.”

The M.S. Walker distribution deal is the latest development in the re-launch of Battle Road Brewing Company, which is being spearheaded by Whole House Group and Managing Partner Greg Hill, in partnership with Battle Road Brewing Company founders Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton. Whole House Group will lead the charge through 2015 to further establish Battle Road as a nationally-recognized beer with strong ties to its Massachusetts birthplace. When Battle Road re-launches in Spring 2015, a number of improvements will be made, including:

Look                                         Battle Road will unveil a new logo (see above right corner), branding, product design, and website.

Format                                    Instead of 22-oz bottles, Battle Road will now be available in 12-oz cans.

Distribution                         In a distribution partnership with respected wine and spirits distributor M.S. Walker, Battle Road will be available at hundreds of retail shops and bars and restaurants throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

Brewing/Brewery             Jeremy Cross and Scott Houghton will continue to contract brew until their vision to establish a dedicated brewery and brewpub in the Battle Road area comes alive in 2015.


Waterman Grille Announces Beer & Burger Pairing On Thursdays

Providence’s Waterman Grille Offers Two Favorites Paired Together- Burgers and Beer

WHO: Providence’s Waterman Grille Executive Chef Tim McGrath has launched an ever-changing new Burger & Beer Pairing every Thursday.

WHAT: Providence’s Waterman Grille, one of the Newport Restaurant Group’s fine dining establishments, has debuted a $10 special offering a beer and burger pairing every Thursday this season. Waterman Grille Executive Chef Tim McGrath’s current pairing was inspired by the flavors of New England. Maine family farms burger, beet mostarda, kale and red cabbage slaw, great hill blue cheese, whole grain mustard and poppy seed butter brushed brioche roll. Delicious pairings will change every three weeks highlighting the creativity of the Waterman Grille culinary team and Foolproof’s array of Foolproof’s craft brews.

WHEN: Thursdays from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. at the bar and lounge only

WHERE: Waterman Grille
4 Richmond Square
Providence, RI 02906

MORE: Waterman Grille’s Thursday $10 Burger & Beer Pairing is available only in the lounge and bar.


The Preserve at Boulder Hills Winter Champagne Brunch

Starting January 11th every Sunday, from 10am to 2pm The Preserve at Boulder Hills will be serving Brunch. For $14.99 per person, enjoy a wide variety of breakfast and lunch items expertly prepared by our executive chef. Each week will feature a chef’s choice carving station, pasta station, chicken, and salad. Weekly staples will include fresh local scrambled eggs, Texas French toast sticks or pancakes, maple breakfast sausage, Applewood smoked bacon, roasted potatoes, seasonal fruit salad, an assortment of baked goods, and a dessert station full of sweet treats! For more information please contact Kim at 401.539.4653 or email us at

The Preserve at Boulder Hills, 87 Kingstown Rd., Richmond, RI 02898

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