News Bites: Newport Restaurant Week 2015, Hemenway’s 30th Anniversary, Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli Re-Opens

by David Dadekian

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Celebrate the Arrival of Spring During Newport Restaurant Week

More than 50 restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties will participate in the bi-annual event.

Say goodbye to southern New England’s snowiest five-week stretch on record by welcoming in the flavors of a new season. Newport Restaurant Week kicks off on the first day of spring, March 20, and continues through March 29, marking nine days of extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunch menus for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinner offerings for $35.

“After a long winter, Newport Restaurant Week is the perfect opportunity for folks to come out of hibernation and experience the amazing culinary world we have in our own backyard,” said Joe Simone whose restaurant, Simone’s, opened in Warren this past fall. “We are thrilled to participate and excited to give new friends and old a taste of our Mediterranean style of cooking with a local twist.”

Restaurants throughout Newport and Bristol counties continue to post their finely tuned menus on in anticipation of the event. “It’s been a challenging few months for our restaurant industry, that’s for sure,” said Evan Smith, President and CEO of Discover Newport. “Newport Restaurant Week is the perfect cure for cabin fever and a chance to see what our local talent has been cooking up for the season ahead.”

Visit for additional information including food and wine related events, lodging packages and more. Our social networks will continue an up-to-the-minute conversation about the event and we encourage users to include #NPTRestaurantWeek for Newport Restaurant Week-related posts, images and Tweets to engage with other diners, restaurateurs and chefs.


Hemenway's 30th Anniversary Bottled Moxie Manhattan

Hemenway’s 30th Anniversary Bottled Moxie Manhattan

Hemenway’s Celebrates 30th Anniversary During the Month of April

Providence’s Premier Restaurant Offers Special Moxie Cocktail in Honor of Charles Hemenway

WHO: Hemenway’s Seafood Grill & Oyster Bar, part of the Newport Restaurant Group, is offering a unique and special cocktail for two in honor of their 30th anniversary.

WHAT: From April 16 through the end of the month, Hemenway’s, a Providence classic that boasts time-honored recipes and ocean-fresh seafood, is celebrating its 30th anniversary by offering a special Moxie Manhattan. This 30th Anniversary Bottled Moxie Manhattan is in honor of Charles Hemenway’s previous tenure as President of the Moxie Beverage Company. The refreshing cocktail serves two and is comprised of 3.5 oz Sons of Liberty Whiskey (South Kingstown, RI), 1 oz. Dry Vermouth, and 1.5 oz. Housemade Moxie Vermouth.

Charles Hemenway was a pioneer in entrepreneurial spirit with only a seventh-grade education. Destined for success, he became President of the Moxie Beverage Company, the New Haven Railroad, and the Varsity-Royale Record Company. This adventure-loving fellow with a passion for fishing and a knack for hospitality inspired his grandson, Edward P. Grace III, to found Hemenway’s. Charles’ spirit and enthusiasm still motivates the dedicated team to this day.

WHERE: Hemenway’s
121 South Main Street
Providence, RI 02903

WHEN: 30th Anniversary Bottled Moxie Manhattan is available April 16 – April 30 on premise only. A photo and full recipe can be found here.


Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli Re-Opens as Part of Newport Vineyards Expansion

Now Open in Newly Renovated Space

Newport Vineyards is pleased to announce the addition of Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli to its family, as part of a multi-million dollar expansion to the winery. Remaining under the direction of Janet Fatulli and her team, the bakery and deli is now owned and operated by Newport Vineyards, and has reopened in their new space within the winery’s building. Nearly doubling in size, the new location boasts over 3500-square feet of indoor space, as well as 2000-square feet of outdoor seasonal seating, vaulted ceilings, views of the vineyard and a state of the art kitchen.

“We are very excited to welcome Fatulli’s to the Newport Vineyards family,” stated Newport Vineyards owner John Nunes. “Janet and her team have done a tremendous job developing their brand and creating a culinary destination for the local community and beyond. The team’s expertise will only enhance the wine and food experience of Newport Vineyards.”

Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli has become a stake in the local community, offering homemade soups, specialty salads, sandwiches, pies, pastries, cookies, as well as wedding cakes, prepared items, catering and more. Janet and her team will continue to serve the local community under the Newport Vineyards umbrella. The two businesses have been neighbors for 17 years.

In their 20th anniversary year, Newport Vineyards is completing a 30,000-square foot renovation and expansion. Phase one of the expansion has been completed and includes Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli’s new location, Brix Restaurant, a new fermentation tank room and barrel room, as well as an outdoor patio and seating. Slated for completion by the 2015 summer season, phase two of the renovation includes a new tasting room, three-season porch, second patio, marketplace and event venue.

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