The Making of a Dish; From Creativity to Consistency
Rhode Palate April 10, 2012

  By Kristin Gennuso, Chez Pascal I was sitting at the edge of the beach; my toes were finding a warm haven in the sand, the briny air was playing an aromatic symphony in my nose. Suddenly, the sea rolled up, and with it came the most glorious epiphany! Scallops and rosemary and countless other […]

Schlep of a Salesman
Andrea Sloan December 19, 2011

There’s an Arthur Miller quote that goes “Glamour, that trans-human aura or power to attract imitation, is a kind of vessel into which dreams are poured, and some vessels are simply worthier than others.” To the wine and spirits rep, that vessel is often a 750ml bottle; many have been wooed by the idealized history […]

The Meat of the Matter: Talking Chefs Collaborative
Rhode Palate December 4, 2011

Rhode Palate talked with Rob Booz of Chefs Collaborative & Derek Wagner from nicks on broadway (also co-leader of the Chefs Collaborative RI Network) about the role of farmers, chefs & Chefs Collaborative in the farm-to-fork movement, the challenges they face, and what can be done to make local & sustainable food as affordable and […]

Chez Pascal Brings us the Wurst News Ever
Rhode Palate November 28, 2011

  The ever changing exterior  A Q&A with Kristin Gennuso of Chez Pascal Recently, Rhode Palate chatted with Kristin Gennuso of Chez Pascal about the changes that are happening at the restaurant. We heard through the grapevine that a walk-up sausage/wiener/wurst window will soon (as in this spring) be gracing their elegant façade. This is […]

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Cultivating Thirst with Champagne Fridays at the New Campus Fine Wines
Rhode Palate November 17, 2012

From a recent press release: Campus Fine Wines is under new ownership for 1st time in nearly 40 years. Providence, RI: The new owners of Campus Fine Wines will celebrate the store’s Grand Reopening throughout December, with Champagne tastings every Friday from 4PM-7PM. Regular Saturday tastings from 2PM-6PM will focus on wines & beers for the […]

Wurst News Alert!
Rhode Palate February 10, 2012

  Wiener window (and bar!) construction is humming along at Chez Pascal! Tucked in a cozy space next to the main bar, the wurst-nook is looking pretty snazzy–even in the magenta-haze of our poorly executed photo. There’s a full mini-kitchen being created behind that gorgeous new woodwork; Matt Gennuso tells us it should be all […]

Hydrate or Die: Two Whites to Whet Your Winter Whistle
Melissa Withers January 11, 2012

The hiss of the radiator. The crack of the fire. The clink-clank of the baseboard. Whatever your poison, the price of cozy toes is always the same: dry as bone. Upside? The crisp, cool white wines of winter. I’m not talking run-of-the-mill sauvignon blanc–the kind you chug in summer with reckless abandon. I’m talking about […]

Schlepping for Champagne
Leigh December 19, 2011

  by Leigh Ranucci, Wine Traditions, LTD When it comes to schlepping for the holidays, I strap on my party shoes and take the high road. Eat your heart out Arthur Miller, I walk with Champagne! I’m not talking about Dom Perignon to match my Louis Vuittons (LVMH you eat your heart out). This is […]

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Rhode Palate needs some love…
Rhode Palate November 17, 2012

If you’re a food, drink & RI enthusiast looking for an outlet to wax poetic, this site is fully operational, just needs someone with a bit of time on their hands…

Get Your Fresh-Cut, Green & Prickly Symbols of Celebration
Rhode Palate December 9, 2011

This is Rhode Island, home of free-thinking, outspoken misfits, so we really don’t care what you call the tree you stick in your living room in hopes that presents will magically appear beneath it (fingers-crossed for a Lexus in a bow this year!). But if you’re looking for a freshly cut tree at a reasonable […]

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