On the weekend of September 21-23, the Newport Mansions are hosting the 7th Annual Wine & Food Festival. The festival opens Friday with wine seminars, followed by a dinner. It promises to be an evening of remarkable music, food and special vintage wines.
Saturday features more wine seminars. In addition, celebrity chefs Jacques Pepin and his daughter Claudine will host a Grand Tasting that afternoon, which includes more than 100 samples from vineyards and wineries around the world in addition to a variety of decadent food samplings. Auctions of luxury wines will take place and several wine and food authors will be signing copies of their books. The evening ends with the Collectible Wine Dinner at The Elms, an elegant meal including hand-picked wines.
More wine seminars happen on Sunday, in addition to another Grand Tasting, this time hosted by Emeril Lagasse. World-renowned chefs will offer cooking demonstrations during both Grand Tastings, giving you an opportunity to learn how to create savory dishes at home.