The dining series Dinner by Dames returned for its sixth installment as part of the annual Eat Drink RI Festival on April 27-29. The female-driven dinner and drinks pairing brought together seven Rhode Island chefs, Melissa Denmark of Gracie’s and Ellie’s Bakery, Jordan Goldsmith of Moonrose Farm, Maria Meza of El Rancho Grande, Ashley Vanasse of Easy Entertaining, Inc., Jessica Wood of Fire and Water Restaurant Group, Rebecca Lentrichia of Renaissance Providence Downtown Hotel and Sarah Williams of Seven Stars Bakery. Local bartenders Jen Davis of The Eddy, Katie Masterson of The Boombox and Nick’s on Broadway, Elizabeth Sawtelle of Nick’s on Broadway and Kayleigh Speck of Durk’s Bar•B•Q and The Grange, created cocktail pairings for each course, with spirits provided by Origin Beverage Co., a division of Horizon Beverage. Skyline at Waterplace in downtown Providence set the stage and non-profit organization, AIDS Care Ocean State, received a donation from the proceeds.
Photos by Laura Widness, Ruby Shoes Photography.