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Taste of Rhode Island Benefits Nonprofit

By November 30, 2022Rhode Island, Top News

The Taste of Rhode Island, a celebration of Rhode Island’s great food, local spirits and live entertainment, returned to the Crowne Plaza Providence-Warwick on Oct. 20. Hosted by Pat Paolino, Pat Cruz Events, and Lupe Aguilar, Taste of Rhode Island and Rhody Foody, more than 50 of the state’s best restaurants, bakeries and caterers alongside local and regional wineries, distilleries and breweries showcased an array of offerings. Guests were treated to live cooking demonstrations by Celebrity Chef Frank Terranova and a cocktail class by award-winning Bartender Ryan Draine, Beverage Director and Creator for Development, Dig In Dining & Entertainment. A red carpet walkway greeted guests, who enjoyed a VIP area and a silent auction, among highlights, all contributing to the evening’s fundraising efforts. The annual event benefited the MAE Organization for the Homeless, a nonprofit organization based in Cranston, working to facilitate in the healing of mental illness and opioid addictions within the local homeless population.

Photos by Laura Widness.


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