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Taste of Rhode Island Returns

By June 3, 2023Rhode Island, Top News

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 May 3. The event, produced by Pat Paolino Cruz, Pat Cruz Events, and Lupe Aguilar, Rhody Foody, showcased more than 50 of the state’s best restaurants, bakeries and caterers alongside local and regional wineries, distilleries and breweries. Guests were treated to live music by Dr. Slick; visuals by Ten31 Productions’ living tree statues; cooking demonstrations by Celebrity Chef Frank Terranova; red carpet and photo booth opportunities provided by event sponsor BLK MKT Studios; and a chance to vote for their favorite tastes along with celebrity guest judges Kristen Adamo, Barbara Morse, Mario Hilario, David Dadekian, Lindsay Ladeluca and Terranova. VIP ticket holders received early admission, swag bags with treats and access to the separate VIP lounge area. Taste of Rhode Island corporate sponsors included Restaurent, Dunkin’, and Johnson Brothers and business sponsorships provided by RI Home Improvement and Jexsy Balloons. The event supports Rhode Island-based nonprofit MAE Organization for the Homeless.


Photos by Laura Widness.



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