Grand Tastings

The 10th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

September 25-27, 2015

Rosecliff, The Elms & Marble House


Presented by:   


The Right Season, The Right Place, The Right Wines

Grand Tastings    

Saturday, September 26        
Sunday, September 27
12:00 pm -  4:00 pm

Marble House


What better place to be than outdoors on the grounds of Marble House to taste some of the finest wines from around the globe?  Learn and enjoy as you taste your way around the world of fine wines.  


Your Grand Tasting admission includes:

  • Hundreds of wines from around the world 

  • Food samplings from a variety of caterers and restaurants 

  • A silent auction of luxury goods and wines 

  • Cooking pavilion with free demonstrations by our celebrity chefs

  • Book signings by chefs and other experts

  • A souvenir glass & color show program with map of exhibitors and demonstration schedules

  • Free parking at Easton's Beach on Memorial Boulevard, with free shuttle transportation to and from Marble House

Grand Tasting Highlights

Culinary Demonstrations 

You have free access to a stellar line-up of chefs who will take to the stage to share recipes and entertain you as they cook some of their favorite dishes.  Come and watch the masters at work and pick up a few tips.    

Saturday's cooking demonstrations will be emceed by cookbook author and food expert Claudine Pépin.  On Sunday, WPRI-TV consumer reporter Susan Hogan will emcee.

Culinary Demonstration Schedule

Saturday, September 26

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Allison & Matt Robicelli of Robicelli's

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Alaska Seafood presents Ben Pollinger of Oceana

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Guittard Chocolate Company presents Jacques Torres & Amy Guittard

3:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
"JJ" Johnson of The Cecil

Sunday, September 27

12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Matthew MacCartney of Jamestown Fish

1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Jacques Pépin & Claudine Pépin

2:30 - 3:00 p.m.
Maple Leaf Farms Duck presents Frank Terranova of NBC10 "Cooking with Class"

3:30 - 4:00 p.m.
Matthew Petersen of Newport Harbor Corp

  Book Signings

The Newport Mansions Store will host book signings by our celebrity chefs and other guest authors during the Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday.  Autographed books make great gifts, whether for you, a friend, or family member!

Check the schedule below and stop by to pick up a cookbook from one of our celebrity chefs and other guests.

Book Signing Schedule

Saturday, September 26

12:30 p.m.   
Sylvia Panciera
The Cabot Creamery Cookbook

1:00 p.m.
Allison & Matt Robicelli
Robicelli's, A Love Story

1:30 p.m.
Ben Conniff
Real Maine Food

2:15 p.m.
Ben Pollinger
School of Fish

3:15 p.m.
Amy Guittard
Guittard Chocolate Cookbook

3:15 p.m.
Erin Patkin & Agatha Kulaga
Ovenly: Sweet & Salty Recipes from New York's Most Creative Bakery

Sunday, September 27

12:30 p.m.
Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart’s Appetizers: 200 Recipes for Dips, Spreads, Snacks, Small Plates, and Other Delicious Hors d’Oeuvres, Plus 30 Cocktails

1:30 p.m.
Adam Centamore
Tasting Wine & Cheese

2:15 p.m.
Jacques Pépin
Heart & Soul in the Kitchen

Claudine Pépin
Kids Cook French

3:15 p.m.
Michael Harney
The Harney & Sons Guide to Tea

Guest Sommeliers

These esteemed wine professionals bring their knowledge and service expertise from some of New England's finest restaurants.  You'll find them leading wine service at our events throughout the weekend. We invite you to take advantage of their knowledge. Go ahead, stop and ask them a question about your favorite wine, a new vintage you have just tasted, or any other wine-related questions you may have. That's what they're here for.


All attendees must be 21 or over.  No one under the age of 21 will be admitted.