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Discover Where To Experience A Beer, Scotch or Wine Dinner in Newport

Whether your drink of choice is beer, scotch or wine, Newport has an abundance of dinners to keep you entertained over the next few weeks.

Four Newport restaurants are offering some unique multi-course dining experiences over the next few weeks.

January 20th, 2016 – Revival Beer Dinner

Caleb & Broad will host a four course dinner that will feature the fine brews of Rhode Island’s Revival Brewing Co. Tickets for the dinner are $40 per person and are available at Caleb & Broad. Reservations must be made before the event.

January 23, February 6th/20th and Beyond – ‘Viking Wine Festival’ 

One Bellevue, the award-winning restaurant at Hotel Viking in Newport, has announced the Viking Wine Festival, a sequence of exceptional winemaker-hosted dinners featuring some of the top personalities from the world of wine.

The Viking Wine Festival is modeled after the internationally acclaimed Boston Wine Festival, created by Chef Daniel Bruce. Each winter Chef Bruce brings some of the world’s most renowned winemakers to the Boston Harbor Hotel, Boston’sonly waterfront Forbes Five-Star hotel, for a series of intimate winemaker-hosted dinners, seminars and receptions. The Boston Wine Festival, now in its 27thseason, has become the nation’s longest running food and wine festival.

Held twice a month from January to March, the Viking Wine Festival will launch on January 23 and end on March 19, 2016.  Structured to include many of the winemakers attending the Boston Wine Festival, the creation of the Viking Wine Festival now offers a unique and exciting wine and food series in Rhode Island.

Featured winemakers will pair their wines with a four-course prix-fixe menu designed by Chef Barry Correia of One Bellevue. Keeping true to the Festival’s long-time approach of tasting the wines first, then developing the menu based on the flavor profiles, Chef Correia will work with each winemaker to craft a menu that showcases Rhode Island’s harvests and flavors. Each menu will present pairings that best enhance the flavors of both the featured wine and food.

The 2016 Viking Wine Festival includes award-winning wineries and celebrated personalities from the wine world.

The schedule is as follows:

Viking Wine Festival 

All dinners start at 7pm. The Opus One Winery dinner is $175 per person. All other wine dinners are $95 per person. For more information or to make a reservation at one Bellevue, call 401-848-4813 or email

January 29th, 2016 – Scotch Dinner

Join Chef Jacob Ennis at Vanderbilt Grace for a wonderfully crafted menu, paired with Single Malt and Blended Scotches. Learn from the experts as our team guides you through the in’s and out’s of pairing food with scotch. By reservation only, call 401-846-6200.

February 3rd, 2016 – Brooklyn Brewery Beer Dinner

Midtown Oyster Bar will host Brooklyn Brewery’s very first beer dinner in Newport, the night will include a four course dinner and five beers. Reception will begin at 6:30pm and dinner will be served at 7:30pm. Tickets are $50 with taxes and gratuity included. Tickets available at Midtown Oyster Bar.

Keep an eye on the Facebook Event for more info and for the menu when it’s available.

Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.

In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at and 401-662-1653.

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