Castle Hill Inn will be hosting a special Winter Guest Chef Dinner on Friday, December 17th.

Note – Castle Hill Inn has decided to postpone this guest chef dinner till February. More details to come.

The evening will feature a collaboration between Chef Louis Rossi of Castle Hill Inn and Chef Jacob Jasinski of The Chanler at Cliff Walk as a special way to celebrate the holidays in Newport.

The menu will feature both black and white truffles, wagyu beef, and venison – all paired with distinct and noteworthy Italian wines. 

The menu price is $300 per person, inclusive of all food, wine pairings, tax, and service fee. Dinner will start at 6:30 pm that evening.

Reservations can be made online for groups of two and four, where guests will be seated at their own table for the five-course meal. Reservations and payment must be made in advance, with a three-day cancellation policy, as this is a very limited availability event.

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.