Newport Gourmet Tours

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Experienced chef ushers groups through kitchen tours, chef meetings & food samplings at six riverfront restaurants

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Promotional value expires Sep 18, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to weather. Valid only for Providence Riverwalk Tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Lingering too long at a single restaurant results in legs falling asleep, food going cold, and the maitre d' building a nest from patrons' belongings. Dodge stagnant dining with today’s Groupon to Newport Gourmet Tours. Choose between the following options:

  • For $25, you get one ticket to the Providence Riverwalk Tour (a $50 value).
  • For $48, you get two tickets to the Providence Riverwalk Tour (a $100 value).

Newport Gourmet Tours gathers food enthusiasts for full-access tours of lauded New England kitchens. On each two-hour Riverwalk tour, the seasoned Chef Michael leads groups through educational stops at a half-dozen culinary destinations along the city's river front, beginning with pageants showcasing the birth of the burger in front of Harry's Bar & Burger, a gourmet beef and brew establishment. Study atmospheric changes in shrimp scampi cumulus clouds at a celebrated seafood restaurant, and pause at an eatery once lauded by Julia Child. Guests also explore the former Federal Reserve building-turned-restaurant, with small plates and cocktails served atop napkins made from thinly sliced gold bricks.

In addition to behind-the-scenes kitchen tours, participants meet with each restaurant's chefs, who expound on their art and industry. Chef Michael narrates each stop's unique history before group members shepherd selected samples of the restaurant's fare into their mouth pastures. Fare and drinks are not included in this tour unless offered by restaurant staff, but participants may purchase them at an additional cost. Riverwalk tours move at a leisurely pace over two miles, and guests should come equipped with comfortable walking shoes and regulation-sized tic-tacs.

Newport Gourmet Tours

Ann and Michael Martini have long shared a love and familiarity with Rhode Island's culinary landscape. Ann left her post at Rhode Island Monthly to work with chefs, restaurants, and food events, and Michael, a professional chef, has let his knives fly at upscale Rhode Island eateries for more than 25 years. Together, they bring outsiders into New England's culinary gems to sample signature dishes, tour kitchens, meet chefs, and get lucky guests’ tongues autographed. Ann coordinates each tour, then sends Michael off with up to a dozen people to receive insider access to restaurants, gourmet shops, and other palate-pleasing stops. For two hours, groups cover about 2 miles of ground at a leisurely pace. There are treats to sample at each stop—although, according to the Sun Chronicle, "What's almost as good as the food is the fact that the chefs welcome tour guests into their kitchens, which in many cases have sous chefs and other personnel beginning to prepare for dinner service."

Customer Reviews

Don't go hungry, but we visited some great places and loved the experience. Would highly recommend the tour.
Jack L. · October 3, 2013
Wonderful trip, would love to go again!
Jaime M. · August 5, 2013
Informative and tasty tour of Newport. My daughter lives there and we learned more in 2 hours than we knew living there for 4 years
Lynn O. · July 6, 2013
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    Providence

    121 N Main St.

    Providence, RI 02903

    +14017874058

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