Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Food and Wine Festivals This October

Taste of WGBH Food & Wine Festival - October 5-8, 2017 (Boston, MA)
Enjoy access to delicious food trends, take part in educational seminars taught by chefs, meet cookbook authors and sample the world's top beverages. Features live entertainment.

Martha's Vineyard Food & Wine Festival - October 19-22, 2017 (Martha's Vineyard, MA)
This fall harvest celebration showcases wines from around the world and foods prepared by chefs from Martha’s Vineyard and beyond. Meet local culinary talent, the farmers, fishermen and artisans they work with.

Wellfleet Oyster Festival - October 14-15, 2017 (Wellfleet, MA)
This two-day street party celebrates the town's famous oysters, clams and shellfishing traditions and brings together locals and visitors alike for a weekend full of hometown flavor and fun activities.

Harvest on the Harbor - October 17-22, 2017 (Portland, Maine)
Experience the flavors of Maine - Harvest on the Harbor showcases Maine's top chefs and fishermen, restaurants and marketplace of food artisans, wineries, breweries, distilleries, epicurean purveyors & Maine-made products.

22 Annual Boston Vegetarian Festival - October 21 & 22, 2017 (Boston, MA)
Cooking demonstrations by noted chefs, free food sampling, exhibitions of local and national vegetarian natural foods.

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Photo of the Day: Summer Panzanella Salad With Mozzarella, Country Bread and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Chef-owned Saltbox Farm in Corncord, MA is a 10-acre working farm and home to The Little House, a unique farm-based cooking school. A catering service and the newly opened Saltbox Kitchen Brewery, also located in Concord are part of the establishment.

Meet the talented team, check out upcoming events, and cooking classes at

Summer panzanella salad with mozzarella, country bread and balsamic vinaigrette - Photo courtesy of Saltbox Farm on Instagram.

Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Announces 2017 All-Star Line-Up

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, one of the East Coast’s most sophisticated and anticipated events, returns for its 12th year September 21- 24, 2017 in Newport, Rhode Island.

Signature events include the Burgundy Dinner at The Elms, Wine & Rosecliff Gala at Rosecliff, Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday at Marble House, the Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff, Newport After Dark at Forty 1° North, the Sunday Jazz Brunch on the terrace of Marble House and seminars in The Breakers Stable and Carriage House throughout the weekend. Tickets are now on sale at

The culinary and vintner talent shines radiantly at the elegant Friday night Wine & Rosecliff Gala featuring exquisite wines, award-winning chefs, spirits on the terrace, live music and dancing in the Rosecliff ballroom. Restaurants and chefs for the evening include:

• 22 Bowen's Wine Bar & Grille, Tom Lyon
• Bar Mezzana, Colin Lynch
• Belle Mer, David Blessing
• Castle Hill Inn, Lou Rossi
• Cultivar, Mary Dumont
• Doretta Taverna and Raw Bar, Brendan Pelley
• Forty 1° North, Terence Feury
• Gracie's, Matthew Varga
• Jamestown Fish, Matthew MacCartney
• Kerrygold Cheese
• Parsnip, Jimmy Salamone
• Providence G, Robert Sisca
• Red Lion Inn, Brian Alberg
• Mills Tavern, Rachel Klein
• SRV, Kevin O'Donnell & Michael Lombardi
• The Spiced Pear, Tom Duffy
• Vermont Creamery

Featured wineries at Wine & Rosecliff include:

• Bertani (Veneto)
• Bodega Catena Zapata (Mendoza)
• Castello Banfi (Brunello di Montalcino)
• Ceretto (Piedmont)
• Champagne Gosset (Aÿ)
• Champagne Taittinger (Reims)
• Chappellet (Napa Valley)
• Château de Beaucastel (Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
• Château d'Esclans (Provence)
• Château Fuisse (Burgundy)
• Donelan Family Wines (Sonoma)
• Dr. Loosen (Mosel)
• Graham’s Port (Porto)
• Hewitson (Barossa)
• Kracher (Burgenland)
• Mas de Daumas Gassac (Languedoc)
• Mt Veeder Winery (Napa Valley)
• Rochioli (Russian River Valley)
• The Prisoner (Napa Valley)
• Trefethen Family Vineyards (Napa Valley)
• WillaKenzie (Willamette Valley)

Once again, the Marble House lawn will be the setting for the two-day Grand Tastings, which offer guests an afternoon of entertainment, as well as the opportunity to sample hundreds of wines from around the world and cuisine from local, regional and national restaurants and purveyors. This lively event includes the Meiomi Seaside Bar, non-stop chef demonstrations on the Monogram Culinary Stage, the Rosé Grill Garden featuring Château D’Esclans and the Castle Hill Inn Seaside Café.

The Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff will include a champagne reception, followed by a five-course dinner prepared by award-winning chefs. Each course will be paired with select wines presented by a vintner who will speak about the winery, the specific wine, the vintage, and why it pairs with the dish.

The exclusive Burgundy Dinner at The Elms will feature exquisite Burgundy wines paired with the cuisine of award-winning chef Tony Maws of Craigie on Main in Cambridge, MA.

Throughout the weekend, a series of wine & food seminars will be presented at The Breakers Stable & Carriage House, featuring experts discussing topics ranging from oysters to cheese & wine pairings, champagne & caviar, a bourbon tasting and more.

The Presenting Sponsor of the 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is FOOD & WINE Magazine. The Grand Tasting Presenting Sponsor is ALEX AND ANI. The Culinary Tent Presenting Sponsor is MONOGRAM. Event sponsors include Champagne Taittinger, Forty 1° North, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Dole & Bailey, Alta Vista Estate Vineyards, Sequoia Grove, Coca Cola, Calvisius Caviar and Meiomi Wines.

Proceeds from the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes and decorative arts. Its 11 historic properties—seven of them National Historic Landmarks—span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

For more information on all of the weekend's events and to purchase tickets for the 2017 Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, visit

Dine with us in Provincetown (Provincetown Tourism)

Video courtesy of Provincetown Tourism on YouTube

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Daily Bites: Wednesday Edition

 Photo courtesy of Urban Hearth

Urban Hearth in Cambridge, MA is holding their annual CRAB FEAST on Sunday, July 16. Event starts at 2:00PM; $30/dozen crabs with all the classic crab feast sides. Idle Hands Brewery will be on tap literally and figuratively for the festivities. For more information, visit

Monday, July 3, 2017

Today's Travel Finds: Cheese and Wine of the French Countryside, 10 Best Lobster Rolls in Connecticut, Flavors of Martha's Vineyard, & More

Explore the flavors of Martha's Vineyard - Farm. Field. Sea is offering small group experiential tours this summer. Go behind-the-scenes of the local food of Martha's Vineyard. For more information, visit

The 10 Best Lobster Rolls in Connecticut [Connecticut Magazine]

Summer in Loire- Cheese and Wine of the French Countryside (July 13, 2017, 6:30PM)
This cooking class is offered by Formaggio Kitchen of Cambridge, MA

Taste of Napa - A lodging and dining package in Connecticut (Winvian Farm)
Includes a one night stay in the cottage of your choice, three cource Prix-Fixe dinner, wine and cheese tasting for two and more.

Chatham Bars Inn, is partnering with acclaimed Boston-based Chef Jody Adams to offer an exciting seasonal culinary experience at STARS restaurant. The James Beard Award-winning chef behind legendary restaurants Rialto, TRADE, Porto and Saloniki will preside over the summer pop-up’s menu and atmosphere, bringing a relaxed yet refined take on classic Cape Cod summer fare. For more information and to make a reservation, visit

Savory Maine Dining and Provisions will exhibit the paintings of Brunswick artist Barbara Bean from July 5 through Aug. 15. [via Coastal Journal

Newport Mansions Food & Wine Festival (September 21-24, 2017)


Friday, April 14, 2017

Lobster Recipes on Pinterest

Find over 200 lobster recipes on our Lobster Board on Pinterest
Courtesy of The Boston Press Suite|Travel & Lifestyle Media


SHOP Rhode Island Lobster Fishing Premium T-Shirt, Vintage Lobster Buoys Shack Maine Art Print

Travel Video of the Day: American Cruise Lines - New England Islands Cruises

Monday, September 12, 2016

Vermont Fall Foliage Packages

A trip to New England in the fall is a favorite among travelers. Every where you turn, there is the splendor of a season marked by vibrant shades of reds, browns and golden beauty. If Vermont is your planned destination, check out these fall foliage packages via the Vermont's Northeast Kingdom's website. Check back soon for more exciting fall adventures in the six New England states.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Count Down to Dine Out Boston | August 14-19 & 21-26

Dine Out Boston is right around the corner.

"After two successful weeks of fine dining in March, the 15th edition of the dining series formerly known as Restaurant Week returns from Sunday, August 14 to Friday, August 19 and Sunday, August 21 to Friday, August 26. More than 150 restaurants from the Greater Boston area will take part, offering diners special menus at discount prices." Read the full article at BostonDotCom:

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Foraging and Wild Edibles Class at The Inn at Weathersfield & More.

The Inn at Weathersfield in Vermont has a lineup of exciting food adventures. The Foraging and Wild Edibles Class takes place on Saturday, May 21, 2016 with Boston-based cookbook author Didi Dmmons and Forager David Craft. Lunch and recipes included.

  • Sunday, May 15 :: Breakdown & Debone Sunday Supper $65
  • Saturday July 3 :: Fresh Herbs Class Sunday Supper $55 pp
  • New Indian Bread "Chaparty" Baking Class with Lini Mazumdar $55 pp
  • Saturday August 13 :: Annual Pit Roasting Class and Private Dinner
  • Saturday August 20 :: Annual Farm Dinner
  • Saturday September 10 :: Pickle, Can & Preserve w/ IVV Chef Michael

For details on all of the above, visit


Thursday, April 28, 2016

We'd love to hear from you! Submit your recipes

Share your passion for cooking! Submit your recipes via email. Send to newenglandfoodadventures (at) gmail (dot) com

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Daily Bites: A Roundup of Edible Links of a Culinary Nature

Daily Bites: A Roundup of Edible Links

Rhode Island's Best Italian Food in Federal Hill []

10 Must Try Foods in Rhode Island [We3Travel]

Eating Out in Manchester, New Hampshire: The 10 Best Local Restaurants [The Culture Trip]

10 Restaurants With Incredible Rooftop Dining In Connecticut [Only In Your State]

Vermont dining above the falls at The Mill at Simon Pearce  [View Menus]

17 Maine Restaurants With Stunning Views [Maine Eater]

Tips for eating, seeing and staying in Maine's gorgeous Acadia National Park [Sugar & Soul]

Count Down to Cape Cod Restaurant Week, May 9-15. [Visit Website]

Boston's 10 Best Italian Restaurants: Pizza, Pasta & More [The Culture Trip]

Seafood Sundaes made with Scallops, Shrimp and Crabmeat [New Hampshire Home Magazine]

Recipes made with Vermont's Crowley Cheese [Crowley Cheese]

Plan Your Maine Spring & Summer Vacation

Travel Ideas and Resources to Help You Plan Your Maine Spring and Summer Vacation.

Maine 2015-2016 Guide to Inns and Bed & Breakfasts - View on the web or request a copy by mail. Visit Maine Tourism Association

Heading to Portland, Maine? Check out the hot deals on

Make stuffed lobster at home. View recipe on Down East Maine Magazine.

Lighthouses are ubiquitous to the coastal Maine landscape. Plan a tour on your next Maine adventure. Navigate (pun intended) to and type lighthouses in the search box for a variety of tours featuring lighthouses.

Exciting events are happening at Maine Coastal Gardens -- Plein Air Painting Days, Tea & Tulips, Rare Plants of New England, Garden Dinner Series and much more. Visit

Maine newspapers: Bangor Daily NewsEllsworth AmericanHerald GazetteMount Desert Islander
Portland Press Herald 

Food and dining adventures await at the Hartstone Inn with Chef Michael Salmon. How about a lobster cooking class?

For family fun at the beach, there is the April Spring Break package at The Meadowmere Resort in Ogunquit, Maine.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Today's Travel Finds: Private Lobster Bakes, Oyster Farming, Italian Wine Dinner Weekend, Visiting Chef Dinner

Cruise picturesque Casco Bay and enjoy a private lobster bake with Portland Discovery Sea & Land Tours. Suitable for both small and large groups. Visit website for more details.

It's not all about lobsters: Maine's flourishing oyster farms [Read article at Visit Maine]

Italian Wine Dinner Weekend at The Inn at Weston:  4-course dinner paired with their favorite wines and a special getaway package.

Upcoming Relais & Châteaux Visiting Chef Dinner Series at The Inn at Hastings Park in Lexington, MA, 

Friday, February 12, 2016

Today's Travel Finds: Delicious Roundup & a Historical Brief

Delicious Roundup & a Historical Brief

Pasture to Palate: A Farmstead Cheesemaking Journey at Shelburne Farms in Shelburne,Vermont; May 24-26, 2016. is looking for the best vegetarian restaurant in New Hampshire for their weekly segment called WMUR Viewers' Choice.

Countdown to Dine Out Boston - Restaurant Week Boston (March 6-11 & March 13-18)

Lots of New England goodness being served up on Twitter. Here are a few of our picks: 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Today's Travel Finds: Super Bowl 50, Seafood Cookery Class, Cruising New England & Canada, a Cabin in the Vermont Woods

Salt Water Farm in Rockport, Maine is offering a Seafood Cookery Class on June 9, 2016, from 11:00am to 3:00pm. There will be a discussion about the fishing industry along the coast of Maine, native fish varieties, how to select and correct fish handling, shucking methods and more. This is just one of many cooking classes and workshops offered. View full selection here.

On CTBites: Game day specials are "touching down" at 16 Connecticut Restaurants for Super Bowl 50!

Book your New England & Canada cruise by February 29, 2016 for special limited-time fares at Crystal Cruises.

After your ski adventure, a warm fireplace, homemade soups and sandwiches await at the Slayton Pasture Cabin at Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Today's Travel Finds: Fireside Candlelit Breakfast, Moonlight Snowshoe, Romance, Let It Snow! Family Package, Boston's New Restaurants

The Winter Escape & Return Package at The Inn at Harbor Hill Marina in Connecticut is valid through February 29, 2016 and includes:  
  • A fireside candlelit breakfast buffet each morning overlooking the Niantic River
  • 2 tickets to your choice of Mystic Seaport or Mystic Aquarium
  • A $50 gift certificate to a local favorite restaurant & more.

New Hampshire: Experience the Snowvillage Inn;s Special Moonlight Snowshoe (Various dates). Includes:
  • 2 day snowshoe rental with poles
  • Guided Special Moonlight Snowshoe for two
  • 3 course candlelit dinner for two (Beverages, tax and gratuity not included.) & more.

Love is in the air at Rabbit Hill Inn, a Vermont B&B. Add a special touch to your romantic vacation. 

The Let It Snow! Family Package at the Langham hotel in Boston includes luxury accommodations, snowman-making kit, and hot chocolate bar.

Boston's Most Anticipated Restaurants of 2016 via Zagat