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POST-GAZETTE, SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 ' " ' " Page 9 The -00ociallg Set by J-tilda M. Morrill Noted chef, television personality and restaurateur, Lidia Bastianich, will make a special guest appearance at the 6 th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival on Sunday, September 25. (Photo The 6 th annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Fes- tival is shaping up to be one of the most exclusive wine and food festivals on the East Coast, featuring a special guest appearance by chef, tel- evision personality and res- taurateur, Lidia Bastianich, on Sunday, September 25. Following her unique Jazz Brunch at the Hotel Viking, Bastianich will appear for a book signing at Sunday's Grand Tasting at Marble House. "I am very proud to have been asked to be a guest at this great event," said Chef Bastianich. "In Italy, we know the meaning of heri- tage and preserving history. Newport is such a beautiful place, so to have good food and wine is a great way to expose to the world the beauty of this wonderful destin- ation's architecture, history and local food, and expose the area to wines from all over the world." The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival has quickly become one of the most anticipated food and courtesy of Valerle Umana) wine events in the country. In addition to Lidia Bastian- ich, there will be appear- ances and seminars led by industry experts including Ray Isle, Executive Wine Edi- tor of FOOD & WINE, Mark Oldman of the PBS television series The Winemakers and author of Oldman's Brave New World of Wine and noted wine connoisseur Alain Jun- guenet of Wines of France, Inc. The weekend's festivities will begin on Friday, Septem- ber 23, with the Wine & Rosecliff Gala, where guests will enjoy special vintages uncorked exclusively for the evening, with delicious food pairings. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, September 24-25, an all-inclusive Grand Tast- ing at Marble House will entertain with more than 100 wineries and restau- rants from noon to 4:00 pro. Admission includes sam- plings of wines from around the world, small plate tast- ings of exciting dishes from regional restaurants and caterers, cooking demon- Real Estate Matt Gallo Appraisals Sales & Rentals 376 North Street Boston, MA 02113 (617) 523-2100 Fax (617) 523-3530 strations by guest chefs, a souvenir glass, tote bag and free parking and shuttle transportation to and from Marble House. Among the world-class wines, the Newport Man- sions Wine & Food Festival also features a great line- up of chefs offering free cooking demonstrations in the Celebrity Chef Cooking Pavilion during the Grand Tasting. Saturday's schedule in- cludes Kyle Ketchum from Windward Restaurant at the Hyatt, Newport; Eric Haugen from Ocean House, Watch Hill, RI; Karsten Hart from Castle Hill Inn & Resort, Newport and Rose- ann Tully from Roseann 7hlly' s Intermezzo. The action continues on Sunday with Kevin Gaud- reau from The Pier Restau- rant, Newport; Dan Enos from The Oceanaire Seafood Room, Boston; Nell Manacle from Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen, Newport and Dave Johnson from Local 121, Providence. In addition, the Grand Tasting will feature the Infiniti Inspiration Lounge where guests will experi- ence the latest Infiniti mod- els, taste sparkling wine courtesy of Banff Vintners and enjoy foods from the area's top restaurants paired with the finest vin- tages. On Saturday, guests will sample the latest creations by Chef Neil Manacle of Fluke Wine, Bar & Kitchen, with wines pro- vided by Robert Oatley Vine- yards, and on Sunday, guests will enjoy taste sensations from Chef Jake Rojas of Tallulah on Thames with wines provided by World Wide Wine Importing. Guests will also be able to wind down their day at the Festival with a fine assortment of coffees courtesy of Barista Prima. Meanwhile, special wine seminars will satisfy the palates of both the tasting novice and the more sea- soned oenophile with dis- cussions on the finer points of wine tasting, pairing and buying. The Hotel Viking will play host to this series of hour-long seminars, to be held Friday and Saturday, September 23 and 24. For tickets or more infor- mation, call 401-847-1000 or log on to www.Newport Mansions wineandFood, org. All proceeds from the New- port Mansions Wine & Food Festival benefit The Preser- I DIAMONDS 1 ROLEX ESTATE JEWELRY Bought & Sold Jewelers Exch. Bldg. Jim (617) 263-7766 Enjoying the festive Nichols House Museum Annual Gala held at the Boston Athenaeum are, left to right: Carolyn Morey, event co-chair Wilkie Cook, Maud Cabot and Janet Parnes. vation Society of Newport County, a non-profit organi- zation accredited by the American Association of Museums and dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area's historic architec- ture, landscapes and dec- orative arts. Its 11 historic properties (seven of them National Historic Land- marks), span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development. The Newport Mansions Wine and Food Festival is sponsored by FOOD & WINE, as well as the Italian Trade Commission, National Trust Insurance Services LLC, Infiniti, Dave's Marketplace, Roseanne Tully's Intermezzo, Clarke Luxury Showrooms, Alaska Seafood, Stella Artois, Alex and Ani, Dasani, (Photo by Roger Farrington) Travelocity, Barista Prima, DelGrosso Foods, Audio Con- cepts, Yankee Publishing, Inc., Hyatt Regency Newport and Hotel Viking Newport. ....... The Nichols House Museum offers visitors a unique glimpse of late 19 th and early 20 th century domestic life on Boston's Beacon Hill. Rose Standish Nichols, the house's last resident, left her family home as a museum for everyone to enjoy. The museum is celebrat- ing its Fiftieth Anniversary during 2011. Special events have been planned for the year. including a variety of lectures on decorative arts, American garden history and international politics, all favorite subjects of Rose Nichols. 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