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Newport’s Castle Hill Celebrates “NewPortugal” Wine + Food Week

Thursday, February 20, 2014


Newport's Castle Hill Inn will be celebrating the heritage and flavors of Portuguese Cuisine with its first-ever "NewPortugal" Wine & Food Week. The celebration will commence March 7th and run until the 14th.

The week-long event will begin with "An Evening in NewPortugal," a lavish four-course meal on the 7th, featuring a menu crafted by Castle Hill Executive Chef Karsten Hart in collaboration of Chef Georges Mendes of Aldea, a Michelin-starred restaurant in New York whose menu is inspired by Iberian cuisine and Mendes' own Portuegese heritage. Wine pairings for the evening will be made by noted sommelier Bartholomew Broadbent, of Broadbent Selections.

"An Evening in NewPortugal" will begin at 6:30 in the Castle Hill Inn's Dining Room overlooking the Atlantic and will cost $130 per person plus tax and gratuity. The menu will include a variety of delicious Portuguese dishes including Croquettes de Bacalhau, or salted cod fritters; Shrimp “Alhinho” with smoked baby beets, vanilla, pressed jus; Pork & Clams - littleneck stuffies, ArcherAngus pork tenderloin, smoked seaweed vinho verde broth; Almond Sweet Bread and more. The Portuegese-inspired prix-fixe menu will be available until the following Saturday in the Dining Room at Castle Hill.

The Castle Hill Inn is overing a special travel package to complement the dining experience, which includes the "NewPortugal" dinner experience, a one night stay at the Inn, gourmet breakfast, luxury amenities and afternoon tea, starting at $590. 


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