I can’t begin to describe how thrilled I am that Newport Restaurant Week is back this week (Nov. 2-11). As a restaurant-obsessed college student, I have found that dining out on a budget can be more than challenging, especially in Newport. With $16 prix fixe lunches, and $30 three course dinners, Newport Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to experience local eateries across Aquidneck Island without breaking the bank.
Castle Hill is the first stop on my list for lunch destinations. Located off of Newport’s famous Ocean Drive, I have only dreamt of finally being able to eat inside this elegant inn. Later in the week, I plan on heading over to America’s oldest tavern, The White Horse Tavern. Their flat iron steak with organic mushroom risotto and bread pudding for dessert sounds like the perfect fall lunch.
For dinner, I plan on checking out Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen on Bowen’s Wharf for some great seafood offerings. From crispy oysters to coconut shrimp for starters and fresh Atlantic cod for an entrée, I don’t think I will have any problem getting my seafood fix. Salvation Café on Broadway is another restaurant that I have been dying to eat at. Their roasted cauliflower bisque, teriyaki salmon and pumpkin panna cotta for dessert sounds delicious. Salvation also has a great selection of vegan options that will be greatly appreciated by my vegetarian roommates.
You can start making your own restaurant wish list after checking out the participating restaurants and their menus at (gonewportrestaurantweek.com)! Make your reservations soon, this is not an opportunity that you want to miss, trust me!
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