Introducing Roots & Vines: Chefs, Chappellet and The Chanler



What do you get when you combine two award-winning Rhode Island-bred chefs, sublime food with six exquisite Chappellet wine pairings, and the inimitable Chanler setting? September 26th’s inventive “Roots and Vines” event.


Executive Chef at Barrington’s Restaurant and Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Special Guest Chef Bruce Moffett and The Spiced Pear’s own Executive Chef Thomas Duffy have collaborated to prepare an outstanding six course wine dinner inspired by their shared Rhode Island heritage and elevated by selections from Chappellet Winery -- crafted in California’s fabled Pritchard Hill and sought after by the world’s most discerning collectors.


Hailing from Barrington, Rhode Island by way of Atlanta, Boston and Charlotte, 2009 James Beard Nominee Chef Moffett’s innovative cuisine honors the rich culinary heritage of New England with the occasional southward nod, while Chef Duffy is known for his own adventurous approach and commitment to all things local and fresh. Together, they offer an unforgettable fusion of the customary (lobster, natch) and the cutting edge.


Also attending the festivities will be Chappellet Winery’s Cyril and Blakesley Chappellet, as well as Blake Gilbert, Sales Head for the East Region. As Chairman of the Board of Chappellet, Cyril is joined by his wife, Blakesley, in serving as modern-day stewards of their family’s famed Napa Valley institution. “Roots and Vines” guests will not only dine alongside the Chappellets, but will also enjoy a talk from these vineyard visionaries while sipping vintages from Chappellet’s iconic collection, including the evening’s featured wine -- the earthy, lush and divinely delicious Chappellet 2009 Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon.


We invite you to join us on The Terrace at The Chanler Hotel and Spiced Pear Restaurant on the 26th for what’s certain to become a highlight of this year’s Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival. Whether your own Rhode Island roots run deep or you simply yearn for a taste of something truly extraordinary, don’t miss “Roots and Vines".


  • Saturday, September 26, 2015
  • 6:30pm to approximately 10:00pm
  • Location: The al fresco Terrace at The Chanler at Cliff Walk & Spiced Pear Restaurant
  • Seat: $250 per person (excludes tax & gratuity)
  • Call for reservations: 401-847-2244
A credit card will be required upon making your reservation. Due to the limited availability for this event, cancellations require a full payment of the ticket price.