Spring is here. I know this because I have a calendar and consider myself a somewhat functioning adult. However, from the view off my back porch, it is very much winter. Snow still lies in shaded areas and piles up on the sides of streets and sidewalks. Visions of violets, daffodils, and green grass are […]
We are lucky and grateful to belong to such an inspired and supportive community of foodies, farmers, friends, culinary phenoms, and philanthropists! Our team at Gracie’s and Ellie’s is truly thankful for the ability to continue putting our dreams into practice, day-after-day, because of the amazing people we work with! This year our Holiday Collection […]
Last week, Chef Matt was serving a dish of pappardelle pasta with braised rabbit, wild mushrooms, provolone picante, and shaved green onions. This dish is packed with rich, savory flavors accented by little bursts of freshness from herbs and shaved green onions. The cheese, Mandarone Provolone, is a three year aged provolone cheese made […]
This week’s food and wine pairing focuses on one of summer’s most delicious treasures; the melon. Its succulently sweet flesh and perfumy aroma sets the perfect backdrop for another of the food world’s most delicious offerings; ham! The combination of sweet, juicy melon and salty, fatty ham is truly a magical experience for the mouth. […]
Grapefruit Pudding Cake Yield: 9 servings This dessert can be enjoyed year round, but is a personal favorite in the winter. Served warm, these pudding cakes are a creamy yet light, and pair wonderfully with Hachiya persimmon. The grapefruit can be easily substituted for lemon or lime, as well. Ingredients: Eggs, separated – 2 […]
Peach Rhubarb Tart A perfect way to use the summer’s bounty. I like to pair peaches and rhubarb during their brief season together in late June. The high acid from the rhubarb is balanced by the juicy, sweet peaches in this harmonious summer tart. This tart can be made easily with whatever fruit you have, […]
We love our Star Chef dinners. If you’ve joined us for one, you know how much fun they can be. We are fortunate to hosts chefs from throughout New England, and the United States, for beautiful evenings of food and wine.
It is a rare occasion, however, when we get to host the maker of “the best riesling in the world.” This wine tasting dinner will be hosted by none other than Stu Smith, of Smith-Madrone Vineyards and Winery.
Serve a Blue Cheese Dessert, and Add Some Snap to that Supper One of my favorite things to serve after a meal is a block of blue cheese, some crackers, and a bottle of delicious dessert wine. Serve your loved ones a sweet wine and blue cheese dessert; if they aren’t blown away, then you […]
Today is our Anniversary: Ten Years in Downtown Providence Ten years ago, downtown Providence was a different place. Many of the great restaurants and shops did not yet exist, and some of our favorites have since left. Gracie’s originally opened on Federal Hill, but opportunity knocked, and we moved into a great location across the […]
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Come support Rhode Island in the 2015 Culinary Showdown at Jonathan Edwards Winery. Let’s show Connecticut who has the best food in New England!
Hi. Will you tell us who you are and what is your position at Gracie’s? My name is Kendal. I am the Private Events Coordinator at Gracie’s and I started in September 2014. What do you like the most about working here? I think it says a lot when you wake up genuinely excited to […]
How do we Aproach Wine and Food Pairings? At Gracie’s, one of our featured dinner choices is the five or seven-course chef’s tasting menu. Our guests can enhance their dining experience with the addition of wines selected specifically to complement the food. Wine and food pairings are an excellent way to try new flavor combinations, […]
If you’ve been shoveling snow nearly as much as I have lately, there is something to be said for having a warm drink to revive your spirits. Really though, a warm winter cocktail can soften the cold winter wind anytime, snow or no snow. Gracie’s bartender Kristi developed this lovely cocktail for just those times […]
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For two weeks each January, Gracie’s participates in Providence Restaurant Weeks. Participating restaurants throughout the area offer a three-course, prix fixe dinner menu with a discounted price. These weeks have always been fun for us, as we get to meet new people, and host friends we missed over the holidays. For you, […]
Chocolate Chip Cookies are a welcome addition to any occasion, or just because. The Ellie’s chocolate chip cookie is our signature take on the traditional recipe. The oats add a nice texture, and, of course, these are filled with chocolate – YUM! Comment below to let us know how this works for you.
At Ellie’s and Gracie’s, we feel privileged to work with some amazing people. Our “Meet the Team” feature let’s us share even more of their talents with the world. Today, we meet Travis, who has been with Gracie’s for about 18 months.
At Gracie’s, as in life, we meet wonderful people, and are privileged to have them in our presence. Sometimes, we only get to spend a little time with them before they move on, and even though we love having them with us, we know that they are looking forward to new experiences and challenges. So […]