Category Archives : Special Events


Happy Thanksgiving!

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 […]


Gracie’s Presents: Star Chef Event with Chef Evan Mallett POSTPONED

Star Chef Evan Mallett Editors Note: This Event is postponed due to a schedule conflict. We will keep you posted on a new date as soon as we can confirm.  Chef Evan Mallett is a steward of history. His restaurant, Black Trumpet Bistro, in Portsmouth, NH resides in a building that dates to at least […]


Valentine’s Day Desserts

Valentine’s Day desserts don’t have to be difficult to be special. But if you are short on time, or want to treat yourself, as well, Ellie’s Bakery is here for you. Forgot to write a love letter for your sweetheart? Try a personalized orange-scented shortbread love letter cookie. Or enjoy the simple pleasures of a pecan-crusted […]


Providence Restaurant Week

      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, […]


Holiday Macarons

Ellie’s is excited to bring you our 2014 Holiday Macarons. We had some help from you for the December flavors. There were a lot of creative and delicious submissions for our macaron flavor contest, and the Ellie’s and Gracie’s staff had a tough time voting for our favorites. The voting was tight, but here are […]


Cooking Classes 3

Ellie’s Bakery is excited to announce our 2015 cooking class series. Our 2014 series was a hit, and we had so much fun that we are adding even more classes for 2015. Learn how to make your own Honey Beer Bread, or master the art of the French Macaron. Classes include hands-on, personalized instruction from […]


Behind the Scenes: Star Chef Dinner Part 2

This is the second in our “Behind the Scenes” series. This section and section one take you into the kitchen to find out what happens before dinner gets to your table. Our Star Chefs Dinners give us an opportunity to collaborate and learn from some of our favorite chefs. Our guests get the opportunity to […]


A Conversation with Star Chef Taylor Knapp

On Monday, October 20, Gracie’s is hosting the next dinner in the Star Chefs Series. Chef Taylor Knapp, of First and South in Greenport, New York, will join us for an evening of passed canapés, and a five-course tasting menu. We were curious to know what Chef Taylor might have planned for his first visit […]


Behind the Scenes: Star Chefs Series Part 1 1

Did you ever wonder what happens behind the scenes at your favorite restaurant? What happens before that beautiful plate gets to your table? In this series, we will open the kitchen door, and spend time with the chefs, waiters, bartenders, and restaurant staff who bring you the best in local, seasonal, and wholesome food. (photos by JWessel Photography)


Star Chefs Dinner with Bruce Tillinghast

If a meal reflects the chef’s personality, then the Bruce Tillinghast Star Chefs Dinner at Gracie’s will be warm and welcoming, like sitting down with an old friend. I met Chef Bruce at New Harvest Coffee Roasters recently to talk about the upcoming dinner and his philosophy on cooking. His appreciation for creativity and artistry […]


March 16: Star Chef Dinner with Chef Michael Ginor

This post is from our Star Chef Dinner with Chef Michael Ginor in June of 2014. Chef Ginor will be joining us again, on March 16, 2015. Minor edits have been made to reflect this.  One of the benefits of working with food, and people who love food, is the opportunity to learn, share, and […]


Gracie’s Star Chef Series

The Star Chef Series at Gracie’s is a tradition we love and look forward to every year. These special dinners began in 2007, during our Share Our Strength: No Kid Hungry dinner. In order to make the event a great success, we invited several guest chefs to work with us. It was an amazing evening, with our team […]


Southside Community Land Trust – Plant Sale

We love fresh, local produce. It is good for the local environment, the local economy, and the taste buds. When it comes to local food, Southside Community Land Trust is a pioneer in Rhode Island. SCLT began organizing and cultivating urban community gardens 30 years ago, and their 50 acre Urban Edge Farm in Cranston, […]


Cinco de Mayo

This Saturday, we will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo in downtown Providence. We will be out with Millie, the Macaron Ice Cream cart, and there will be an abundance of food trucks, face painting, and music. This should prove to be a fun day, with a little something for everyone. Contrary to popular belief, however, Cinco […]


Eat, Drink, RI!

This is a big weekend for food and drink here in little ole Providence. The Eat, Drink RI Festival is this weekend, starting with a feast this evening featuring some of the best chefs from around the state. Friday night is the festival Truck Stop, with many of Rhode Island’s fantastic food trucks. This part […]


Washington Street Supper Club

There is something undeniably classy about Big Band music. The intricate arrangements, tight harmonies, and spotlighted solos are the defining music of America in the first half of the 20th century. Today, that music is nostalgic, but is also alive and kicking. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to sip a martini […]


Grey Sail Brewing of RI – Field Trip | 1.16.14

Team Gracie’s took a field trip to Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island on Thursday to learn more about this beautiful little brewery, located in Westerly. The lovely Jennifer Brinton, co-owner & multi-tasker extraordinaire, had a lot to say about this special place. Jen, and her husband, Alan had been dreaming about opening a brewery […]