Food Notes for the week of Sept. 16

Hotel Viking & One Bellevue, One Bellevue Ave., Newport, hotelviking.com will hold a five-course Revana Family Vineyard wine dinner Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. Menu highlights include charcoal-broiled duck leg with sea-salted honey thyme butter and petite braised pork belly with fried cippolino onions (paired with 2013 Alexana Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir) and Sunset Farms short ribs with pancetta and bean risotto (2013 Corazon Del Sol Malbec). The cost is $69 plus tax and gratuity. To reserve, call (401) 848-4813 or email Vikdining@hotelviking.com . The restaurant will also hold a Champagne Taittinger Master Class open to people age 21+ with Bernard Sun, brand director, French Portfolio at Kobrand Corporation, and Matthew MacCartney, executive chef of Jamestown Fish Friday, Sept. 25, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Chef MacCartney will pair each wine (Brut La Francaise, Prestige Rose, 2006 Millesime and 2005 Comtes de Champagne Blanc de Blanc) with a specialty bite. Seminar

Borders on the culinary map

  1. Firebrick Pharma Pty Ltd is an unlisted pharmaceutical company about to launch Nasodine™, a nasal spray. The nasal spray contains povidone-iodine, which kills all cold and flu viruses on contact. Nasodine will be the first anti-viral treatment for the
  2. Lauder's Firebrick Brasserie is one of only three restaurants on the shortlist for the prestigious CIS Excellence Restaurant Newcomer of the Year Award. Firebrick Brasserie has already put the town on the culinary map, after being declared Best New 
  3. Hidden in a gas station (yes a gas station) is Pizza Amore, 2024 Grand Island Blvd., which boasts wood fire brick oven pizza. According to their website, the pizzas are cooked in a 750 degree oven and take only minutes to bake. There is a choice

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