Rhode Island Monthly Rhode Trips 2011 : Page 10

Three’s a Crowd: Wine & Dine continued from page 9 » go fr om the Newport Vineyar ds wine shop and cruise over to Greenvale Vine-yards, which is right around the corner in neighboring Portsmouth (seriously, we’re talking a fi ve minute drive). From May through November, Greenvale hosts Saturday afternoon jazz tastings where you two can relax to live jazz and sample six of the vineyard’s wines; decide on a fav orite (or two) and add to the da y ’s take. Once the music dies down around 5 p.m., you’ve got one stop left: home. You won’t find better, fresher bounty anywhere than what EAT you’ve reaped during the day’s market excursion. Pop open one of the bottles you’ve taken home from the vineyards and get cookin’. Not exactly a creative genius in the kitchen? Fear not. The Farm Fresh Rhode Island website features plenty of recipe ideas to get your culinary juices simmering, and the site’s handy month-by-month harvest calendar can help you pre-plan the night’s menu. farmfreshri.org Really, do you have to ask? Just this once we’re going to suggest STAY you stay in. At home. Just the two of you. Need we say more? Three words: Don’t forget dessert. For something simple TIP and quintessentially summer, add berries to your shopping bag. The month will dictate the market’s prime picks: Early summer’s strawberries give way to raspberries, blueberries and blackberries. In the mood for something a touch more sinful? Make Newport Chocolates your last stop of the day and bring home a sampling of Laurent Vals’ handcrafted artisan chocolates. With flavor creations dubbed Desire and Passionata, Chef Vals’ chocolate could be the perfect end to a truly delicious day. Laurent Vals’ Handcrafted Chocolates at Newport Chocolates, 82 William St., Newport, 401-841-8975, laurentvals chocolates.com, newportchocolates.com Located Directly on Misquamicut Beach, the Andrea is the ideal day trip for the entire family! • Full Service Oceanfront Restaurant • Nightly Summer Specials & Live Entertainment 89 Atlantic Avenue Misquamicut Beach, RI 02891 www.andreahotel.com 888.318.5707 Short & Sweet Cliff Walk Overlooking Newport’s eastern shore, the trails along the Cliff Walk are thought to have originally been created by deer. To-10 RHODE ISLAND MONTHLY I RHODE TRIPS I 2011

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