There have been 180 restaurants featured on the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council Secret Ingredient Food Tour and that is something to be proud of. But the organization isn't resting on any laurels but rather launching new food adventures for Summer 2013.
These weekly food tours give residents and visitors chance to sample a wide variety of ethnic foods and cultural cuisine of the Blackstone River Valley each week with cooking demonstrations and tasty meals.
But the best part is the bargain price of $19.50 for each event. That doesn't include tip or tax but it's still a deal.
Got to blackstoneculinaria.com for reservations or call (401) 724-2200 to make a reservation. All events start at 6 p.m. on Wednesdays unless otherwise noted
Central Falls Provisions847 High St. Central Falls,
Demo: How to make fine Polish kielbasa, tour of shop
Meal: Kielbasa appetizers and a jumbo hot dog.
J Gray's Family Tavern405 Mendon Rd.
Demo and Meal: Chicken and broccoli in a light cream sauce over penne pasta
Bob and Timmy's Grilled Pizza621 Pound Hill Rd.
Meet the chef of this award-winning restaurant and enjoy an assortment of specialty pizza, grilled pizza, pastas, and salads.
El Sembrador804 Broad St.
Demo: Pork and cheese pupusas
Meal: Chicken or pork tamales, Mexican tacos with choice of steak, pork, pork with pineapple, or seasoned beef and onions, Mexican quesadillas and a cold drink.
July 24 & Aug. 21
A & W Root Beer460 Putnam Pike
Demo: Learn how A & W Root beer is made.
Meal: A & W Root beer, a hamburger or hot dog, French fries or onion rings and a half-gallon of freshly made A & W Root Beer to take home.
Wednesday, July 31
Stanley's Hamburgers555 Dexter St
Demo: How to make a Stanley Burger, a Blackstone Valley favorite for over 80 years.
Meal: A double Stanley Burger, French fries, onion rings, and a medium drink
Vintage Restaurant2 South Main St
Demo: A presentation on the history of sushi and how to make it.
Meal: Enjoy an assortment of sushi rolls.
Bella Restaurant1992 Victory Highway
Demo and Meal: Baby shrimp Diavolo
Diamond Hill Vineyard3145 Diamond Hill Road
Enjoy a sampling of Diamond Hill Vineyard's award-winning wines and nibble assorted crackers, cheese, and fruit. Cap off the evening with a glass of your favorite Diamond Hill Vineyard wine as you tour the gift shop.
Bayal Buffet50 Ann Mary Street
Demo: Nems - Senegalese spring rolls
Meal: A traditional Senegalese buffet
J & D Family Restaurant46 Putnam Pike, Rt. 44
Demo: Angel Chicken - Chicken, mushrooms and fresh green peppers sautéed in garlic butter then tossed angel hair pasta.
Menu: Chicken Escarole soup, Angel Chicken, apple crisp with coffee
Crystal Lake Golf Club100 Bronco Highway
Demo: Chicken francaise
Meal: Chicken francaise, pasta and vegetable