Around the World in 80 Trays

Join the Rhode Island Historical Society at the Aldrich House on Thursday, May 18 for our annual fundraising benefit Spring Forward: Around the World in 80 Trays, a celebration of Rhode Island’s global food culture.

The evening will kick off at 5:30 p.m., with a VIP Reception featuring an amazing selection of wines and beers from around the world provided by Bottles Fine Wine, as well as international cheese and charcuterie from Edgewood Cheese Shop. Experts will offer insights into the selections, as well as the most appropriate pairings. Guests will also have the opportunity to view maritime paintings and maps from the RIHS collections and discuss the pieces with Deputy Executive Director for Collections & Interpretation Richard Ring.

At 6:30 p.m., the main event will begin featuring food and drink from over two dozen area restaurants. Guests will be able to sample fare from Central and South America, the Caribbean, West Africa, the Middle East, Central and South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Europe. Entertainment will be provided by jazz trio Trois Gras. The evening will conclude with a selection of international pastries, teas, and coffees.

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