Need to Know Newport, RI: Week of September 21

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On Thursday at The Elms, newportFILM and the Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival will screen “King Georges,” a film that follows chef Georges Perrier on his mission to keep his restaurant, Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, open. Photo by Wally Gobetz via flickr CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.

Fall is officially on it’s way, but that’s not slowing Newport down. Here’s what you need to know to enjoy the this week! (Hint: It involves lots of eating.)

• On Wednesday, September 23, the Redwood Library & Athenaeum presents the lecture The Classical House: Two Thousand Years of Architectural Design, by architectural historian John Tschirch, who explores the social and cultural history of domestic dwellings. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with a wine and cheese reception; tickets are $25.

• Also on Wednesday, September 23, Le Petit Café will host a cooking class featuring Chef Laurent Vals  and his exquisite macarons. A demonstration and hands-on class will teach guests to prepare macarons, followed by a sampling paired with sparkling wine. The class will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and costs $55. Reservations can be made online.

• Join mvyradio for a Listener Appreciation Party at Fluke on Thursday, September 24 from 4:30 till 6:30 p.m. Sip scrumptious cocktails, sample Fluke snacks, and meet on-air personalities.

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival is partnering with newportFILM on Thursday, September 24 to screen King Georges, a documentary that follows fiery French chef Georges Perrier who is on a mission to keep his 40-year-old, internationally renowned restaurant, Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, current as trends and tastes  rapidly change. A pre-film reception with wine and hors d’ oeuvres will begin at 6 p.m. on the the South Terrace at The Elms; the screening begins at 7 p.m. in The Elms’ ballroom. Tickets are $50; seating is limited.

Kara DiCamillo loves eating, traveling, shopping, and everything outdoors. She is an active volunteer in her Newport, Rhode Island community and has backpacked Mt. Washington in New Hampshire too many times to count. Kara started her online writing career with TreeHugger in 2005 and currently contributes to several websites focusing on lifestyle, food, and travel.

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