If you're hungry for an epicurean adventure this April, Gracie's is hosting two gourmet events that are sure to put a spring in your step. Gracie's will hold its "Wines of the World" Sipping in the Spring event on April 2 and a Star Chef Dinner featuring Chef Evan Mallett, owner of the Black Trumpet Bistro in Portsmouth, N.H., on April 16. These events will include the ever-present Gracie's touch, offering unique and memorable culinary experiences with the utmost attention to detail.

"April will certainly be an exciting month for Gracie's," said Ellen Gracyalny, owner of Gracie's. "The success of last year's Wines of the World events combined with the wonderful weather we've been having, are making us especially excited for ‘Sipping in the Spring.' We're also delighted to bring back Chef Mallett for an evening of collaboration with our team. This Star Chef Dinner will mark the third time we've had an opportunity to integrate his passion for creating dishes inspired by the Mediterranean and the Americas with our passion for surprising our guests with inventive, seasonal dishes."

Details about each of the events are as follows:

April 2 "Wines of the World" - Sipping in the Spring
There's no better way to spend a spring evening than enjoying wine and other libations from around the world while listening to music and partaking in culinary delights with friends and family. On Monday, April 2, Gracie's will bring "Wines of the World" back to Providence. This event's theme, Sipping in the Spring, will feature over 40 wines, artisan beers and craft spirits from around the world and will include a delicious variety of hors d'oeuvres, as well as live entertainment by the Louis Vaughn Quartet. Additionally, the event will spotlight special sabering and port tonging demonstrations by Sir Jeremy Bell of Scotland. The cost to enjoy Gracie's "Wines of the World" Sipping in the Spring event is $75 per guest for an all-inclusive culinary experience. To make reservations, contact the restaurant at 401.272.7811 or email Brendan Chipley Roane, Gracie's Director of Special Events, at brendan@graciesprov.com.


April 16 Star Chef Dinner - Chef Evan Mallett
With great excitement, Gracie's is pleased, once again, to feature Chef Evan Mallett for a Star Chef Dinner. Mallett - like the Gracie's team - is committed to using locally sourced food to create his dishes. Having lived in Mexico from the late nineties until 2003 - operating a gourmet food shop and Mexican/Cajun restaurant in San Miguel de Allende - Mallett will incorporate his special affection for Latin and Mediterranean cuisine into the April 16 Star Chef Dinner. He will collaborate with the Gracie's team on a five-course meal created to delight the senses. A Boston native who has cooked all over the world, Mallett was named in 2011 as a James Beard semi-finalist for Best Chef Northeast. He is well respected in the culinary industry for his dedication to sustainable farming and is active with and sits on the boards of Chef's Collaborative, Slow Food Seacoast and the Heirloom Harvest Project - an initiative to join farmers, chefs and educators to identify and restore a food system native to the greater N.H. Seacoast.

The Star Chef Series, now in its fourth year, combines the talents of extraordinary chefs from around the country and pairs them with the Gracie's team. Working collaboratively, the Star Chef and the team create a five-course menu that is expertly paired with wine. The informal and intimate setting allows the chefs to step out of the kitchen from time to time to talk with guests about the meal and their experience. The cost for a Gracie's Star Chef Dinner (paired with wine) is $100. To make reservations call Gracie's at 401.272.7811.

To learn more about these events, visit www.graciesprov.com. You can also follow Gracie's on Facebook at http://bit.ly/GraciesProv.

About Gracie's
Established in 1998, Gracie's in downtown Providence, R.I., provides guests with a culinary experience that is anything but expected. The 70-seat restaurant, located at 194 Washington Street just steps from Trinity Repertory Theater, entices guests with seasonally inspired American cuisine that is fresh and inventive. In addition to the main dining room, Gracie's also offers a private wine cellar for up to eight guests and a private dining room that can accommodate up to 70 people. In addition to award-winning food, guests can enjoy five-star cocktails and a wine list of more than 200 wines. Gracie's can also cater a wide and unlimited range of events through Grace, Events by Gracie's. For more information, visit www.graciesprov.com or call 401.272.7811.