It’s that time of year again, that wonderful time when we get to indulge in the most exquisite dining experiences for a fraction of the price. There are so many unique and flavorful dishes to sample, that perusing the menus can be overwhelming. There are tons of great choices, but here are 17 that stood out to me:

1. Cherry Crusted Cedar Salmon
Cherry thyme crust, roasted potatoes and vegetables, lemon butter sauce from McCormick & Schmick’s.

Crescent Farms Duck
2. Crescent Farms Duck
Black barley porridge, winter squash, Tokyo turnip and preserved fig from Gracie’s.

Crepe Noodles
3. Crepiccini
Crêpe noodles, tossed in a pomodoro beurre blanc sauce and Narragansett Creamery ricotta from Duck and Bunny.

10 Rocks
4. Maria Helena Batatas Bravas
Seasoned potatoes with chorizo sautéed with olive oil, garlic and shallots topped with a fried egg and a chef Creole sauce from 10 Rocks Tapas Bar & Restaurant.

The Ultimate Grilled Cheese and Fig
5. The Ultimate Grilled Cheese and Fig
Creamy goat cheese with fig jam on sourdough bread and grilled, with small salad and french fries from Redlefsen’s Rotisserie & Grille.

DaVinci Ristorante
6. Salmon Aragosta
Over lobster risotto served with mixed vegetables from DaVinci Ristorante.

7. Dark Chocolate Cremeux (Dessert)
With spiced banana bread, vanilla sunchoke puree, hazelnuts and roasted white chocolate ice cream from Mill’s Tavern.

Chocolate Banana Wontons
8. Chocolate Banana Wontons (Dessert)
From Eleven Forty Nine.

9. Shaved Filet Mignon Sandwich
With Swiss cheese, caramelized onions and horseradish sauce, served on naan bread with housemade potato chips from DeWolf Tavern.

Eggplant Rollatini
10. Eggplant Rollatini
Stuffed with herb ricotta from Elizabeth of Portofino’s.

Pistachio Encrusted Salmon
11. Pistachio Encrusted Salmon
From Fred & Steve’s Steakhouse located in Twin River Casino.

Bistro 9
12. Arancini
Asparagus, Parmesan cheese, marinara, crispy pancetta, basil pesto, fresh basil and shaved cheese from Bistro 9.

Duck Confit Shepherd’s Pie
13. Duck Confit Shepherd’s Pie
Duck confit, cabernet demi-glace, peas, carrots and mashed potatoes from Red Stripe.

Hillside Burger
14. The Hillside Burger
Cheddar cheese, onion strings, spicy mayo, bacon and pickles from La Collina, Hillside Bistro.

Seafood Casserole
15. Seafood Casserole (Dinner)

Shrimp, scallops, cod, lobster, Monterey Jack cheese, sherry cream and seasoned crumbs from Hemenway’s.

​Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Stri
16. Bone-In Kona Crusted Dry Aged NY Strip
With shallot butter from The Capital Grille.

17. Piedina di Funghi
Flatbread with crema di funghi, mozzarella, grilled portobello & marinated artichokes, topped with shaved pecorino Romano & truffle oil from Trattoria Zooma.

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