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Newport Fine Dining News and Events

Experience One of the Best Newport, RI Restaurants

Situated in one of Newport’s most desirable locations, Cara is one of the best Newport, RI restaurants and offers a popular dining experience. From unparalleled views to upscale service, enjoying a meal at Cara is something you won’t want to miss. Check out our Newport fine dining news and special dining events at Cara and contact us to make a reservation to relish in mouthwatering cuisine.

Newport Restaurant Week - Fall 

Book a trip to Newport this November 2nd - November 11th to take advantage of the Fall edition of Newport Restaurant Week. Indulge in a delectable three-course prix fixe menu prepared by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil. Indulge in a three course dinner for only $50 per person. 

2018 Tasting Series 

Throughout the year, Cara hosts a variety of Newport, RI wine tastings and culinary events on the acclaimed Cliff Walk. From learning the basics of food and wine pairings to exploring the flavors of one of Napa's oldest wineries, the series will invoke your love of wine in a beautiful setting. Discover a hidden expertise on New England wine and spirits or strengthen the knowledge you already have. Learn more about our Tasting Series events on The Chanler Blog

Bourbon & Cigars

Reserve your seat for the first ever tasting series at Cara. Indulge in culinary offerings from Chef Matt Voskuil, the finest bourbons presented by Don Jean of Brown-Forman and cigars presented by the owner of the Havana Cigar Club, Todd LaScola.

Don Jean is a CSS (Certified Specialist of Spirits) and has been working in the beverage industry for the past 37 years. He is Brown-Forman's New England Emerging Brands Manager. Brown-Forman is one of the largest American-owned spirit and wine companies today and sells its brands in over 160 countries.  Seating is limited for this exclusive tasting series event. 

  • Time: Sunday, October 28th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm 
  • Price: $140 per person plus tax & gratuity
  • Menu: Bourbon & Cigars Tasting

Champagne Pol Roger 

Champagne Pol Roger was served at the Royal Wedding reception at Windsor Castle following the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales  and Ms. Meghan Markle. The brand has a lengthy history of 160 years as one of the leading Champagne brands in the world. Sip on iconic champagne and taste delectable cuisine created by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil. This tasting event will be presented by Michael Curran, the New England Regional Manager for Frederick Wildman & Sons. 

Michael has spent the past 15 years in wine sales and marketing in the New England area. He is a Certified Specialist of Wine by the Society of Wine Educators and now manages Frederick Wildman & Sons business in New England. Frederick S. Wildman Sr. occupied a unique position in the history and development of the American fine wine and spirits market.  Wildman's logo, designed in a familiar oval shape, has remained constant and is recognized worldwide as a symbol of quality. 

  • Time: Sunday, December 2nd from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
  • Price: TBA 
  • Menu: TBA 

To make a reservation, please call Cara at 401-847-2244  or for more information visit www.thechanler.com. Please note, due to the intimate nature of these tastings, limited seats are available for each event. Full payment of including tax and gratuity per ticket is required upon making a reservation. 

2018 Holiday Dinners


Join us at Cara for Executive Chef Matt Voskuil's special take on Thanksgiving dinner. Each of Cara's three tasting menus are transformed to incorporate traditional Thanksgiving flavors with a twist. Indulge in a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. 

  • Time: Thursday, November 22nd from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm 
  • Price: $95 - $135 (Wine pairings are available at an additional price. A Children's Menu is available for $55 per child.)
  • Menu: Thanksgiving Dinner 

2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence Recipient 

Cara is awarded the 2018 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence. This is the 8th year in a row that a restaurant at The Chanler has won this prestigious award. Wine Spectator's Restaurant Awards recognize restaurants whose wine lists offer interesting selections, are appropriate to their cuisine and appeal to a wide range of wine lovers.