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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.

Upcoming Dining Events


Celebrate Easter Sunday with friends and family at Cara Restaurant. Join us for a memorable holiday celebration with a special Easter Menu by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil. 

  • Cost: $75 per person, $30 per child (ages 8 & under) 
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Sunday, April 21st 
  • Menu: Easter Brunch

2019 Tasting Series: Foundation of Taste 

Experience a new and exciting New England culinary program this year. Inspired by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil, The Chanler at Cliff Walk and Cara are excited to host a brand new Tasting Series: Foundation of Taste.  It’s dining reimagined. Our Foundation of Taste events are interactive, focused explorations of ingredients and preparation. This is a unique opportunity to interact with Chef Matt Voskuil and the rest of the Cara Team. Below is a full schedule of the 2019 tasting events: 

Lamb – Raw, Braised, Roasted - A discussion of lamb and how to prepare a rack of lamb with a live demo

Special Tasting Menu includes: 

  1. Lamb Carpaccio, Arugula, Mint
  2. Lamb Shank, Tortellini, Parmesan
  3. Lamb Rack, Spring Vegetables, Wild Mushroom

Details of the event: 

  • Cost: $75 per person
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Saturday, April 27th
  • Reserve: Purchase Your Tickets

Salmon – Raw, Poached, Seared - A presentation of a variety of salmon including farm raised vs. wild and a live demo of how to properly clean salmon

Special Tasting Menu includes: 

  1. Salmon Crudo, Yuzu, Sunflower
  2. Salmon, Little Gem, Cured Lemon, Dill
  3. Salmon, Asparagus, Sweet Onion Relish

Details of the event: 

  • Cost: $75 per person
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Saturday, May 26th
  • Reserve: Purchase Your Tickets

Pork – Belly, Ribs, Loin - A discussion of heritage pork breeds and head to tail cooking 

Special Tasting Menu includes: 

  1. Glazed Pork Belly, Mango, Almond
  2. Grilled Ribs, Navel Orange and Jicama
  3. Roast Loin, Cheddar Potatoes, Green Beans

Details of the event: 

  • Cost: $75 per person
  • Time: 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Saturday, June 15th
  • Reserve: Purchase Your Tickets

Foie Gras – Torchon, Seared, Roasted - Saturday, August 10th, $100 per person

Scallops – Raw, Grilled, Seared - Saturday, September 7th, $75 per person

Capon – Roast, Confit, Cold - Saturday, October 19th, $75 per person  

Lobster – Grilled, Poached, Cold - Saturday, November 16th, $75 per person

Wagyu Beef – Raw, Domestic, Japanese - Saturday, December 14th, $100 per person

To make a reservation, please call Cara at 401-847-2244. 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.  

Mother's Day

Join us at Cara Restaurant as we honor the strongest women in our lives, our mothers. This special occasion features a carefully created menu by Executive Chef Matt Voskuil that our mothers will certainly remember. Treat mom this year  to a fine dining experience featuring sweeping ocean views, unparalleled service and delectable cuisine.

  • Cost: $75 per person, $30 per child (ages 8 & under) 
  • Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Date: Sunday, May 12th 
  • Menu: Mother's Day Brunch

In The News 

2019 Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Award

Forbes Travel Guide's inspectors test up to 900 objectives and award ratings based on graciousness, thoughtfulness and personalized service. 

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.

Wine List & Specialty Drink Menu

19 to Watch in 2019 by GoLocalProv

Executive Chef Matt Voskuil is recognized as one of the 19 people to watch in 2019. 

Providence Journal Review 

Recently published in the Providence Journal by Food Editor Gail Ciampa, a review of Cara was included in the piece titled, 'Luxurious Dining in a Stunning Setting'. The review highlights Cara's prix fixe menu options, specifically Forage, one of the two six-course tasting menus offered at our restaurant.